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Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 0207 815 7500
The Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship includes a degree qualification in BSc (Hons) Building Surveying and a qualification leading towards chartered membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
This Degree Apprenticeship is for surveyors acting on behalf of clients or employers, including quantity surveyors, building surveyors, commercial property surveyors and residential property surveyors. LSBU provides the Surveying Standards via either a 5 year part-time route or a 4 year part-time route covering levels 4, 5 and 6 of the degree.
Whether you’re looking to start a career in building surveying, or are an established professional, this course will give you new routes into the construction and property practice industries.You’ll study a strong core of technology, alongside sustainable construction, property law and business management.
The full apprenticeship standard and assessment plan can be found on the IfA website.
With a broad construction curriculum, this course will help to develop the skills and expertise to feel confident working within the building surveying industry. We’ll cover: construction technology; project management; property law; valuation; planning and development; sustainable construction; asset management; property inspection, repair and maintenance.
The occupations covered by this standard are associated with surveyors acting on behalf of clients or employers.
For those who love buildings and enjoy variety in their work, building surveying is an interesting and stimulating career choice. Building surveyors advise clients about the design and construction of new buildings and maintenance and repair of existing buildings.
Take a look at some potential careers, including building surveyor, in our Prospects section.
Many of our graduates enter the industry as trainees with quantity surveying/construction firms and organisations in UK and abroad. Recent graduates have gone onto jobs such as Graduate Building Surveyor and Property Manager.
This course prepares you for a career in building surveying, allowing you to enter postgraduate studies and the profession at graduate surveyor level. From there you can progress to chartered status through RICS-approved Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) training.
By studying the apprenticeship route, you gain real world work experience, building skills and contacts to give you the edge on graduation.
By completing the apprenticeship route, you’ll have the advantage of having real-world work experience, working in a role related to your area of study. This will give you a competitive edge among other graduates when you complete your apprenticeship standard.
During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, who can help you develop your skills through the Careers Gym workshops and presentations. Our JobShop advisers support students and graduates with finding the right job for them.
We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
The on-the-job part of your apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to work and network with other professionals in the industry.
This course will provide you with a CIOB-accredited degree in preparation for a career in building surveying and property management in the construction industry.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for setting standards in the surveying industry. They have accredited our degrees and diplomas for almost 50 years.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) focuses on those entering and already in a management career in construction. It delivers qualifications and certifications that meet the needs of a changing industry.
London South Bank University has a long history of educating professionals for the building-related industries. With roots in the London Council School of Building (1904) and the Brixton School of Building (1940), we have been offering training in this sector for over 100 years. You’ll benefit directly from our longstanding ties to the industry.
Our current students and alumni hold key positions in their organisation, often as senior managers and business owners.
Your Lecturers are leading practitioners in their fields, so everything we do is industry relevant. Inspiring guest speakers from renowned arts organisations and theatre companies will give you further industry insight and build your professional connections.
The Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of on-the-job learning, as well as both structured and self-directed study.
5 years plus 6-9 months to take the end point assessment.
Comprised of a structured interview supported by a written exam, and a written report, CV and CPD records and presentation, the End Point Assessment (EPA) is the final part of the Apprenticeship.
The Apprenticeship will consist of the following elements;
The EPA will be a qualification as a chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Apprentices may still be required to receive ‘off-the-job‘ training and support to complete their Apprenticeship beyond graduation.
The apprenticeship is available via a 5 year part time delivery route as follows:
Year 1 (Level 4)
Year 2 (Level 4)
Year 3 (Level 5)
Year 4 (Levels 5 & 6)
Year 5 (Level 6)
In additional, applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Math’s and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
For those holding a Level 4 qualification with specific grades may be possible to enter onto Level 5 of the course and 'top up' your existing qualification to a full degree:
Employers are responsible for ensuring:
Each apprentice must be allocated a separate supervisor and a counsellor.
The supervisor must be provided by the employer (this is part of the terms of funding.) The councillor can be provided by either the employer or the University*. Details of roles/responsibilities are contained within the Apprenticeship Standard Assessment Plan.
Should the employer be unable to identify a suitable RICS recognised counsellor, LSBU will provide this service which will include;
*All offers will be conditional on completion and submission of an evidence pack provided to employers by LSBU.
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An Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of a programme of study, an End Point Assessment and on-the-job learning. This means that in addition to meeting academic requirements, you’ll need to be employed in a role related to your apprenticeship. The process of applying depends on whether you have an employer to sponsor (and support) you.
If you are employed and your employer has confirmed they will support your apprenticeship:
You are welcome to submit an application via our application system. You’ll need to provide details of your employment/employer as part of the application. You’ll also need to ensure you and your employer meet the requirements – find out who can be an apprentice to see if you meet the entry requirements and employer commitments to find out more about your employer’s role.
If you are not employed:
If you’re a prospective apprentice, you can find out more about who can be an apprentice on our student pages.
There are steps the apprentices, the employer and the University need to complete before you start your course. Take a look at the steps to be completed in the New Students: Apprentices section. Employers may also like to look at our steps to offering an apprenticeship.
For advanced entry:
The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.
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The cost of the apprenticeship is paid fully by the employer (sometimes part funded by the government) through apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy is a pot of money some companies pay into, which all businesses have access to spend on the training costs of apprenticeships. Companies fall into two categories: levy-payers (who pay into the pot) and non-levy payers (who do not). You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers
The apprentice does not contribute toward the cost of study.
Apprenticeship standards are all assigned a funding band by the Government – these funding bands are the maximum amount the Government will fund via the levy towards a given apprenticeship standard. There are currently 30 funding bands ranging from £1,000 to £27,000.
Employers with less than 50 staff sending an apprentice aged 16-18 will have 100% of the training costs paid by the government. All employers who employ an apprentice aged 16-18 on the first day of teaching will receive a £1,000 incentive from the government. You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers.
Some modules include field with and site visits, which may be residential or outside the United Kingdom, ranging from three to five days. These are organised by the Division and students are required to contribute towards the cost. If there are any field trips or any course visits as part of your course, we will let you know in good time.