Degree Apprenticeship: BSc (Hons)
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 economics, contracts and construction law, construction technology and project management.
APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED.
Fees for the course will be a maximum of £27,000*
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 that are required in the modern construction industry 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 need of your business.
Everything you need to know
- Law in the Built Environment
- Construction Technology
- Contemporary Issues on the Built Environment
- Introduction to Construction Measurement and Estimating
- Construction Communication and Application
- Commercial Construction Management
- Introduction to Construction Technology
- Construction Project Management
- Issues in Construction Law
- Construction Economics
- Experiential Learning
- Principles of Measurement
- Contract Practice
- Dissertation (40 credits)
- Procurement, Tendering and Valuation
- Experiential Learning
112 UCAS points or equivalent.
For students without formal qualifications, learning gained from work experience will be considered.
GCSE Grade C in Maths and English
How does the Degree Apprenticeship work?
The course will take up to five 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 student work towards the End Point Assessment for the degree apprenticeship. The employer is also expected to engage with this section of study to help the student progress through their training.
How to Apply
Please note applications are submitted through the relevant employer, not directly from applicants.
Before starting an apprenticeship, applicants will be required to sign a “Commitment Statement” which details key information regarding the apprenticeship such as learning requirements, responsibilities of the apprentice, employer and university, assessments, delivery schedule, etc, some of which are detailed below. Further information on this, and general apprentice admissions requirements, may be sought from the Apprenticeships Team:
Tel: 0113 812 4500
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.
- 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 involve 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.
- Apprentices require an appropriately qualified Counsellor, who must be a chartered member of the RICS,and who will support them through their application and assessment for professional membership.
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 JANUARY 2022
Please note: We will be closing the application window for courses on the 30 November 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.