Common Valuation Methods

Associated Courses

£245.00 + VAT

Develop the skills required to undertake valuations using the most common valuation methods.

30 hours CPD


Course details


This course examines in detail the three key property valuation methods: comparative, investment, and residual. It aims to develop the skills required to undertake valuations of the most common property types, namely residential offices, retail and industrial. Enabling delegates to develop a sound understanding of the core methods and their application.

This course is most suitable for delegates employed in real estate, commercial property management, valuation, property development and associated professions who wish to gain a fundamental knowledge of the most commonly used valuation methods.

This is also suitable for other professionals who need to work with commercial valuations on a day to day basis, including those from a non-valuation background who use valuations as part of their decision-making process.

Time commitment

The total estimated study time for the completing the course is 30 hours.

It is recommended that delegates spread their studies over five weeks, working up to a maximum of 6 hours’ study per week.

This estimate includes time for you to read or view a resource more than once, as well as time for you to take notes.

Course objectives

At the end of this course you should be able to:

  • measure buildings in accordance with RICS instructions;
  • identify the reasons for valuations – who uses them and how, and the different bases on which they may be prepared;
  • explain the rationale behind the comparative method and apply it to property valuation;
  • explain the traditional investment method of valuation;
  • undertake a residual valuation of land/buildings for development.

Course structure

The course is made up of five study sections:

  1. Introduction to common valuation methods
  2. Inspection and measurement
  3. Comparative method of valuation
  4. Investment method of valuation
  5. Residual method of valuation

As a fully online self-managed course you are able stop and re-start the course as you progress. Working at a time and place that suits your needs. You will be guided through the course by the interactive material and advised the best way to progress throughout.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course but you are recommended to undertake the Introduction to Valuation in the Property Market CPD course before this course if you have a limited knowledge of valuation principles.


You will be tested with online quizzes as you progress through each stage of the course. You must achieve 80% or more in each quiz to successfully complete the course. Additional attempts will be permitted should you not be successful on your first attempt.

On successful completion of the course you will receive a UCEM certificate of completion for 30 hours formal CPD.


Enrolment details

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