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Estate Agency Administrator
(Business Administration)

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INTRODUCTION:

Have you an interest in the property sector and would like to work in a busy Property Management Services, Auctioneers or Valuers as part of the admin team? Then this is the course for you. You will learn all of the necessary administration skills coupled with a specialisation in Valuation and Estate Agency Practice.This course also provides an opportunity to get familiar with the sector prior to considering the Apprenticeship in Auctioneering and Property Services.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.
  • Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement.
  • CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English. 
  • All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and satisfactory completion of the processing stage.

DURATION:

September to May.

FEES:

€300 including QQI examination fees. (Medical card holders exempt from €50). See fees & payment for details.

Fees status currently being updated for 2024/2024.

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business Administration 5M2468.
  • QQI Component Maths 5N1833 (available as option in evening for learners requiring Maths for progression)
  • myhome.ie certificate.

COURSE CONTENT

Valuation - 5N3908

Produce a valuation for a residential property using various methods. Outline essential considerations when arranging a mortgage. Distinguish between the key methods of property evaluation. Complete a freehold and a leasehold evaluation in respect of a leased commercial property. Explore the various government taxes including stamp duty, section tax relief etc. Understand the planning process, zoning and density.

Estate Agency Practice - 5N3025

Create a press release and a brochure for the sale and letting of a property. Design suitable marketing material for an auctioneering company and the properties on its books. Demonstrate knowledge of the procedures followed from commencement of the sales process to completion of the sale. Explore the roles of relevant professional and legislative bodies in the industry.

Business Administration Skills - 5N1610

Examine a range of recruitment options for selecting and appointing staff and current employment rights legislation. Maintain a range of documents pertaining to HR management and employees including employment contracts, attendance records etc. Explore sources of finance for a business including cash-flow. Examine different types of meetings held and complete a range of documentation necessary for the effective function of a meeting. Explain the role of quality systems.

Marketing Practice - 5N1400

Conduct a SWOT analysis. Develop a marketing plan for a specific product or service. Examine the life cycle of a range of products including new product development. Explain the elements of the marketing mix. Carry out market research applying appropriate techniques and research methodologies.

Word Processing - 5N1358

Learn to produce professional mailable document. Learn file management and a host of functions including clipart, headers, footers, watermarks, graphics, tabs etc.

Customer Service - 5N0972

Apply the personal skills, qualities and attitudes required to perform effectively when dealing with customers. Handle a range of challenging situations, demonstrate team or group work in providing customer care. Look at practical examples of organisations with good customer care and their success.

Work Experience - 5N1356

Planning, preparation and reflection on work placement. Job finding strategies, CV and personal statement preparation, interview skills. Practise employability skills with a view to future planning.

Spreadsheets - 5N1977

Produce a spreadsheet that meets a simple design specification and is fit for purpose. Learn a range of spreadsheet features such as data and cell formatting techniques, conditional IF statements, financial, date and time functions. Generate a variety of types of graphs from spreadsheet data. Automate routine multi-step tasks through the creation, execution and management of simple macros.

Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised - 5N1354

Learn to record business transactions, post to ledgers and draw up a trial balance using both a manual accounting system and a computerised package.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING / WORKSHOPS

  • myhome.ie software – The workshop aims to enable learners gain hands on experience of using Myhome.ie Property Management Software. The content includes managing all stages of the sales lifecycle including residential and commercial sales and letting. Additionally, generating documents, managing appointments and invoice generation will also be included
  • Safe Pass – Safe Pass is a one-day health and safety awareness programme, the aim of the programme is to raise the standard of safety awareness. This ensures that, all site personnel undergo basic health and safety awareness training to enable them to work safely and without being a risk to themselves or others.
  • Safety & Health – This course will give the learner an overview of Health and Safety Legislation in Ireland. The content includes overview of the Acts, regulations and codes of practice pertaining to Health and Safety in Ireland including an introduction to The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. It outlines employers and employee duties under The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 as well as the Safety Statement and undertaking Risk Assessment including hazards, risks and control arrangements.
  • Microsoft Outlook (online) – This course demonstrates how to use the internet to compose, send, receive and store electronic mail to include attaching a file to an email and managing email folders. It also facilitates the learner to explore areas related to browser-based email systems including demonstrating the use of at least one current email software package for example: compose, send, receive, reply, forward, print, store electronic messages and open file attachments, attach a file to an email message and create and manage mailboxes and transfer messages to and from relevant mailboxes. Furthermore, learners develop an appreciation of email etiquette as regards: content, length, style and tone of composed messages and they set up a web-based email account. A record of achievement from Morrison’s Island Campus is issued on successful completion.
  • Data Protection (online) – This Data Protection course gives learners an overview of GDPR. The workshop examines what GDPR stands for and gives an understanding of the current data protection rules and obligations. The learners also receive information on the types of data, the terminology associated with GDPR, the penalties with breaches, storage of data and general do’s and don’ts regarding data. A record of achievement from Morrison’s Island Campus is issued on successful completion.

FAQ’s

What hours are involved?

It is a full-time certificate course and classes normally runs from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 2pm on Friday. There is normal one day free of classes during the week.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed by a mixture of assignments and end of year exams.

Is there work experience?

Yes, there is a block of 2 weeks work experience.

How much does the course cost?

The course fees are €300 with a €50 reduction with a medical card.

What funding is available?

VTOS and the Susi grant are available as financial supports.

WORK PLACEMENT / EXPERIENCE

Students undertake a block work placement of 2 weeks in an estate agency/auctioneers office, which they organise themselves. Work placement is a highly valued component of the student experience here at the college. An excellent opportunity for you to gain insight into the world of work. Students are encouraged to source their own Work Placement but you will be supported by the Work Placement team should you need assistance to do this.

EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Some of our popular progression opportunities include:

  • Morrison’s Island Campus: Auctioneering & Property Services Apprenticeship.
  • Morrison’s Island Campus: Progress to 1 of the Morrison’s Island Campus Advanced Business Specialisms, subject to entry requirements being met.
  • TU: TU731 BSc Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Agency and TU836 BSc Property Economics (Valuation Surveying) L8.
  • TUS (Limerick): US882 BSc Property Valuation and Management and US883 BSc Built Environment (Common Entry).

Special arrangements in place with MTU Cork (CCPS), MTU Kerry and SETU(Waterford & Carlow) for preferential entry for students of Morrison’s Island locations. Go to our progressions database for exact requirements on progressions for this course.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Administration roles in the auctioneering, estate agents and property management or property letting sector.

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