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The Wakefields Training Academy was accredited as a training provider by Services Seta on the 28th April 2010 and they, together with Prior Learning Centre, under a Service Level Agreement between the two companies, are able to offer all Wakefields new and existing agents the Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Real Estate at NQF level 4 and Wakefields Directors/ Managers the Certificate in Generic Management at NQF level 5. The Wakefields Training Academy is also accredited by the Real Estate Regulatory Body – the Estate Agency Affairs Board.
All new agents employed by Wakefields are able to register with the Wakefields Training Academy to participate in the one year course for the FETC: REAL ESTATE. This is a comprehensive course which covers all the material required to achieve the qualification plus additional material which is specific to Wakefields and adds to the professionalism of its agents. Subjects include:
- The Estate Agency Affairs Board Code of Conduct
- Legislation (including FAIS and FICA)
- The Real Estate environment
- Market Assessment (property valuation)
- Self Development and Self Management
- Property practice
The training academy also regularly conducts training for its ‘experienced agent’ workforce to keep them motivated and updated with regard to any changes in legislation and trends in Real Estate. The Directors and Managers are regularly updated on any changes and new trends. Tools and marketing material to assist the agents in performing better and being more professional in their dealings with Sellers and Buyers are regularly being created by both the academy and the marketing department who work hand in glove with each other.
The academy assists new agent employees who need to complete their RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) in the qualification FETC: Real Estate.
"The outstanding training I received allowed me to achieve the position of top agent in the Berea Branch and top 20 in the company."
"The training I received from the Wakefields Academy has given me the confidence to fearlessly do what I love - market property. I know that I have the edge on my rivals as my product knowledge is way ahead."
"The Wakefields training academy gave me the platform and confidence to take my Real Estate career to the next level."
"The training was awesome and I would strongly recommend it to any newcomer. This training afforded me an opportunity to gain superior knowledge and great confidence, while developing myself in my Real Estate career."