Higher Certificate
Programme Code: TA_BAUCT_C
Mode of Delivery:Part Time, Modular, Distance Education, Non IT Tallaght
No. of Semesters:5
NFQ Level:6
Embedded Award:No
Department:Accounting, Finance & Professional Studies
CAO Code:

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Understand those disciplines which form the basis of a career in the real estate sector and relate these to environmental factors which impact upon the growth, development and success of the modern real estate practice.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Grasp the appropriate theoretical concepts in order to acquire an enhanced understanding and awareness of functional areas of real estate practice
 (b)Demonstrate knowledge that is integrated across a number of the core disciplines and skill sets and their various inter-relationships.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Have an ability to integrate complex material from a range of modules in a cross functional manner using, for example, case studies and project work, peer learning, and reflective practice. (S)he will have built upon the knowledge base acquired, prior to and on entry to the programme, and be capable of: a. Surveying property for Valuation purposes b. Explaining the issues involved in the Valuation of property c. Analysing the various issues in relation to property valuation and marketing d. Engaging in debate to justify decisions and approaches taken e. Communicating effectively with various stakeholders f. Demonstrating an awareness of the practical methods used in surveying property for sale or letting g. Developing an in-depth understanding of the methods used to value and manage property. h. Measuring, Valuing and Marketing property i. Writing, presenting and defending material that relates to the valuation and/or management of property j. Demonstrating interpersonal skills of listening, selling, negotiating, persuasion and presentation
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Apply the knowledge acquired and the skills developed to the solution of specific technical problems in a work related setting a. Exercise judgement in surveying property for sale or let. b. Identify and critically analyse important issues in relation to the valuation of property. c. Analyse the market and prepare reports and scenarios to aid decision making in property investment. d. Identify and evaluate advanced solutions to complex problems of valuation.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Contribute in a wide variety of contexts and take responsibility for the quantity and quality of work produced by using the knowledge acquired, the skills developed and attitudes cultivated on the programme a. Ability to analyse, interpret and manipulate data in pursuit of solutions to complex property related issues and problems. b. Ability to integrate knowledge from a range of subject areas and analyse information from a variety of contexts. c. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the general legal implications and responsibilities when acting in a professional capacity. d. Critically evaluate and formulate considered opinions and solutions given varying contexts. e. Develop and demonstrate effective competencies in communication, problem solving, collaboration and research.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Apply a reflective approach towards learning and to take responsibility for same; acknowledge the limitations of his/her current knowledge, skill and competence and plan to transcend these limitations through further learning.
 (b)Understand the full complement of stakeholders in property transactions and to consider stakeholder sensitivities when making/reporting business decisions.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Develop a creative, flexible, self-aware confident graduate with an insight into human relationships and team working with the ability to conduct a realistic self-appraisal in terms of knowledge and skills required for further career development.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
BUIL H1001 Principles of House Construction
LAWS H1020 Agency Law
ECON H1015 Economics for the Property Market
VALU H1001 Property Valuation

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
PRAC H1001 Professional Practice 1 ( Part 1 of 2 )
VALU H1002 Valuation for Investment
MKTG H1003 Marketing and Sales
LAWS H1021 Land Law
COMM H1024 Communication, Agency Practice and Ethics

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PROP H2004 Property Manangement
LAWS H2021 Conveyancing Law
VALU H2021 Statutory Valuation
BUIL H2001 Building Services and Drainage
PPAD H2001 Property Promotion
PRAC H1001 Professional Practice 1 ( Part 2 of 2 )

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
VALU H2002 Valuation Appraisal
LAWS H2022 Landlord and Tenant Law
BUIL H2002 Building Pathology
PLAN H2001 Land Use Planning
PRAC H2003 Professional Practice 2 ( Part 1 of 2 )

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
PRAC H2003 Professional Practice 2 ( Part 2 of 2 )