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Quantity Surveying (Degree Apprenticeship)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,C

We also accept other combinations equivalent to 112-128 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent. Applicants may be subject to interview and/or submit a portfolio in support of their application.

106-122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Mathematics based).

Cambridge Pre-U score of 46-52.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM-DMM

Must be in a relevant subject

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDM-DMM

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112-128

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Attend an interview

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Part-time day-release | 2022

Subject

Quantity surveying

**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
- Introduction to Building Measurement
- Professional Skills
- Property Economics and Financial Accounting

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:
- Introduction to Law for the Built Environment
- Introduction to Project Management Principles
- Planning for Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)
- Property, Economic and Financial Accounting
- Workplace Project

Year 3
Core modules in this year include:
- Applied Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- Procurement and Pre-Contract Practice
- Professional Studies and Applied Project
- Tender Documentation and Measurement

Optional modules in this year include:
- Introduction to Project Management Principles
- Planning for Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)

Year 4
Core modules in this year include:
- Application of IT in Measurement and Tender Documentation
- Contract Administration, Claims Management and Dispute Resolution
- Individual Major Project Evolution
- Quantity Surveying Practice

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 5
Core units in this year include:
- Individual Major Project
- Quantity Surveying Practice
- Work Rotation and APC Practice

There are no optional units in this year.

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 methods

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.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

68%
med
Quantity surveying

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

Teaching and learning

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Building

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£27,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

85%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
4%
Engineering professionals
3%
Production managers and directors

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architecture, building and planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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