Degree Apprenticeship: BSc (Hons)
Construction Quantity Surveyor
Quantity Surveyors are the cost managers of the construction industry. You will learn how Quantity Surveyors organise, control and manage the costing of projects, including Building Information Modelling (BIM), Contracts and Construction Law, Construction Technology and Project Management. You will do this from the perspective of a Construction Quantity Surveyor to help understand the context of a contractor or developer.
applications for september 2021 are now closed.
Fees for the course will be a maximum of £18,000*
You will undertake individual and group assessments and develop core skills. With your excellent analytical, arithmetic and IT abilities, we will help you develop as an innovative team player with the problem solving and transferable skills needed to succeed. Studying this course will provide you with the confidence and skills to tackle difficult contractual situations and negotiations, as well as an industry perspective on contemporary issues in the field.
Strong career themes run throughout all levels of the course which allows contextualisation to meet the needs of your business.
Everything you need to know
Modules studied on the programme:
Level 5 Core Modules (2020/21 & 2021/22)
- Construction Technology
- Construction Communications and Application
- Construction Project Management
- Contract Practice
- Management and Site Practice
Level 6 Core Modules (2022/23 & 2023/24)
- Dissertation (40 Credits)
- Commercial Construction Management
- BIM Process and Philosophy
- Issues in Construction Law
- Experiential Learning 6
Level 4 qualification in a construction related subject, preferably quantity surveying related.
For students without formal qualifications, learning gained from work experience will be considered.
GCSE Grade C in Maths and English.
To be in relevant employment with full support of the employer to attain the End Point Assessment.
How does the Degree Apprenticeship work?
The course will take up to four years to complete, combining blended learning of on-the-job practical training with integrated academic learning. This blended approach is designed to be adaptable and flexible with a combination of face-to-face university teaching, online learning research and reflective practice and assessment.
The experiential learning section of the course focuses on the student’s workplace and specific areas of project work they are undertaking. This is linked to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) helping the apprentice work towards the End Point Assessment for the Degree Apprenticeship. The employer is also expected to engage with all sections of study to help the student progress through their training.
How to apply
Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. Visit our website for details of current vacancies.
Contact the Degree Apprentice team.
T: 0113 812 4500
There may be flexibility over fees and start dates depending on the number of students from a single employer.
Information for Employers
- Meet the unique needs of your business – with Degree Apprentices learning at work, they are able to develop the knowledge and occupational competencies demanded by specific job roles and meet the unique needs of your business
- Increase your productivity – Degree Apprentices can keep your business up to date with the latest techniques and technology, increasing your productivity for the future
- Fill your higher-level skills gaps – higher-level skills are vital to business performance and economic growth. Through degree apprenticeships you can fill your higher-level skills gaps efficiently and effectively by tailoring the learning
- Develop existing staff – you can develop your existing staff by allowing them to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship or enabling them to work with a Degree Apprentice in the workforce, through mentoring opportunities and more
- Every apprenticeship must have an Apprenticeship Agreement. This is a contract of service between the apprentice and the employer, confirming the apprenticeship and the standard being undertaken. This will be supplemented by a ‘Statement of Commitment’ signed by the employer, provider, and apprentice, setting out the expectations, roles and responsibility of each party involved in the apprenticeship.
- Apprentices must be employed and paid at least a minimum wage appropriate to their age and job role.
- You will be responsible for recruitment of degree apprenticeships. However, we can work with you to promote your opportunities via our website.
- You will provide paid time off for on campus study.
- Apprentices are required to undergo structured work experience to work towards the attainment of the standards required for the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction APC pathway.
- Apprentices require a supervisor for the duration of their apprenticeship who will oversee their development, and co-ordinate with the university.
Organisations with a wage bill in excess of £3 million can fund the course fees using their Apprenticeship Levy.
If you are a non-levy paying organisation the government will co-fund your apprenticeship training by contributing 95% of the costs and you will pay the remaining 5% of costs.
For further information on apprenticeship funding visit: gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-funding
Applications for Apprenticeship Courses starting in September 2021
Please note: We will be closing the application window for courses on the 31 July 2021. Please make sure all applications are received by this deadline as we cannot guarantee a place on one of our apprenticeships after this date.
If you are an employer who is undertaking a recruitment process and will not have a person in post by the deadline, please contact the apprenticeship team to discuss further.
If you are an applicant that will be waiting for your exam results please also contact the apprenticeship team and we can advise on steps you need to take.