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Course Enquiries - UK
Tel: 0207 815 7500
The Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship includes a degree qualification in BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and a qualification leading towards chartered membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
If you’re looking to be involved in cost planning with a construction or house building company, or to be advising clients as a consultant, quantity surveying is ideal. There is currently a shortage of quantity surveyors, so you’ll always be in demand. You’ll study a strong core of technology, law, contracts, and project management. We’ll make sure that you understand measurement and cost management too, as these are essential skills for quantity surveyors.
The full apprenticeship standard and assessment plan can be found on the IfA website.
With a broad construction curriculum, this course will make you fully equipped to take up professional responsibility in a management role within the construction industry. We’ll cover: construction technology, project appraisal, measurement, cost planning, cost control, contract practice and administration, business management, and project management.
For those interested in construction and wanting a professional level job, quantity surveying could be ideal. Quantity surveyors have to make sure that projects meet legal and quality standards, as well as ensuring clients get good value for money. Understanding organisational structure and cost control aspects of construction projects are essential for quantity surveyors.
Take a look at some potential careers, including quantity surveyor, in our Prospects section.
Recent graduates have become quantity surveyors/estimators, site managers, construction project managers and commercial managers. And you can choose to extend your qualifications by taking on further postgraduate study.
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.
This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). It prepares you for a career in quantity surveying and commercial management in the construction industry. The CIOB and RICS are the professional bodies representing the building surveying discipline.
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.
The Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of on-the-job learning, as well as both structured and self-directed study.
The typical duration for this apprenticeship is 60-66 months, but this will depend on the apprentice’s previous experience.
Assessment of the academic element of this apprenticeship will consist of course work, exams and timed assessments. There will be formal lectures, study guides, course notes, directed reading, class tutorials, assignments and small-group projects.
The assessment plan for this standard has yet to be approved. We anticipate that the EPA will include professional registration with an appropriate professional body.
For those holding a Level 4 qualification with specific grades, it may be possible to enter onto Level 5 of the course and 'top up' your existing qualification to a full degree:
All apprentices must have a contract of employment for the duration of their apprenticeship and they should be contacted to work a minimum of 30hrs per week, including time spent in university. They must be paid at or above the apprenticeship minimum wage.
Employers must provide evidence (employment contract & Job Description) that their apprentices’ job role covers the approved occupation set out in the standard. In addition the apprentices’ day-to-day work needs to encompass the core knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the standard.
Employers will also need to ensure that they are in a position to support and mentor their apprentice through their studies to their end-point assessment.
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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.
Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.
Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.
There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.
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:
We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.
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.
We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.
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.
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