Level 3 Award in Real Property Auctioneering


This is an introductory qualification ideal for candidates who have some knowledge of real property auctioneering or are currently working as, or aspiring to work as a property auctioneer or property valuer.

This qualification is is open to all,  broadly and holders of this qualification are eligible to join NAVA Propertymark at Member Grade.

What will be covered?

Unit 1: Health and Safety, Security and General Law (COM1)
Understand the general concepts of law relevant to a property professional. It deals with the historical development of the law as well as current concepts, relevant statute and common law.

Unit 2: Law Relating to Real Property Auctions (RPA2)
Learn about the law auctioneers need to know that is specific to carrying out residential property sales including auction sales.

Unit 3: Real Property Auctioneering Practice and Procedures (RPA3)
Dealing with how auctioneers should conduct themselves when carrying out residential sales and auctions in order to comply with all relevant statute, common law and principles of best practice.

Unit 4: Property Appraisal & the Auction Process (RPA4) 
Understand the legal and technical factors relating to an auctioneer preparing for and carrying out a property appraisal.

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How long will it take?

Up to 12-18 months to complete, requiring approximately 120 hours of qualification study time in total.

You have 3 years from your date of registration to achieve all of the required units to complete the qualification. If you fail to pass all units within this 3 year timescale, you will need to re-register but you will be able to carry over results of any previously achieved units which are still available for assessment at the time of re-registration.

How will I be assessed?

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). 

What will I get?

You will receive a nationally recognised qualification at a level broadly equivalent to A-Level.

Additional Information

Quick links:  How to begin | Study materials | Examinations | Results and Certification | Useful documents

How to begin

Step 1 - Read the Examination Regulations, which can be found in the Useful Documents 

Step 2 - Read the Qualification Specification using the button in the description above. It can also downloaded from the Useful Documents

Step 3 - Enrol with us to become a candidate. As part of your enrolment, you will be asked to choose the qualification you wish to be registered for. If you've already enrolled with us and wish to undertake further qualifications, please login to register for another qualification through your existing candidate account. 

Step 4 - If you wish to purchase study materials (these are not mandatory) contact MOL directly on 0345 203 2103.

Step 5 - Begin studying towards the qualification using study materials (if purchased), the Qualification Specification document and by completing your own research to prepare for your examinations 

Step 6 - Once you're ready, login to your online candidate account to book your examinations or call Pearson Vue directly on 0161 8557 537.

Distance Learning Study Materials 

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You 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:

  • £150 -  Discounted price for Propertymark Members
  • £255 - Standard cost

*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 contact MOL on 0345 203 2103 or visit their website



The majority of our examinations are held at UK Pearson Vue test centres and there are roughly 140 test centres across the country.

Visit our examinations page to find out how you can book your exams and how much they cost.

We also have a helpful guide that will give you tips on what you should do before your exam and what you can expect to happen during and after your exam. Read more...

Results & Certification

You will be issued with a results slip from Pearson Vue immediately after your examination. 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 of the 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 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.

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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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