The appetite for qualifications in the lettings sector is at a five-year high, says Propertymark Qualifications.
The organisation - which is the UK’s specialist awarding body offering industry recognised qualifications - says some 7,000 people have registered for its qualifications so far in the current academic year.
A fifth of those are 16 to 24-year-olds — double that of five years ago — and the highest number of registrations is among 26 to 36-year-olds.
A Level 4 qualification was introduced in 2018, primarily aimed at those currently in, or considering, the role of Principals, Partners and Directors in sales and or lettings agencies.
Registrations rose by 26 per cent last year to more than double the number of participants in the first year it was available.
Propertymark Qualifications is an approved End-Point Assessment organisation for the Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship.
The number of assessments carried out has trebled over the past two years and new registrations for end-of-course assessments were five times more than in 2021 compared to the previous year, indicating a growing interest in that route into the profession.
Propertymark Qualifications is recognised by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator, Qualifications Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Assessment and Examinations, and offers credit and level rated qualifications in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.