Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Chartered Surveyor - Level 6

The course was developed, and continues to meet, a need for local provision of a programme of studies which provides a route complying with the academic requirements for membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This essential requirement has determined the manner in which the course has developed and its content. In appraising and developing the course it has always been critical to remember that obtaining such a degree is only one step to the final goal of Member or Fellow of the RICS and graduates will need to undertake structured training in appropriate employment in order to become a Chartered Surveyor.
The course allows you to develop your skills and apply them to the professional role of Quantity Surveying as defined by the RICS. Quantity Surveyors offer expert advice on construction costs and procurement options and provide a range of services spanning the whole of the Built Environment.

Benefits to the apprentice

  • Earn as you learn: full time employment while you study and no student debt as the degree is paid for by your employer
  • Accelerate your career
  • Develop into a professional role
  • Designed with flexibility to guide and shape your career.

Benefits to the employers

  • Enhance your workforce, addressing any skills and knowledge gaps
  • Attract new high calibre talent, particularly in harder to fill roles
  • Develop staff throughout their career through continual professional development
  • Improve staff retention and loyalty by providing them with a job, professional development, professional accreditation, and a high quality degree.

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What does the programme lead to

The occupations covered by this standard are associated with surveyors acting on behalf of clients or employers. The types of surveyors included are: Consultant (Professional) Quantity Surveyors.

The main duties and tasks of a surveyor are: To provide professional advice and recommendations to clients relating to land, property or construction.  To manage client instructions from engagement to completion.  To liaise with other professionals.  To negotiate contracts and prices. To analyse data relating to land, buildings or construction. To follow due diligence in providing advice to clients. To undertake detailed inspections of buildings, land or construction. To analyse information from inspections or visits to buildings, land and construction sites.

Job Roles

Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Professional qualifications

Successful apprentices will achieve a degree in Surveying and full chartered membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

UCLan works with employers to design and deliver degree apprenticeships and establishes the content and delivery of a programme according to their needs on an individual basis.

UCLan is committed to the principle of an apprenticeship being the development of an individual into a role of which the course is one component. What and how this is delivered is designed with the employer through the tailoring of delivery both mode and content.

Information for apprentices

LEVEL: Level 6
START DATE: September
DURATION: The Degree Apprenticeship is normally a 5 year programme followed by the end point assessment (certification of the completion of the apprenticeship) within 6-12 months.

FEES: Tuition Fees are paid by funding through the Employer and/or Government via the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning that you as the learner do not pay the standard tuition fee rates. Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance.

How you can access the programme

Contact our course enquiries team on 01772 892400 or email cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk.

If you are already in a relevant job role, talk to your manager or your employer and share the programme information with them. They may be willing to support you through the Apprenticeship. Contact our Business Development team on 01772 895500 or email uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk for support.

Entry Requirements

Degree and Higher Apprenticeships have flexible entry requirements. We work closely with the employer and apprentice to consider previous qualifications and experience. This may also include consideration of year of entry.


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Course Content

Level 4

  • Construction Technology
  • Sustainability and Science
  • Management & Economics
  • Introduction to Law & Procurement
  • Professional Practice A
  • Professional Practice B.

Level 5

  • Construction Technology
  • Production Economics
  • Construction Law
  • Management & Project Planning
  • Construction Quantification
  • Professional Practice - QS.

Level 6

  • Project Management & BIM
  • Expenditure Planning & Control
  • Construction Law
  • Project Analysis & Appraisal
  • Dissertation/Project
  • Facilities Management
  • Professional Practice – QS.

With the goal of 20% energy reduction by 2020, the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has a huge impact on the construction industry. It is therefore the responsibility of all construction professionals to ensure sustainability is an inherent part of the whole life cycle of a building. The education of the professional must ensure that the issues of sustainability are both an implicit part of all aspects of the programme, where applicable, and explicitly developed to meet the needs of the industry.


All of our degree apprenticeships are day release (1 day per week). 

Learning Environment and Assessment

UCLan has an extensive array of learning resources both on and off campus. For those off campus there are many resources:

  • Electronic resources including e-journals and e-books
  • Search by Subject guides to help access journals and books, etc
  • Online access to other libraries and information services (perhaps closer to home) through local and national schemes such as Sconul Access.
  • Inter-Library Loans Service
  • Information Skills training programme
  • Access to IT help and advice from LIS Customer Support
  • The Remote Access services allow students to access their UCLan network account, the library's electronic resources and some core software applications from their own computer as if they were on-campus.

End Point Assessment

The Degree Apprenticeship programme includes an End Point Assessment (EPA) to check that students have met the Apprenticeship Standard competencies and are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.

Read further information about EPA

Information for Employers

Apprenticeships allow the learner to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprentice will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our UCLan campuses or training centres. By the end of their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means they’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their apprenticeship.

AWARD: BSc (Hons)
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD: Chartered Surveyor - Read more
LEVEL: Level 6
FUNDING BAND: Maximum funding: £27,000
View more information on Levy and Non-levy paying organisations and eligibility.

Funding bands range from £1,500 to £27,000 and sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship.

How to access the programme

Contact our Business Development Team:
Telephone: 01772 895500, email: uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk

Further Information about Degree Apprenticeships

Important Information

Contact Us

This course is based in the School of Engineering
For more information, contact Business Development on 01772 895500 or email uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk


The Apprenticeship Standard along with the degree qualification forms the degree/higher apprenticeship programme. View the standard.

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry |
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Further Information for students

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