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Foundation in Valuation Methodology

150 hours
1,136 GBP excl. VAT
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150 hours
1,136 GBP excl. VAT
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Course delivery
Self-Paced Online
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Course description

Foundation in Valuation Methodology

Gain detailed knowledge needed for valuation, the main competencies of valuation practice, through to application of that knowledge. Learn best practice in inspection and measurement and ensure any valuation report meets RICS valuation standards both nationally and internationally.

As someone looking to begin a career in valuation, it is essential that you demonstrate comprehension of the correct methods to use for performance analysis, financing decision, development advice or transactional decisions. Specifically, this means knowing when, how and why to use the various valuation methods available.

Our course will enable you to assess the property market and be in a position to recognise which situations require which types of valuation, choose and apply the right methodology and create the valuation report in line with RICS best practice and international standards. You will also learn how to work with your clients.

Overall, we will furnish you with the skills to be able to begin work on valuation projects and demonstrate your ability to critically analyse valuations, identify red flags, and allow you to exercise your professional judgment. Gain detailed knowledge on the fundamentals of valuation practice and take the first steps towards working as a valuer of property or other asset classes.

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  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • APC and Assoc candidates
  • Individuals looking to start a career in valuation or gain a fundamental grounding in valuation methods and practice
  • Professionals who need to create or work with valuations on a day-to-day basis including professionals working in finance functions or departments and real estate

Outcome / Qualification etc.

150.0 Hours Formal CPD

Learning outcomes

  • Identify when and why a valuation is required
  • Apply best practice on inspection and investigation
  • Explain the international aspect of property measurement
  • Describe and understand the role of the value within the property market
  • Explain key valuation methods theories and techniques
  • Select most appropriate method of valuation for a given property scenario
  • Produce a valuation applying the appropriate method of valuation
  • State the purpose of International Valuation Standards and RICS Valuation – Professional Standards.
  • Describe the use of the Valuation Standards from the client’s perspective

Course Benefits

  • Add a holistic economic overview to your property market thought processes
  • Discoverthe practical research needed to prepare andproduce a valuation
  • Find out how to find, weighand analyse the comparable evidence to underpin your valuation
  • Understand how the numbers are produced when more unusual property is valued
  • Put the Valuation Standards into practice to confirm instructions and produce valuation reports consistently.

Training Course Content

  • Module 0: Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Context and information gathering for valuation
  • Module 2: Comparable method and the market
  • Module 3: Investment method and two techniques
  • Module 4: Residual method traditional
  • Module 5: DRC and profits methods overview
  • Module 6: Valuation Standards and the client
  • Module 7: Course Review and Summary

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  • RIC Member: £765.00 + VAT
  • Non Member: £995.00 + VAT

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