Degree Apprenticeship Undergraduate: BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Chartered Surveyor (Building Surveying)


Develop the skills, knowledge and confidence for a fulfilling career in the surveying industry with our RICS accredited Chartered Surveyor (Building Surveying) Degree Apprenticeship. Study for an honours degree in building surveying, while you work, with no tuition fees.

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Course highlights

  • Work-based approach allows you to deliver impact in the workplace as you learn
  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees
  • Achieve Chartered status through membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

This apprenticeship is ideal if you're looking to start a career in building surveying or have experience but no formal qualification. Successful completion of this course will enable you to become a RICS accredited chartered surveyor and lay the foundations for a fulfilling career in surveying.

Key facts

An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.

At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of your usual work duties.

The off-the-job learning will be delivered through online University-led learning sessions and activities, one-day workshops, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.

Our Chartered Surveyor (Building Surveying) Degree Apprenticeship is delivered on a day release basis at our Chelmsford campus.


You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.

You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.

The End Point Assessment is aligned with The RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). This is a substantial piece of work that includes two years of supervised professional practice, along with a rigorous final assessment which will typically take a further 6-9 months to complete in addition to the duration of the degree.


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Accredited by RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. The RICS accreditation is a recognised qualification and a benchmark of professional competence.


Our work-based course ensures that it meets the needs of the industry and is adaptable to a range of employers and roles.

Entry requirements

In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.

  • Employment in a suitable role on a permanent contract exceeding 30 hours per week
  • Employer support to undertake this course, with a confirmed, assigned RICS approved Counsellor
  • Confirmed eligibility to be funded as an apprentice as set out within the ESFA’s Funding Rules
  • A completed Skills Scan and Initial Assessment discussion
  • Evidence of Level 2 qualifications in 4 subjects including Maths and English e.g. GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above, Functional Skills, or ESFA-approved equivalents*
  • Evidence of at least 112 UCAS Tariff points at Level 3 e.g. A Levels, BTEC National Diploma (or equivalent)**

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How to apply

To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.

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