Level 2 BTR Foundation Visual

Build to Rent is 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 introductory Level 2 course in Build to Rent management. This is an online self-study course.

This is an introductory course ideal for candidates wanting to gain basic knowledge in the key areas related to build to rent residential property management, suitable for on-site and office-based support teams, new entrants to the profession and those already working in a property management role.

The course has been developed around IRPM’s ‘4 Elements’ of residential property management: Technical, Health and Safety, Customer and Consumer and Ethics and Behaviours. These 4 Elements are the foundations for any residential property management professional.  

Learners who successfully complete the course and pass the final exam, will be entitled to entry to study toward their level 3 Associate qualification. * IRPM Affiliates have no post nominal letters. 

 The skills and knowledge developed in this course can be used for progressing on to the IRPM’s level 4 Build to Rent qualification.

Who is this course suitable for:

  • New entrants to the profession and those already working in a property management role
  • On-site and office-based support teams
  • Assistant property managers who are likely to be working with a senior building manager and may have some supervisory duties towards on-site staff.
  • Those with an interest in working in or providing services to the build-to-rent sector


  • An Introduction to Build to Rent Property Management
  • An Introduction to the Legal Framework in Build to Rent Property Management
  • An Introduction to Health and Safety in Property Management
  • An Introduction to the Customer & Consumer in Property Management
  • An Introduction to Ethics and Behaviours in Property Management

Course timeframe:

Course duration is fully flexible to fit the needs of individual learners. Once enrolled, learners will have access to all learning material for 12 months. They can choose to complete the course and attempt the final exam at any point within that timeframe.

Entry criteria

None. This course is designed for new entrants to the profession as well as those already working in build-to-rent.

Course structure & assessment:

Learners can join the course at any time. Learning material consists of five modules and learners are required to pass an end-of-module test at the end of each one. The course is completed with a final exam, lasting an hour and consisting of 50 multiple choice questions, completed online. Learners are allowed three attempts at the final exam within the 12-month timeframe. 

Course fee:

We ae offering an early bird discount for the course and exam for only £149*. The final exam can be re-taken three times within this price, any exams taken thereafter will incur a fee of £90.

 The fee of the course and exam after the 4th September 2020 will be £249. So take advantage of this early bird offer today.

Joining IRPM

Candidates who are not already members of IRPM will need to join, to benefit their studies from IRPM’s essential bulletins, Technical Updates, IRPM LinkedIn Member Forum and Resource Hub and to agree to the IRPM Code of Conduct that sets professional standards for property professionals and employers. If you are not already a member, click here. 

Enrolment information:

All IRPM members can purchase and self-enrol onto the course Via the following steps:



Please click here for the course FAQs.

For more information, please contact the IRPM via email on info@irpm.org.uk or by phone on 020 3319 7575.


*Offer only valid until 4th September 2020. Membership of IRPM is required to be eligible to this offer. Joining and membership fees will apply if you are not already a member.