How to become a letting agent
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- specialist courses run by professional bodies
Apprenticeships relevant to this role include:
- housing and property management assistant intermediate apprenticeship
- housing and property management advanced apprenticeship
- senior housing and property management higher apprenticeship
You may also be able to gain relevant experience for lettings agent work through a junior estate agent intermediate apprenticeship.
To get onto an apprenticeship, you'll find it useful to have:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
You'll usually start as an administrator with a lettings firm and learn on the job. You'll find it helps to have relevant skills and experience like sales or customer service.
Employers are likely to be more interested in your skills and experience than your qualifications. Some may ask for GCSEs in English and maths at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) or equivalent.