NFoPP Diploma in Residential Letting & Management
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 estate
agency through the provision of accredited, nationally recognised
qualifications. The NFoPP Awarding Body is independent and
recognised by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations
Regulator (Ofqual). This means we have to follow strict guidelines
and maintain quality standards in the provision of all our
The Diplomas are Level 5 Qualifications on the National
Qualifications Framework, which are equivalent to a HND or a pass
at foundation degree level. Letting 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 letting
related topics and give you the tools needed to progress within the
As a successful holder of the Diploma in Residential Letting and
Management you would be eligible to apply for the exclusive Fellow
grade of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).
This will in turn demonstrate your integrity as a reputable agent
and improve your status within your company.
(Fellow Grade of ARLA will be dependent on ARLA rules and
regulations, please check the ARLA website for these rules and
Syllabus and other documents
Unit 1: Legal Aspects of Letting & Management
I (3 hour examination)
Unit 2: Legal Aspects of Letting & Management II (3
Unit 3: Letting & Property Management Practice (3
Unit 4: Business Promotion and Organisation (3 hour
Unit 5: Letting & Property Management 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 units, Legal Aspects of
Letting and Management 1 and Legal Aspects of Letting and
Management 2. 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 Residential Letting and Management
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 Residential Letting and Management
- 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, and you will be
given an individual deadline date for the submission of your
project by MOL. 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 Qualfications Coordinator.
Exemptions will only be considered if they have been gained
within 5 years of sitting the first examination of the DipRLM; 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.
The DipRLM should provide exemptions from other relevant
degrees, foundation degrees and diplomas, but these exemptions are
reviewed and agreed regularly by the organisations offering the
exemptions not ourselves.