Build to Rent is now one of the fastest growing sectors and in response to the government’s increasing interest in mandatory qualifications for property agents; we are offering an intensive Level 4 qualification in Build to Rent and Private Rented Sector management. This is an online self-study course available to all IRPM members.

Who is this course suitable for:

  • individuals already working in a property environment
  • individuals with limited experience, or to prepare them for working in the sector
  • experienced learners who would like to have their existing abilities recognised
  • those with an interest in the build-to-rent sector

Learners who successfully complete the course and pass the final exam, will be entitled to direct entry to MIRPM (Member level membership of IRPM) status.


  • Key Principles of BTR
  • Customer Care
  • Portfolio Management
  • PRS BTR Design Planning & Sustainability
  • An Introduction to BTR
  • Building Management
  • Principles of Residential Letting and Management 
  • Health and Safety 

Course timeframe:

Course duration is flexible to fit the needs of individual learners. Once enrolled, learners will have access to all learning material for 24 months. However, they can choose to complete the course earlier. The recommended minimum learning time is 6 months which equates to approximately an hour a day of learning (total qualification time is 173 hours).

Course structure:

Learners can join the course at any time. Learning material consists of nine modules and learners are required to pass an online test at the end of each module. The course is completed with a final written assessment, lasting two and a half hours, that takes place every six months (May and November).  

Course fee:

The course fee is £1,198,paid in full at the time of course enrolment. The course fee includes the final assessment fee. The final assessment can be re-taken, the fee of which is £120. 


Candidates are required to join the IRPM (if not already a member). 

For those who already have the Member level qualification in leasehold management, you will need to do this course to qualify as a Build to Rent property manager. Everyone’s membership certificate will say whether they are qualified in ‘leasehold’ or ‘build to rent’. 

For more information, please contact the IRPM via email on BTR@irpm.org.uk or by phone on 020 3319 7575. Click here for the course policy.