IRRV Distance Learning

Achieve your potential with IRRV Distance Learning!

*This offer is valid on multiple bookings from the same organisation with a minimum of three candidates.

We believe we have put together exciting and cutting edge qualifications, delivered via distance learning, a flexible solution for all your staff. These courses are aimed at improving the proficiency and professionalism of your employees, giving you the confidence that they will gain a more informed approach in their day to day operations. The advantages of our distance learning courses are manifold. These include the freedom to choose where and when to study, very competitive pricing, no travel cost for attending classes, online tuition by experts in their field, a generous two/three year timeframe in which to complete the course to suit busy employees and much more!

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2014 Scheme launched

 Latest  IRRV 2014 Performance Awards Scheme Launched

We are delighted to announce that the 2014 Performance Awards Scheme has now been launched. To view the website please click here.

This years scheme looks to build upon the success of recent years. There are eight categories; three ‘Team’ and five ‘Excellence’. 

Entries are welcomed from organisations in both the public and private sector.

The Performance Awards Gala Dinner (when the winners in each category will be announced and trophies presented) will be held during the IRRV Annual Conference on Wednesday, 8th October 2014. 

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Pre-Examination Course

The Spring Pre-Examination Course will again be held at Keele University, Keele. There are excellent transport links to the University by road, rail and air.

The tutors are either full-time academics with respected educational establishments or professionals currently practising in their particular disciplines. All have sound experience of tutoring in their respective subjects and are familiar with the syllabus. A number are qualified members of the IRRV and active in the education field of the Institute.

For full information on the IRRV Pre-Exam Course click here

Jobs Online

Jobs Online is a web based job vacancy service offering organisations a platform from which to advertise their jobs throughout the UK to professionals in the fields of revenues, benefits and valuation. The site offers search facilities by location, salary level or area of interest for people looking for a job.

You can subscribe to Jobs online under the following price tiers:

  • Annual subscription  £1000
  • 6 months  £600
  • 3 months  £400

Have just one job to advertise? Rather than take out a subscription you can simply register online and pay just £200 per job.

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IRRV Online Training

A web-based, interactive learning tool designed for Revenues, Benefits & Customer staff. Training officers' time is at a premium, so this versatile product has been designed to meet the business needs of local authorities.

The IRRV Online Training programmes are designed to train officers to a high standard AND also feature an 'up to-date' Resource Center which is maintained daily with the latest circulars from the DWP. The programmes have a tutor functionality which will allow you to monitor staff progress. The programmes are written by practising specialists.

IRRV Online Training  Basics programmes - from £475 (plus VAT) Pro programmes - from £950 (plus VAT)

For more information contact the membership department at or telephone 0207 691 8994

Diploma/BSc in Real Estate Valuation

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) offers a Diploma/BSc in Real Estate Valuation.

The qualifications are accredited by the IRRV and lead to IRRV professional membership.

The Honours Degree can be completed in four and a half years – or you can take up to eight years. The Diploma leads to IRRV (Dip) membership, and the Degree to IRRV (Hons) membership.

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Vocational Qualifications

A wide range of units covering knowledge and competence is offered. Assessment is through work-based evidence, and the qualification is acquired unit by unit, giving candidates a cumulative sense of achievement. There are no examinations.

Candidates must be registered and assessed at approved IRRV assessment centres. Workplaces may register as centres or candidates may be entered through external centres

Download the Qualification Details here

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Delegates set for Telford return

Around 1,000 delegates are expected at a national conference which is returning to a Midlands venue for the fourth consecutive year. The Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation will bring its annual conference and exhibition to The International Centre, Telford, in October.

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National Occupational Standards for Local Taxation and Benefits

The latest version of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in the Administration of Local Revenues and Benefits are now available. NOS are agreed statements of skills, knowledge and understanding required of individuals at work, and have been developed by Asset Skills (Sector Skills Council) in consultation with the IRRV and industry

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IRRV Magazines 

The Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation produces a full range of publications targeted at practitioners working in the fields of local taxation, local authority administered benefits, non domestic rating and public and private sector valuation.The flagship magazines are Insight, which goes monthly to all members of the IRRV, and bi-monthly Benefit, read by subscribers primarily within local authority benefits departments.A more specialist magazine, Valuer, is also produced on a quarterly basis, aimed at members of the Institute’s Valuers’ Association and others engaged in the valuation of land and property, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. 

Forward Features for 2014

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The Valuers’ Association

The Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation) is pleased to announce the formation of The Valuers’ Association with immediate effect

This Association takes over the role of the former Valuation Faculty Board of the Institute with an enhanced comprehensive remit covering the professional activities of valuers of land and buildings for a wide range of purposes whether within, or outside, the public service. Whilst the primary focus must be on UK law and practice relating to the valuation of property assets for whatever purpose the Association intends to bring an unequalled international perspective to the art or science of valuation as practised in Europe and beyond.

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Delegates set for Telford return

Around 1,000 delegates are expected at a national conference which is returning to a Midlands venue for the fourth consecutive year. The Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation will bring its annual conference and exhibition to The International Centre, Telford, in October.


The Annual General Meeting of the members of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation will be held at the Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH, on Wednesday 2 October 2013, at 4.45 pm, or immediately following the conclusion of the first day’s programme of the Annual Conference.

Formation of The Valuers' Association - Press Release

formation of The Valuers’ Association

IRRV Hosts DWP PinS Training

The IRRV now hosts the DWP PinS Training

About the Institute

With over 5,000 members, the IRRV is the largest professional institution operating in the field of revenues, benefits and valuation. Every year hundreds of students sit IRRV examinations. Those who are successful join the thousands of IRRV-qualified professionals currently working in local authorities and public and private sector valuation.

FREE Webinars



Business Rates Retention - What is your authority’s rateable value?
David Magor OBE IRRV Hons
Paul  McDermott FIRRV
22 May 2013

Universal Credit Migration - Resource Modelling For Housing Benefits
David  Magor OBE IRRV Hons
Phil Sudlow
Steve Taylor
22 May 2013

Where is the Empty Rate Going ?
Jerry Schurder FRICS FIRRV
8 May 2013



The IRRV’s Benefits Advisory Service and Local Support for Council Tax Resource Centre has merged to form a new Benefit Advisory Service. This combines all the advantages of both services at a reduced annual subscription rate – only £495 (+VAT) per organisation /per year.



Business Rates Level 3 Certificate via distance learning 
The Institute’s new Qualification in Business Rates (England and Wales) was launched at our Annual Conference with the first examinations scheduled for June 2013. We are now enrolling students so please contact us for more information!

IRRV Level 3 Certificate and IRRV Professional Diploma via Distance Learning – NEW SYLLABUS
The Institute is offering revised L3 Certificate and Professional Diploma qualifications to reflect the changes to Benefits. For more information please contact our Distance learning team.



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Poll Tax Reunion - BBC Radio 4

David Magor chief executive of the IRRV takes part in the Radio 4 Programme the Reunion. The programme hosted by Sue MacGregor reunites the architects and opponents of the Poll Tax.
More details and link to the BBC iplayer

Sponsorship and Sales

Commercial sponsorship attached to IRRV events, services and products offer a direct marketing communications link to those that influence and make buying decisions.

IRRV Sponsorship Opportunities

Members and Organisation Directory

Download the 2012 Members and Organisation Directory