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Course Information

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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


Auctioneering & Estate Agency

Code:  5M2102
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Further Information...

The significant recovery in the Housing market means job opportunities for Estate Agents, Valuers, Property Management (letting). Learners who successfully complete all 8 subjects will be awarded QQI Level 5 Certificate in Business. Progression routes include DIT Bsc Real Estate, BSc (hons) Property Economics Learners may also apply directly to IPAV (Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers). 

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Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuation Ballsbridge College of Further Education 
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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Property Surveyor   Quantity Surveyor  
Housing Officer / Manager   Building / Construction Project Manager  
Builders' Merchant   Property Manager  
Facilities Manager   Export Manager  
Call Centre Manager   Sales Manager - Retail  
Wholesaler    Betting Shop Manager  
Retail Merchandiser   Medical Sales Representative   
Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing   Fundraiser  
Area Sales Manager   Auctioneer  
Bar Manager / Publican   Procurement Officer / Buyer  
Customer Service Representative   Customer Support / Telesales Agent  
Department Manager   Dispensing Optician  
Estate Agent   International Sales Representative  
Purchasing Manager - Retail   Retail Manager  
Store Manager    Business Development Executive  
Client Relations Manager   Consumer Scientist  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Building, Construction & Property
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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