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Construction Quantity Surveyor


The Level 6 Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship is suitable for people with relevant qualifications who are new to the construction industry, or existing employees who want to learn new skills and get advanced qualifications.

It prepares apprentices for professional careers in construction by providing the technical knowledge, initiative and interpersonal skills the industry demands. 

The course delivers against the nationally recognised Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship standard, offering an alternative to graduate recruitment and the opportunity to grow your own talent. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and includes work-based learning modules and practical application, leading to a BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Quantity Surveying. 
Students will gain a good understanding of building technology, measurement, contracts and cost management.

Key industry drivers

  • The construction industry has high employment projections and is expected to see substantial growth in the next few years. Forecasts for new job opportunities range from 500,000 to 700,000 by 2024. 

  • The current lack of skilled industry professionals is a point of concern for future growth (

  • Construction job openings are predicted to reach more than 42,000 in Yorkshire and the Humber by 2022 (Emsi, 2016).

Benefits to your business

  • Get work-ready, graduate-calibre employees who understand your business and bring fresh ideas and perspectives.

  • Attract and retain the best talent while supporting the youth employment agenda.

  • Generate a return on your investment by developing your employees and bringing cutting-edge skills to your organisation.

Course length and entry requirements

The apprenticeship is delivered over three years.

Participants attend the University on day release throughout the course. The programme takes a work-based blended learning approach, with modules delivered through a combination of lectures, class-based seminars, practical work and site visits. Additional learning opportunities include workshops and industry visits.

Eligible candidates will meet the following entry requirements:

  • GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4, or above – plus one of the following:

  • successful completion of one the following Level 4 Apprenticeship Standards from an academic institution or registered training provider:

- Building Services Engineering Technician
- Construction Design and Build Technician
- Construction Quantity Surveying Technician 
- Construction Site Engineering Technician
- Construction Site Supervisor
- Facilities Manager

  • an equivalent Cert HE or HNC or equivalent qualification in a construction-related subject

Other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience are considered individually.

Learn more

Find out more about how higher and degree apprenticeships can have a positive impact on your business. You can also read about funding and incentives or explore other useful information, including policies and FAQs.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, email or phone 0114 225 5000 to speak to our apprenticeships team.

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