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Property Development - QLS Level 3 Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials (With Optional Online Course Notes)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 120 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
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Course Description

The Introduction to Property Development - QLS Level 3 Course acts as a unique introductory guide for anyone with an interest in this subject or with ambitions to set up in the property development business.

This course allows you to study at your own pace, and is designed to provide the student with a clear and concise understanding of the nature of property development. It will cover what is involved in development and how to undertake a successful project. The course will also show how you can develop an interest and understanding of property development for both a personal or business interest.

The course will take you step-by-step through the thought and learning processes involved in getting on the property development ladder. In a highly structured and clear manner, you will gain a wealth of information and learn important skills needed to prosper in this challenging business.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 3 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement.

The Property Development - QLS Level 3 Course includes the following units:

Please Note: All of the units in this course are also included in the Advanced Property Development - Level 4 Course.

This Unit contains the following topics: What is property development?; Who are property developers?; Key job description; Work Conditions; Personal Requirements; How can you benefit from property development?; Who can develop properties?; Landowners; Where to buy property; Professional involved in Property Development.
This Unit contains the following topics: The Credit Crunch explained; How can you benefit from the housing market crash?; Methods to overcome the Credit Crunch; Become you own estate agent; Sit it out; Create several sources of revenue; A work partner; Methods of finding finance; Control your outgoings; Re-evaluate you property portfolio; and Stay focused and be strong.
This Unit contains the following topics: Before you start; National market v local market; What types of properties can I buy?; Where can I find out about what property is available?; Where to really look; Land Acquisition; Finding property to invest; Do your research; Local neighbourhood analysis; flood area check; Will your project be profitable.
This Unit contains the following topics: Freehold or leasehold; Conveyancing; Restrictions and covenants; Selling a property; Types of surveys; The legal process; Gazumping and gazundering; Knowing your rights; Project particulars; What to look out for; Top tips for buyers and sellers; Key terms; What if there's a problem?; Useful addresses; Checklist for buying property; and Property and Legal Glossary.
This Unit contains the following topics: Where to buy; How to find a bargain; Making an offer; Types of property; Listed buildings; When is a building worthy of listing?; and Principles of selection.
This Unit contains the following topics: Plan carefully; Available equity; Raising funds from family and friends; Gearing; Mortgages; Insurance on mortgages; Loans and overdrafts; Investment syndicate; Grants; Government and Council schemes; Shared ownership; Who is eligible?; How much does it cost?; Taxes and fees; Ongoing monthly costs; and Property cost checklist.
This Unit contains the following topics: Locations; Lifestyle; Size of family; Environment; Law and the government; Reasons for building a home; How to design house plans; and Sample plans.
This Unit contains the following topics: What are building regulations?; Why comply with building regulations?; What building work should comply with building regulations?; What the regulations cover; Buildings and building work exempt from building regulations; How to apply for building regulations approval; Local authority building control service; A full plans application; Building notice; Approved inspectors' building control service; Consulting your neighbours; How building regulations are enforced and how to appeal; How are the building regulations enforced?; and What happens if you disagree with a local authorities enforcement notice?
This Unit contains the following topics: Structure; Do you need planning permission?; Learn how to make an application; The planning process; Surveys; Buy to let; Yield; Building a buy to let portfolio; Do I need permission to rent my property?; Where to advertise?; Accommodation Agencies; Tax implications of renting out property; Who should pay the Council Tax?; Do I have to take an inventory of the property?; Insurance; Written agreement; Stamp duty; and Saleability.
This Unit contains the following topics: Who is going to manage your project?; Managing a project yourself; Appointing a Project Manager; The Management Brief; and Questions you should ask yourself.
This Unit contains the following topics: Clearing out for a renovation project; General renovation tips; Work schedule; Information you need to gather; Renovation a bathroom; Renovating a basement; Windows and lighting; Building a home office; Building a garage; Construction costs; Quotes to secure; Building Regulations; Gas and electrical; Energy efficiency; and Decoration.
This Unit contains the following topics: Do your research; Auction regulations; Reconnaissance trip; Unsold lots; Set a limit for yourself; Be dispassionate; Persistence; and Checklist.
This Unit contains the following topics: What is Off-Plan property?; Why buy property that hasn't been built?; Advantages of buying off-plan; Disadvantages of buying off-plan; Snagging; Using a Property Investment Company; Checklist; What types of Off-Plan property are there?; Subject to planning; 12 month plus build programme; Buying into an existing development; Back-to-Back and Assignable Contracts; and Assignable contracts.
This Unit contains the following topics: The basic guide to buy-to-let; Making money from buy-to-let; Funding the right buy-to-let property; Buy-to-let mortgages; Licences; Finding the right tenant(s); Tenancy deposit protection; Your responsibilities as a landlord; Landlord management fees; and Landlord Taxes.
This Unit contains the following topics: Putting together a marketing strategy; Tips on a sales strategy; Advertising on the internet; 'For Sale' Boards; Wording your property adverts; Photographs; Estate Agents; and Multi agency.

This Unit contains the following topics: Looking at properties; Buying property in Scotland; Pricing of property; The buying process; Valuation; Making an offer; Factors; Buying Property in Ireland; and the Buying Process.

This Unit contains the following topics: Foreign market; Buying without a lawyer; Legal Advice; Financing your property abroad; Security; Capital gain potential; Tax; Estate Agents abroad; Bulgaria; Barbados; Safety and security; Local travel; Local laws and customs; and Natural disasters.

This Unit contain the following topics: Where to start?; Chances for success?; What will it cost?; Raising finance; and Government and loan grants.

This Unit contains the following topics: Know yourself; How do you want to trade? (Sole trader, Partnership, Limited company); Advantages of a limited company; Creating a business plan and The business description.

This Unit contains the following topics: Recruiting people you know; The recruitment process; The vacancy; Attracting applicants; Selection; References; and The contract.

This Unit contains the following topics: Roles of pay; Benefits; and Training and development.

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Course Format & Delivery

This course is supplied as hard copy paper-based materials. You will receive an A4 ring bound course folder which will include all of your course notes and assignments and there is a separate study guide which should be read before starting the course and explains about support, the required format of assignments and how to submit assignments for assessment. We find this format works well for this particular course as you don't have to be on a computer to work through the notes and you get to keep the course materials after you have completed your study if you need to refer back to them.

We do also offer the option of an online version of the course notes which can be purchased for an additional £36.00 for learners who prefer computer-based learning or are travelling and need access to their course notes. This option is available at the checkout when ordering the course.

The hard-copy course materials are dispatched using a next working day courier service where available and the online course notes are usually issued within 24 hours of processing an application.

If learners would prefer an online only version of the course notes then please contact us for information on how to order this.


You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

QLS Course Endorsement

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 3 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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