Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Quantity surveying involves the controlling and managing of costs on construction projects. As a Construction Quantity Surveyor apprentice, you’ll be supported in developing the key knowledge, skills and behaviours to advance your experience and take on a lead role in more complex and exciting projects. You will study for a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying while you work, with no tuition fees to pay.
Our Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship is ideal if you're wanting to build on your existing experience or are looking to develop new skills to enhance future career opportunities. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support your role as a construction quantity surveyor and taking a leading role in exciting and complex construction projects.
Construction Quantity Surveyors play a lead role in managing the cost aspects of complex construction projects, exercising a tight control of the expenditure and income. They’re responsible for managing the commercial success of the project for all stakeholders and managing the selection of the specialist contractors. They also need to ensure that a comprehensive study of the whole life aspects of the project has been undertaken and the client’s needs are taken into consideration.
Our course has been developed using the Government-approved construction quantity surveying trailblazer standard. This means that the course incorporates all the knowledge, skills and behaviours as defined by employers representative of the sector.
An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.
At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of your usual work duties.
The off-the-job learning will be delivered through university-led learning sessions and activities, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.
Our Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship is delivered on a day release basis at our Chelmsford campus.
You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.
You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.
The EPA for this apprenticeship is independently assessed and takes place when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. The RICs accreditation is a recognised qualification and a benchmark of professional competence.
"I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone who is looking for that first step into the industry.”
Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprentice
"I strongly recommend a degree apprenticeship as an excellent way to build, and kick start your career. The experience and knowledge that I have ascertained is simply invaluable.”
Civil Engineer Degree Apprentice
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and a minimum of three years' relevant work experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you develop during the course will prepare you for roles such as Quantity Surveyor, Construction Surveyor, Construction Cost Consultant, Cost Engineer, Cost Analyst, Cost Manager, Project Cost Co-ordinator, Project Cost Controller, Cost Planner or Commercial Manager.
In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.
*If you do not have the appropriate Level 2 Maths and English, you must ensure you complete these prior to the start of the course. For further details about which qualifications meet Level 2 requirements check the gov.uk website.
**We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications provided you have a significant amount of relevant experience, are well-supported by your employer, and demonstrate the ability to manage university-level study. This is with the exception of ESFA approved Level 2 Maths and English qualifications which are mandatory.
Apprentices who already have relevant Higher-level qualifications (HNC/D, Foundation Degree etc.) may be considered for advanced entry to the course. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may require an interview.
Due to national restrictions all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses. Visit our restrictions page for details.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic the majority of our apprenticeship courses are being delivered online only using our established online learning systems. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment for those that are on campus.
To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.
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