Level 3 Award in Chattels Auctioneering

This qualification is open to all and is a requirement for membership of NAVA Propertymark. It is an introductory qualification ideal for candidates wanting to gain or improve existing knowledge in the key areas related to Chattels Auctioneering. This qualification is broadly equivalent to A-Level in standard.

How do I begin

Step 1 - Read the Examination Regulations located below, under the subheading Useful Documents 

Step 2 - Read the Qualification Specification located below, under the subheading Useful Documents

Step 3 - Click here to enrol with us to become a candidate. On the enrolment form, you will select the qualification you wish to be registered for *

Step 4 - To purchase study materials (these are not mandatory) contact MOL directly (tel: 0345 203 2103)

Step 5 - Begin studying towards the qualification using study materials (if purchased), the Qualification Specification document and conduct self research to fully prepare for the examinations 

Step 6 - When you are examination ready, you can log into your online candidate account to book your examinations or by telephoning Pearson Vue directly (tel: 0161 8557 537)

* If you have already enrolled with us and wish to undertake further qualifications then you will need to log into your existing online candidate account to register for another qualification. 

Please do not enrol again as candidates are only permitted to hold one candidate account with us.

Useful Documents

The Qualification Structure

This qualification is divided into 4 units:

Unit 1: Health and Safety, Security and General Law (COM1)
Unit 2: Law Relating to Chattels Auctions (CHAT2)
Unit 3: Chattels Auctioneering Practice & Procedures (CHAT3)
Unit 4: Chattels Appraisal & the Auctioneers Duties and Liabilities (CHAT4)

Assessment Method

Each of the 4 units are assessed by a multiple-choice examination which is taken on a computer at a UK Pearson Vue test centre.

Each examination consists of 20 multiple-choice questions which must be answered within 30 minutes and a pass mark of 70% must be achieved (this equates to 14 out of 20 questions answered correctly). 

Results & Certification

You will be issued with a results slip from Pearson Vue immediately after sitting your examination at their test centre.  For failed examinations, the bottom of the slip will include a scoresheet, highlighting areas in which you have scored high/low in.

You will be issued with a final passed letter from ourselves once you have achieved all necessary units of the qualification.  This letter will typically be posted out to your registered postal address, the Monday after you have passed your final examination.

A full qualification certificate will be posted from ourselves to your registered postal address within four weeks of completing your final examination.  You do not need to apply for the certificate or pay a further cost as the fee is included within the examination fees.


You must show two forms of identification at the test centre in order to be permitted to sit your examinations.  The identification presented MUST match your registered name information on your candidate account.

View the Examination Regulations (Point 4) above for the list of approved documents. 

How long will the qualification take

This really depends on how you undertake the necessary study and if you have previous experience within chattels auctioneering.  Although you do not have to be employed or have previous experience within an agency, you will find your studies more relevant and maybe easier than if you have no experience.  

Candidates have 3 years from their date of registration to achieve all required units to complete their qualification. If candidates fail to pass all units within this 3 year timescale, they will be required to re-register.

Candidates will be able to carry over results of any previously achieved units which are still available for assessment at the time of re-registration.

Distance Learning Study Materials 

MOL LogoYou can study towards the qualification in the comfort of your home or office, using open learning materials, or by supported distance learning facilitated by our preferred supplier MOL. This means that you can take advantage of flexible learning which can fit into your lifestyle. 

There are two prices for MOL's hardcopy study materials and these are in the region of:

£150 - For Members* of any Membership division falling within the Propertymark umbrella Membership Associations

£255 - For Non-Members of any Membership division falling within the Propertymark umbrella Membership Associations

*You can read how to become a Member of NAVA Propertymark on their website 

To purchase study materials and to enquire about MOL's additional packages that they have available, please contact MOL directly for further details:

0345 203 2103


Examinations Costs:

If booked individually (1) unit taken £50

2 units taken back to back on the same day by one candidate £80
(promotional code TA_TWO_EXAMS16)

3 units taken back to back on the same day by one candidate £100
(promotional code TA_THREE_EXAMS16)

Retakes will incur the same costs and these prices apply to all candidates. 

To take advantage of the discounted prices, you will need to use the PROMOTIONAL CODE via your online candidate account.  Alternatively, you can telephone Pearson Vue (tel: 0161 8557 537) and they will automatically apply the discount. 

All examination fees are paid to Pearson Vue and cannot be taken by Propertymark Qualifications. 

Booking, rescheduling or cancelling examinations:

You can do so via your online candidate account or by telephoning our examination supplier, Pearson Vue directly (tel: 0161 8557 537).  Propertymark Qualifications cannot book, amend or cancel examinations.

Pearson Vue has approximately 150 participating test centres throughout the UK which are available for examinations on demand during working hours. 

Examination fees are payable at the time of booking by debit/credit card.

Cancellation Policy:

There is a 72 hour cancellation policy in place by ourselves and Pearson Vue.

If you need to reschedule or cancel an examination, you will need to provide 72 hours notice prior to the examination.  If you are within the 72 hour cancellation period, you will not receive a refund and this information is stipulated in booking confirmation emails.

Re-sitting examinations: 

You can attempt an examination as many times as necessary until the unit has been passed.
Retakes can be booked via your online candidate account or by telephoning Pearson Vue directly (tel: 0161 8557 537) the following day however, you will not be able to physically resit the failed examination until 10 days have passed due to a 10 day study period.

Reasonable adjustments 

Candidates should contact us to discuss support and/or adjustments they require to enable them to take examinations. 

Further information can be found in the Reasonable Adjustments Policy under the 'Policies and Procedures' tab

I learned so much, it was fantastic
~ Candidate, East Midlands

 ...just having the qualification makes me feel even more confident in my role.
~ Elizabeth Anderson

The relationship between a landlord and their agent should be a long one, built on trust and confidence, and what better way to assure your landlord than having proof of your knowledge with a professional qualification.
~ Sara Hawkins

Having these qualifications really helps you prepare for the property industry, as you learn relevant information that will aid you in a property related job.
~ Nina Chambers

By undertaking a qualification with Propertymark Qualifications, it not only helps in giving property experts the knowledge they need to do a better job but it also gives us something just as valuable...credibility. 
~ Andrew Everett

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