DT104 Programme Description This programme is suitable for those wishing to prepare for a career as an auctioneer, estate agent and property valuer and aims to give an understanding of the legal, economic and physical framework within which the property market functions. It also aims to give the basic skills needed to practice as an auctioneer. The programme is recognised, to varying levels, by the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute (IAVI), the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) and also the Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCS). These are professional bodies in the fi eld of Auctioneering and Estate Agency in Ireland. Graduates may pursue their studies to honours degree level by applying for entry to the Property Economics Degree programme (DT110) or by obtaining advanced entry into related degree programmes in the UK. This programme provides a route to obtaining membership of The Society of Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK and also the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute. Career Opportunities Agents are involved in the sale, letting, management and valuation of property. Generally, they work either in partnerships or practice on their own account. The career is suitable for those with an interest in people and in the built environment . Other desirable character traits are an outgoing nature together with an ability to get on with people.