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Course summary

Overview Do you want to earn a salary and get valuable on-the-job experience while you study for a quantity surveying degree and and gain a professional qualification? On this 5-year chartered surveyor BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree apprenticeship, you'll spend 1 day a week studying for your degree and the other 4 days in work. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything. Degree apprenticeships are suitable for anyone over 18, whether you've just finished school or college or you've already started your career. You'll learn about areas such as construction design and Building Information Modelling (BIM). And you'll develop knowledge in areas such as property economics, law and contracts, planning procedures and practice, project management, problem solving, valuation, procurement and contract administration dispute resolution, planning law, project management, problem solving and property economics. By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll be able to confidently tackle the social, economic and technical issues around construction projects of all sizes. You'll get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job and contribute to the success of your company. Accredited by This degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so what you learn on the course is relevant to the industry. When you graduate, you will have the academic and work-based experience that you need to register for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Upon passing the APC, you will be a Chartered Surveyor. This gives you an edge over students who didn’t do an accredited course when you’re applying for jobs in the future. What you'll experience On this degree apprenticeship course you'll:

  • Learn from practising surveyors and guest speakers
  • Develop skills and knowledge in facilities management, project management and building conservation, and fuse entrepreneurial skills and professional acumen
  • Use laboratory and test house facilities where you’ll study material performance, surveying and Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques
  • Put theory to the test in your job and on field trips
  • Have access to the University's student support services and community including the Library, study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students’ Union
  • Study and work with students from other surveying and civil engineering disciplines, complementing the experience you'll get at work
  • Build a network of professional peers during your time at university, sharing your ideas and knowledge
  • Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who do a traditional degree
  • Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor
You'll typically go to university 1 day a week for around 30 weeks every year to attend lectures, seminars and workshops. On the weeks you don't go to University, you'll still spend 20% of your time studying or training away from your normal working environment. Careers and opportunities This degree gives you the professional knowledge and practical experience you need to advance your career in the building sector as a quantity surveyor. You'll be eligible to register as a Chartered Surveyor when you complete your apprenticeship. The skills and qualifications you gain on this course will also make you an ideal candidate for project and facilities management roles in your organisation and beyond. After you finish your apprenticeship, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Construction Design and Sustainability – 20 credits
  • Introduction to Construction Measurement – 20 credits
  • Professional Skills – 20 credits
  • Property Economics and Financial Accounting – 20 credits
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Introduction to Law for the Built Environment – 20 credits
  • Introduction to Project Management Principles – 20 credits
  • Planning for Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) – 20 credits
  • Workplace Project – 20 credits
Optional modules in this year include:
  • ​Property Economics and Financial Accounting – 20 credits
Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) – 20 credits
  • Procurement and Pre-contract Practice – 20 credits
  • Professional Studies and Applied Project – 20 credits
  • Tender Documentation and Measurement – 20 credits
Year 4 Core modules in this year include:
  • Application of IT in Measurement and Tender Documentation – 20 credits
  • Contract Administration, Claims Management and Dispute Resolution – 20 credits
  • ​Quantity Surveying Practice – 20 credits
Year 5 Core modules in this year include:
  • Individual Major Project – 40 credits
  • Work Rotation and Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) Practice – 20 credits
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through:

  • closed and open book exams
  • problem-based coursework and professional style reports
  • computer-based portfolios
  • group presentations
  • major work-based project
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your application.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. Acceptable qualifications include GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass - please note that we are not able to accept all kinds of Level 2 qualifications, so if you are unsure whether you have a suitable qualification please get in touch. If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

All applicants will be invited to attend an academic interview and may be asked to submit a portfolio of work or undertake additional assessment.

Portfolio

All applicants will be invited to attend an academic interview and may be asked to submit a portfolio of work or undertake additional assessment.

Other

All applicants will be required to complete a Skills Gap Analysis before completing an application form.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The course fee is shared between the Government and some employers, meaning no cost to you as the degree apprentice. Please see http://www.port.ac.uk/degree-apprenticeships/ for further information.
Quantity Surveying (Degree Apprenticeship) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS