New Apprenticeship in Auctioneering and Property Services

April 10, 2019

This Apprenticeship is a two-year ‘earn and learn’ QQI Level 6 advanced certificate programme, combining on-the-job training with academic study.

A new national Auctioneering and Property Services Apprenticeship will be formally launched on Thursday 11th April in Whitehall College of Further Education, Coláiste Caoimhin.

The Auctioneering and Property Services apprenticeship is a nationally accredited two year programme designed to meet employers’ needs in the Auctioneering, Estate Agency, Property Management and Property Letting sector. The apprenticeship has been developed by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board in partnership with the property services industry. On successful completion of the programme apprentices will gain a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) level 6 Advanced Certificate in Property Services. They will also be eligible to apply for a Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) licence. Apprentices are employed in numerous locations around the country and spend four days a week in the workplace and attend college one day per week. Employers that are currently employing apprentices include Sherry Fitzgerald, Knight Frank, Lisney, REA Ed Dempsey Estate Agents, Savills, Flynn & Associates, Casey Kennedy Estate Agents and M & R Property.

The first intake of apprentices began the programme in September 2018 in Ballsbridge College of Further Education. The programme is also being run in Cork College of Commerce by Cork Education and Training Board. A new intake of apprentices will begin the programme in Ballsbridge College and Cork College of Commerce this September and the programme will be run for the first time in Galway City by Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board. There are currently 54 apprentices undertaking the programme with just over 100 new apprentices due to begin this September. Applications for the programme can be made directly through the Ballsbridge College of Further Education and Cork College of Commerce websites and enquiries can be made at


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