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Training takes place on the job and in-house. It is likely you will have an in-house induction, which may last one or two weeks, giving you an insight into the running of the business and the legislation attached to estate agency work.
Professional qualifications are also available and many employers encourage their staff to take them. The National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) is the awarding body which offers a range of relevant qualifications. These include:
A Scottish version of the Level 3 qualification is also available as well as other national training courses and qualifications in the areas of:
For more information see NFoPP: Qualifications .
The NAEA also has a wide range of short courses that run across the UK. The training can include areas such as:
The NAEA encourages continuing professional development (CPD) and a full one-day course equals seven hours of CPD, while a half-day course equals three and a half hours of CPD. For more information see NAEA: Training and Courses .
Some jobs in commercial property will require qualification and membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) .
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