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Level 6 Award in Residential Letting & Property Management - Scotland

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This qualification is accepted as criteria for the Scottish Letting Agent Register


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The Level 6 Award is ideal for candidates wanting to improve existing knowledge in the key areas related to residential letting and property management.

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 (SCOM1)
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: Legal Aspects of Letting and Management (SRLPM2)
This covers the law specific to the letting and management of residential property, including law and legislation regarding granting, administration, financial management and termination of the various types of residential tenancies.

Unit 3: Residential Property Letting Practice (SRLPM3)
You will learn how you should carry out the letting of a residential property, including one's actions when dealing with landlords & tenants, and the appropriate practices adopted for taking client's instructions, finding tenants and preparing appropriate documentation.

Unit 4: Residential Property Management Practice (SRLPM4) 
This unit covers the management aspect of residential property, including dealing with repair & maintenance, appointing contractors related to residential properties, problems associated with managing residential properties and end of tenancy duties.

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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?

This qualification has been Credit Rated for the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework by the Scottish Qualifications Authority at SCQF Level 6 with 16 SCQF credit points.

This qualification is recognised by ARLA Propertymark for their membership. It is also accepted as part of the criteria to apply for the Scottish Letting Agent Register which is now a legal requirement for practicing letting agents in Scotland.


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

Methods of study

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 need to know and understand for each unit and what you will be assessed on. Ensure you cover all learning outcomes to fully prepare for examinations. Download Qualification Specification

Sample questions

This document helps show the type and level of difficulty of questions, similar to those that you will be asked during your examinations. There are no answers provided to these. Download Sample Questions

Propertymark courses

Propertymark Qualifications have worked with our colleagues at Propertymark to ensure that learners studying towards the Level 6 Award in Residential Letting & Property Management have access to resources to support your study including face-to-face courses that can be accessed whether you are a member of the Propertymark professional bodies or not. In fact there are special packages available to those wishing to join either as a member or as a student member*.

Propertymark membership and study material bundles*

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Are you thinking of becoming an ARLA Propertymark member?

Propertymark offers membership, training courses and qualification study material bundles which include workbooks published by MOL, that will save you money.

As a member you will be able to access exclusive resources to further support your study including fact sheets and guides.

Contact Propertymark's Business Development team on 01926 417 792 to learn more about your membership and training options.   

Workbooks and study materials

MOL provides study materials to support all of our qualifications, whatever your chosen discipline and location in the UK. To enquire about their packages, you can contact them on 0345 203 2103 or visit their website.

Recognised Centres and Apprenticeship providers

Private training providers deliver learning programmes and the Propertymark Qualifications exams directly to their own learners and apprentices. Each organisation who become a Recognised Centre meets stringent recognition criteria by Propertymark Qualifications and are subject to ongoing quality assurance.

A number of centres operate nationwide and are happy to take on individual learners and customers, although they may charge fees for these services in addition to those for your Propertymark Qualifications exams. Find a recognised centre.


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. 

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...the benefits to gaining the qualification are endless.
~ Tania Marshall - Lettings Candidate of the Year Finalist

 ...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

It provides you with a personal sense of achievement in addition to the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently carry out your role to the highest standard.
~ Heather Fraser, Rising Star 2019

Studying for this qualification will help separate you from other agents whilst also increasing your confidence when interacting with customers. 
~ Sean Rawson, Sales Candidate of the Year 2019

Being properly qualified gives you the confidence to offer a professional and compliant service. Go for it!
~ Melfyn Williams, Employer Champion of the Year 2019