Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Acquire the skills, confidence and understanding for a fulfilling career as a quantity surveyor with our RICS accredited Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveying) Degree Apprenticeship. Study for an honours degree in quantity surveying, while you work, with no tuition fees.
This apprenticeship is an ideal way to kick start a fulfilling career in the surveying industry, either by building on your existing experience or developing new skills while gaining a university level qualification. Successful completion of this course will enable you to become a RICS accredited chartered surveyor and broaden your career opportunities.
Quantity surveyors look after the financial management of construction projects, from concept through to design, build, maintenance and disposal. They play a vital role in deciding whether projects are financially viable. They also provide consultancy services to clients: evaluating the economic feasibility of a project, development costs, procurement options, contractual arrangements and legal constraints.
The course has been developed using the government approved Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship Standard, developed by an industry led 'trailblazer' group. This means that it 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 online University-led learning sessions and activities, one-day workshops, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.
Our Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveying) 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 End Point Assessment is aligned with The RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). This is a substantial piece of work that includes two years of supervised professional practice, along with a rigorous final assessment which will typically take a further 6-9 months to complete in addition to the duration of the degree.
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
Our work-based course ensures that it meets the needs of the industry and is adaptable to a range of employers and roles.
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 End Point Assessment. 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.
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.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.
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