Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuation


Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuation courses - Dublin

The QQI Level 5, Auctioneering, Estate Agency and Valuation Course at BFEI, located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin, allows students to gain the knowledge of the property sector and progress in their careers.

Are you intrigued by the dynamic nature of the property market?  Do you have a confident, outgoing personality and good communication skills?   Are you skilled in the art of negotiation? 

Then why not consider a career  in auctioneering and estate agency?  With the upsurge in the Irish property and rental market, there is demand for qualified estate agents, property valuers and property managers.  This course will give you the foundation  to build a career in this vibrant sector.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including: 

  • Auctioneering Practice
  • Estate Agency and Valuation 
  • Property Management
  • Property Letting

Companies who have hired BFEI graduates include:

  • Sherry Fitzgerald
  • Robert Downey
  • Savilles
  • Douglas Newman Good

Course Structure

Learners are prepared for the following:

  • Understand the principles of property valuation.
  • Appreciate the cyclical nature of the property market.
  • Understand the legal framework underpinning property transactions.
  • Prepare sales brochures and/or catalogues.
  • Assist with marketing property for sale or auction.
Core Elements
  • Estate Agency Practice
  • Valuation
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Law
  • Marketing Practice
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Course Code

  • AEV
  • Duration

  • 1 Year – full time September to May
  • Number of places

  • 30
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 25
  • Timetable contact

  • 4 days

Studying at BFEI was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I completed the QQI Level 5 course in Auctioneering, Estate Agency and Valuation. This course is a must for anyone who would like to get into the property industry. After I finished the course, I was accepted to a Level 6 programme at TU Dublin, City Campus, where I am currently studying Business in Real Estate, Valuation, Sale & Management part-time to gain my Property Licence. Upon finishing the full-time course with BFEI, I was offered a full-time position with one of the largest residential management agencies in Ireland. I cannot recommend BFEI and this course highly enough. The lecturers are absolutely amazing and will help you through the whole year to make sure you achieve your goals.

- Virag Detre, Auctioneering, Estate Agency & Valuation Graduate, 2019 -

Support Elements
  • Career Advice
  • CV Preparation
Assessment and certification
  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of work submitted during the year and exams.
  • Learners who successfully complete all 8 subjects will be awarded a QQI level 5 Certificate in Business Studies (5M2102).

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Learners may apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Level 6 Higher Certificate in Real Estate (Valuation, Sale and Management). Apply directly to IPAV (Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers) – for entry to this Level 6 Award delivered part-time in the Technological University Dublin [Tallaght].

If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as: BSc in Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Agency or BSc (Hons) Property Economics Technological University Dublin [City] -

BSc in Construction Management with Building Services Institute of Technology Carlow –

Check out the updated BFEI CAO Progression Pathways Chart with new progression options included for TCD, NUI Maynooth and University of Limerick.  CAO data shows that many BFEI graduates from 2019/2020 secured excellent CAO offers. 

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Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate​ 

You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability

Advisory Meeting

Applicants will be invited to attend an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Information on course costs and the registration/induction process will also be provided at this meeting. 

Places will be offered, on a first come basis, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements and subject to a place being available. 


At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students.


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