Qualifications

Level 3 Award in Commercial Property Agency - England, Wales & Northern Ireland

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This is an introductory qualification ideal for candidates wanting to gain or improve existing knowledge in the key areas related to commercial property agency.

What will be covered?

Examination questions are based on the Qualification Specification so please refer to this document when studying: 

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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: Practice and Law Relating to Commercial Property Agency (CPA2)
This unit is about the law a commercial and business transfer agent needs to know that is specific to the sale, acquisition and letting of commercial property; including law relating to commercial property transactions and the importance of understanding & complying with legislation concerning commercial & business transfer agency services.

Unit 3: Practice Relating to Residential Property Sales (CPA3)
Covers the law relating to real property and commercial & business premises that agents need to know when selling, acquiring and letting commercial property. Also covers financial, rating, taxation and licensing matters regarding freehold and leasehold premises used for commercial & business purposes, and the legislation relating to use and occupation of commercial property, with the roles & procedures of those involved in commercial transactions.

Unit 4: Commercial Property and Business Appraisal and Basic Building Construction (CPA4) 
How the agent provides appraisals and valuation services, as well as advice to owners or occupiers of freehold or leasehold commercial/business premises prior to the sale or letting of their interests. Valuation and marketing techniques are covered, as well as best practice of these in accordance with legislation. Financial and accounting issues relevant to valuation, sale or letting and the different types of building construction and common building defects and remedies are also explored.

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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 an A-Level. This qualification is also recognised by  NAEA Commercial for their membership. 

HOW TO BEGIN

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Read the Qualification Specification

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Enrol and register for your qualification

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Study towards your qualification

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Book exams online or call Pearson Vue's booking line on 0161 8557 537

Methods of study

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Our qualifications are distance learning so it is at your discretion how you prepare for your examinations, using the Qualification Specification. 

Qualification Specification
This document outlines what you will be assessed on. Ensure you cover all learning outcomes to fully prepare for examinations. 

Study materials
MOL provide study materials to support our qualifications. To enquire about their packages, you can contact them on 0345 203 2103 or visit their website

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


Examinations

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Examinations are held at UK Pearson Vue test centres and there are roughly 140 test centres across the country.

How much do they cost?

  • £50 - when booking individually 
  • £80 - when booking two units together that will be taken back to back on the same day by one candidate. Use promotional code TA_TWO_EXAMS16 when booking online.
  • £100 - when booking three units together that will be taken back to back on the same day by one candidate. Use promotional code TA_THREE_EXAMS16 when booking online.

Visit our examinations page to learn more about our examinations as well as viewing 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. 


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

A qualification certificate will be posted to your registered postal address within three 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. 


Useful Documents

  • Sample Questions
    (no answers are provided as these are just to show the type and level of questions asked)

 

Enrol for this Qualification

 

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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