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This qualification is the industry standard for residential property managers looking to gain recognition for their learning and to use the designation ATPI. The price includes the online self-study course and one attempt at the one-and-a-half hour written examination, available four times a year.

Upcoming Dates

Summer 2024


Autumn 2024


Winter 2024


Your first step

This course is the next step enroute to the full qualification with The Property Institute via the leasehold pathway.

When you successfully complete the qualification, you are upgraded to the Associate membership level and can use the post-nominal letters of ATPI (previously known as AIRPM) in your professional title.

This qualification is nationally recognised and accredited by Ofqual as Level 3 qualification.

Should you require special facilities or support you must make The Property Institute aware of your needs when you register for a qualification. The Property Institute are committed to providing access to all and will endeavour to meet all requests for support and/or provide special facilities to enable open and comprehensive access to the examination provided that sufficient notification is given. Please note that applicants will need to provide formal evidence of independent assessment of their needs where appropriate.

The course

  1. Introduction to the Residential Built Environment
  2. The Legal background to block management
  3. Your role in residential property management
  4. Introduction to Landlord and Tenant Law
  5. Introduction to finance for property managers
  6. Financial management
  7. Introduction to Health & Safety
  8. Managing the Building
  9. Maintaining the Building
  10. Other legal topics review
  11. Affordable Housing and Mixed Tenure Management
  12. Customer & consumer
  13. Ethics & behaviours

Suitable for

  • TPI members wishing to progress to Associate Level status and use the designation ATPI (previously known as AIRPM)
  • TPI Affiliate members who have passed the Level 2 Foundation Course and Exam in Leasehold Management

The qualification

This is an online self-study qualification, and you can join the course at any time and progress at your own pace. Once enrolled, you will have access to all modules for 18 months.

On successful completion of this qualification, your membership will be upgraded to the Associate level and can use the ATPI (previously known as AIRPM) designation.

The course consists of thirteen modules and each module includes an end-of-module test to aid revision. Questions used are past exam questions. 

There is a mock exam available at the end of the course. It is timed and contains past exam questions too, so it is a good practice tool for the exam.

The exam

The qualification is concluded with a final exam. The exam is online and it is ‘remotely proctored’, so there is no need to travel to a venue to sit the exam. Instead, you will be supervised by an invigilator online. All candidates will be provided with specific instructions and have the opportunity to test the exam system prior to the exam.

The exam is based on the qualification syllabus which is accredited by Ofqual. You can find the syllabus copy here.

The course contains a mock exam. You can find a sample paper here.

The exam takes place four times a year and you will be required to book an exam within 18 months of joining the course. If you DO NOT sit the exam within 18 months of purchasing the course, you will be required to pay an additional £110 to sit the exam.

The exam takes one and half hour and it consists of two sections – Part A and Part B:

Part A contains 20 short answer questions and candidates are required to answer all the questions. Two marks are awarded for each question and a maximum of 40 marks are awarded for this part of the paper.

Part B contains 8 questions in four sections. Candidates are required to answer three questions of their choice. Each question carries 20 marks and a maximum of 60 marks are awarded for this part of the paper.

The pass mark is 60%.

The exam bookings - You are required to book your place at the exam via the website. The bookings close 10 days prior to the exam date. 

The exam bookings deferrals/cancellations – You can defer your exam sitting no later than 10 days prior to the exam date. Any bookings’ deferrals or cancellations after this deadline are only acceptable on medical grounds with evidence required.

Exam resits – Unsuccessful candidates can retake the exam at the next available and convenient sitting. The resit exam fee is £110.

The workshop

The Pre-Exam Revision Workshop is designed to provide intensive final preparation for students studying for the exam, either at work or on their own. The online workshop includes a comprehensive revision of all the elements of the exam with an experienced tutor.

The workshop also provides students with strategies for exam preparation and technique, as well as a variety of sample questions from past exam papers. And workshop handouts, in pdf format, will be provided for further study and revision.

Taking part in the exam preparation workshop is optional and is available at an additional cost of £99.

The package

18 months access to the course*

1 exam sitting that must be sat within 18 months*

Ofqual certificate upon passing 

*from date of payment