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.
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
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
Apply direct to an employer offering opportunities on the programme. View our current vacancies for details of what apprenticeships are currently available.
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.
- 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.
Levy paying employers with an annual payroll exceeding £3 million per annum, make a payment of 0.5% of any staff costs above this threshold into an apprenticeship levy account. These monies are then available for the organisation to spend on accredited apprenticeship programmes.
Non levy-paying employers can draw down government co-investment to cover 90% of the total cost of training, you are only required to pay 10%.
For up to date information on the apprenticeship levy payments visit the Government’s Pay Apprenticeship Levy website.