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Apprenticeship Undergraduate: CertHE Quantity Surveying Construction Quantity Surveying Technician


Quantity surveying is concerned with controlling and managing the costs of construction projects. As a Construction Quantity Surveying Technician apprentice, you’ll develop the skills and confidence to get involved with any stage of a project, from feasibility, design and construction, through to extension, refurbishment, maintenance and demolition. Kick start your surveying career with a Certificate of Higher Education in quantity 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
  • Successful completion opens the door to top-up to a full BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree with our Construction Quantity Surveying Degree Apprenticeship

This Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship is ideal if you're looking to start a career in construction quantity surveying or aspire to advance your existing role and open doors for future career opportunities.

As well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to support your role as a construction quantity surveying technician, successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto our Construction Quantity Surveying Degree Apprenticeship and achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree in quantity 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, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.

Our Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship is delivered on a day release basis at our Chelmsford and ARU Peterborough campuses.


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 EPA for this apprenticeship is independently assessed and takes place when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.


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Accredited by CIOB

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is the worlds largest professional body for construction management and leadership. CIOB accreditation is recognised as a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.

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Accredited by Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ)

These qualifications have been developed by awarding bodies in collaboration with employers so students can develop the skills that employers want.

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) will approve each new HTQ as meeting the knowledge and skills needed by the sector.


Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have a Cert HE in Quantity Surveying and a minimum of two years' relevant work experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you develop during the course will prepare you for roles such as Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Assistant Construction Surveyor, Quantity Surveying Technician, Assistant Cost Engineer or Assistant Cost Analyst.

You can also progress onto our Construction Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship, and top-up your Cert HE to a full BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying to open up further career opportunities in surveying.

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 mentor
  • 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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