National Certificate in Real Estate (NQF 5) RPL
The Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) made it mandatory that all principal agents must acquire this National Certificate in Real Estate. The qualification covers all the required management, marketing, people, ethical, legal and financial skills necessary to manage a team of agents effectively. It is the first step in fulfilling the EAAB’s legal requirements. The other requirements are:
- the passing of the Professional Designation Exam (PDE), and
- ongoing Continuing Professional Development [CPD]).
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mode of attaining the qualification is perfect for existing principals or branch managers (or ex principals or branch managers) who need the qualification to be legally compliant with the EAAB’s requirements.
Non-principal agents who are looking to develop their skills so that they can start their own real estate agency, or acquire a franchise, are generally not RPL candidates and they are advised to rather attend training to earn the qualification.
The qualification provides successful learners with access to the Chartall Business College Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Learners who hold an FFC as a full status principal agent may apply for RPL, but they may also opt for the online learning delivery option if they feel that they do not have sufficient current learning to complete the assessments without training. This is because there is no training and no training materials with the RPL option. You simply complete the assessment. Learners with less workplace experience should rather complete the qualification through the blended learning delivery method.
To enrol for RPL learners must be a full status principal agent (or have been a full status principal agent in the past) and have extensive real estate management experience. You will be required to complete a pre-RPL assessment in order to ensure readiness for RPL.
Learners will complete their RPL assessment online, so you will need a PC or tablet with sufficient internet connectivity to download and upload the assessments. A good level of computer literacy is also an advantage.
You should ideally be employed by a real estate agency in a supervisory position, as there are practical projects to complete
The advantage of the portfolio as a mode of assessment is that it can be used after the learning to support the learner’s CV as it showcases what they can do practically (you will need to keep a copy of it for this purpose). Learners will still need to comply with any requirements of the EAAB (such as writing Professional Designation Examinations and ongoing professional development [CPD]).
Learners may also be required to write a Final Summative Assessment once they have completed their portfolio successfully. Chartall will keep enrolled learners up-to-date with the SETA’s requirements for this assessment.
- Lectures 20
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 6 Months
- Skill level NQF 5
- Language English
- Students 382
- Assessments Yes
Real estate management
Marketing and business management
Human resource management
Electives: one of the following categories