Profit from Antiques

Profit from Antiques

This course is composed of 14 modules available for you to access and review at your own pace. Purchase this course for just £399.

Profit from Antiques

  • ID: PFA

This online course will look at how to decipher antiques, interrogating an antique, value and valuing an antique, and attributing an antique. You also explore what design and styles can show us about antiques.

It reflects upon the history of collections, objective and subjective dimensions of a collection; the intent being to reveal the underlying principles that inform our thinking about collecting and collections Here you will have the opportunity to undertake a sustained investigation into a clearly identified area of interest relevant to antiques.

The course is fully supported by a tutor and a support team ready to answer any questions you might have and a certificate is received upon completion.

Please see below more information on some of the modules included in this course.

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Profit from Antiques
Module one

Introduction to the world of antiques

Antiques are truly fascinating as they give us an insight into our history. This course will present many strategies and concepts to prepare you for the path of becoming a successful buyer and seller of antiques and collectibles. Successful collectors learn what sells, and what to buy in order to sell later. Many of the most profitable collectors and dealers learn the principals necessary to trade, barter, acquire and sell both antiques and collectibles. They avoid expensive mistakes and missteps. They use knowledge as their best tool to acquire items for their collections or resale.

  • Recommended study time: 3-4 hours
Profit from Antiques
Module Two

Aesthetic movement

This module focuses you on introducing you to the aesthetic movement and it's importance to antiques world. You will learn about what was popular then and what is popular now as well as the importance of knowing how to recognise the hidden gems at the flea market.

  • Recommended study time: 3-4 hours
Profit from Antiques
module nine

Fakes and forgeries

Knowing the difference between a fake and an original can really save your profit. It can turn an unsuccessful day at the car boot sale into an incredible life changing experience by knowing to recognise value where others don't see it. At the same time, learning how to spot a fake or forgery can salvage you from investing time and money into an item with no value. This module teaches you trade techniques to help you quickly identify value, fake and forgery.

  • Recommended study time: 3-4 hours


Q: Can anyone register for the course?

A: Yes. Anyone over the age of 16 can purchase and complete the course. If you wish to purchase this for someone under the age of 16 please ensure they have parental consent and for questions please contact the main office:

Q: Do I require previous knowledge to be able to complete this course?

A: No. You do not require previous experience or qualifications to be able to complete the Profit from Antiques course. This is because we believe in making home study - and success - as accessible to you as possible. We want to reward you for taking action! You will find it beneficial, however if you have basic knowledge of using the internet, email and social media.

Q: What does the future hold, once you've completed the course?

A: Whether you want to turn this new skill into a profitable business or you are crafting your skill for your new hobby, Profit from Antiques gives you the knowledge to help you achieve this with confidence.

Q: How will I be assessed?

A: During this 14 module course, students are assessed through a series of assignments which check their understanding of each module.
In order to receive a certificate of achievement, students are required to achieve a passing grade of 75% or higher for each assignment.
The assessments can be retaken as many times as necessary in order for you to achieve your 75% passing mark.
SMART Majority is a registered online education provider with the board of UK Register of Learning Providers in the UK and Ireland (Reg. No. 10044598) and our certificates reflect that.

Q: What are the hours of study?

A: We recommend that you spend 3-4 hours of studying per module.

Q: Do I get access to a tutor?

A: Yes. Once you have purchased a course and have created your Learning Hub account, you have the opportunity to contact your tutor via your dashboard. Your tutors are available Monday to Friday. Assignments get reviewed once a week and your tutors respond within 24-48 hours.

Q: Is the course compatible with Mac, iPad, and other tablets?

A: Yes, our courses are Mac compatible and many of our learners use Ipads and other tablet devices.

Q: How long can I access my course for?

A: You can access your course for 3 months from time you first created your Learning Hub Account. Should you require additional time, you can contact us on to extend. A charge will apply.

Q: What is the course code?

A: The course code is PFA. Please use this code in all communications about the course.

Q: What is the course price?

A: The full price for this course is £399. For full terms and conditions: Click here

Q: Any additional fees?

A: No additional fees apply.

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