Society launches property (top-up) modules – Pick and mix


A suite of taught Property Studies Certificate(s) is now available allowing you to pick and mix certificates of your choice.

The Society is delighted to provide members with this opportunity to expand your learning and up-skill in respect of property specialisms and to acquire additional accredited certificates which, when combined with your existing third level qualifications, may fulfil the academic requirements of obtaining a State licence to practice as a Property Services Provider (PSP).

Available Certificates:

Valuations Principles & Techniques
This certificate lays down the theoretical basis for later advanced valuation modules of the programme. Particular emphasis is placed on the learner grasping fundamental property valuation principles and techniques. The syllabus is broad in scope, providing the learner with an understanding of the valuation of various legal property interests using basic valuation methodologies. The learner is also introduced to the concept of property as an investment medium.

Building Construction – Basic Science and Technology
This certificate introduces the learner to domestic construction technology and to the range of principles and functional and performance requirements of constructional elements. It examines the practical means of achieving those requirements in the context of low-rise domestic construction. This certificate also provides the learner with a sound grasp of the basic science and technology required to understand the construction process.

Financial Management for Property and Construction
This certificate includes the most up-to date developments in the discipline and highlights the importance of finance to real estate and property students. It is designed to show the relevance of finance. Each topic fits together. With this in mind, the certificate concentrates on ‘company valuations’. It covers the areas of management, valuations and investment. The most important indicator both in finance and in business is NPV. This concept is emphasised throughout the certificate. The emphasis is on ‘value creation’ which will enhance understanding of other subject material. In addition, the standard, time-honoured, basic principles of financial management are covered.

Construction Law
This certificate will deal with particular legal disputes that frequently arise during the course of a Construction Contract. The attendees knowledge is used to teach the application of the general principles of the law of Contract to Construction Contracts, in particular to explain how tortious liability may arise on a construction contract. To enable learners to identify those particular situations commonly encountered during the course of a construction contract which may give rise to legal liability and to instruct he learner in the wider legal implications of the construction process.

Programme Overview:

  • Course is delivered at a City Centre Location – Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street Dublin 2
  • Classes will be held on 13 alternate weeks (January 2017 – July 2017)
  • Classes will be held Friday 2pm – 6.30pm and Saturday 9am – 1.30pm
  • The programme will be assessed in line with DIT Regulation and Standards by means of continuous assessment and end of year formal exams
  • A DIT CPD Certificate(s) will be awarded on successful completion of each module(s)
  • Each certificate is awarded 10 ECTS
  • Each certificate is allocated 26 contact hours
  • Each certificate will have a requirement for self-directed study hours
  • Content will be delivered by a mix of industry practitioners experienced in delivering on academic/practical topics as well as academic lecturers.

€800 per Certificate
€3000 for four Certificates

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to apply to enter a module you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  •  Hold a University Degree or equivalent, (i.e. a qualification at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications of the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland).


  •  Have passed all subjects in the IAVI Residential & Land Agency Course. The Course is now discontinued, it ran from 1991-92 to 2005-06.


  • Have a minimum of five years relevant experience in the property profession and be at least 23 years of age.


  • Have successfully completed the SCSI/DIT (formerly IAVI/DIT) Higher Certificate in Property Studies. This Programme has been discontinued. It ran from 2006-07 to 2011-12.


  • Have passed all subjects in the IAVI Direct Final Examinations. This programme was discontinued in 1999.

*Limited Places Available: 15 places on each certificate

Please contact for further information and application.