NFoPP Diploma In Commercial Property
PLEASE NOTE: No NEW Registrations will be accepted for
All students registered before the 30th September 2010 will have
three years to achieve the full award under the regulation
Final examinations for this diploma will take place
in September 2013. This may mean that you have limited
opportunities to sit the examinations. Please refer to the Important Notice for further
The National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP)
Awarding Body is committed to raising the standards within the
commercial property sector through the provision of accredited,
nationally recognised qualifications. The NFoPP Awarding Body is
independent and recognised by the Office of the Qualifications and
Examinations Regulaotor (Ofqual). This means we have to follow
strict guidelines and maintain quality standards in the provision
of all our qualifications.
The Diplomas are Level 5 Qualifications on the National
Qualifications Framework, which are equivalent to aHND or a pass at
foundation degree level. Commercial agents with 3 years or more
experience can study for and gain a Diploma in their chosen subject
with the support of an expert tutor. The Diploma will give you a
comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a range of commercial
related topics and give you the tools needed to progress within the
As a successful holder of the Diploma in Commercial Property
Agency, provided you have 5 years experience in the industry, you
would be eligible to apply for the exclusive Fellow grade
membership to the Institute of Commercial Business Agents (ICBA).
Alternatively you can join at member grade and upgrade once the
experience criteria is met. This will in turn demonstrate your
integrity as a reputable agent and improve your status within your
(Fellow Grade of ICBA will be dependent on ICBA
rules and regulations, please check the ICBA website for these
rules and regulations)
Syllabus and other Documents
Unit 1: Legal Aspects of Commercial Agency (3 hour
Unit 2: Commercial Agency Practice (3 hour
Unit 3: Commercial Property Inspection and Valuation (3
Unit 4: Business Promotion and Organisation (3 hour
Unit 5: Commercial Property Agency project covering a cross
section of topics within the syllabus (6,000
The Diploma training is provided by MOL (a division of the
Manchester College). They offer a flexible style of learning that
means you can study in your own time with the aid of study
materials designed specifically for the qualification. A tutor who
has experience within your chosen subject and has teaching
expertise will be on hand via telephone or email to aid your
studies and guide you to success.
We recommend that candidates spend 350 hours studying for the
qualification; this can be done at your own pace within the MOL
tutor support time constraints. Past examination papers can be
purchased to facilitate your learning and of course your tutor can
be on hand to mark those for you.
The Diploma is divided into 5 Units, 4 Units are assessed by
written examinations and 1 Unit requires you to produce a 6000 word
project. The examinations are scheduled every April and September.
Each examination lasts 3 hours; you need to answer 5 questions from
a choice of 8 within this time limit. Please note that some
examination papers may be divided into sections, requiring you to
answer a set number of questions within each section. For this
Diploma this will apply to the following unit, Commercial Property
Inspection and Valuation. Your project title and subject are chosen
by you with the aid of your tutor. Ideally this project will cover
a wide range of subjects within the qualification syllabus.
The costs for the Diploma in Commercial Property Agency are
payable directly to MOL.
For a one off fee of £995 plus £325 for advance payment of exam
fees you will be provided with:
- Support from an expert tutor for your examinations (timescales
- Support from an expert tutor for your project (timescales
- Learning materials written specifically for each unit of the
Diploma in Commercial Property Agency
- One sitting of each examination.
- One submission of your project.
Please contact MOL for up to date pricing.
Resits are charged at £65.00 per Unit.
How long will the qualification take?
You should allow approximately 350 hours of learning time for
the qualification. You must take and pass all five Units within 3
years of the date of first achieving a pass mark in one or more
examination, and so you need to be sure that you have the time and
resources available to undertake this. It is your responsibility to
ensure that you do undertake all the necessary study and
assignments within specified timescales.
Examinations are held in April and September each year, and you
will be given an individual deadline date for the submission of
your project by MOL (a part of Manchester College). Your study can
therefore be planned with these dates in mind.
PLEASE NOTE: that the last examinations for this diploma
will take place in September 2013. This may mean that you have
limited opportunities to sit the examinations.
Results and Certification
Each Unit has a pass mark of 45%. You will receive your results
by letter after the papers have been marked and the examinations
board has verified the results.
Requests for exemptions from one or more examinations are
considered by the Examinations Board and must be made in writing to
the NFoPP Qualifications Coordinator.
Exemptions will only be considered if they have been gained
within 5 years of sitting the first examination of the DipCPA; and
if the qualification to be considered has been externally assessed.
No exemptions from the project will be allowed.
Candidates with Disabilities
Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to contact the NFoPP
Qualifications Coordinator to discuss what adjustments can be made
to enable them to take the Diploma. The Disability Policy can be
found on the website and can be emailed or posted on request.
A holder of the DipCPA qualification
may be entitled to the following
- Exemptions from years 1 and 2 of 5 year BSc (Hons) in
Residential Property at Kingston University
The DipCPA should provide exemptions from other relevant
degrees, foundation degrees and diplomas, but these exemptions are
reviewed and agreed regularly by the organisation offering the
exemptions and not ourselves.