Construction quantity surveyor

Construction quantity surveyor

Level 6 degree apprenticeship

Start or continue a professional career as a construction quantity surveyor, and gain a degree while you earn

About the apprenticeship

Course length: typically 3 years, part-time

Start date: September 2024

Course level: Level 6

University award: BSc (Honours) Professional Practice in Construction Quantity Surveying

How much it costs: funded through the employer

Accredited by: Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

Course summary

Whether you're new to the industry or you want a degree qualification and professional recognition of your experience, you’ll develop your skills and the technical knowledge, initiative and interpersonal capability required of the profession.

This course meets the construction quantity surveyor apprenticeship standard.

How you learn

As well as academic theory, work-based learning, and practical application in the workplace, you’ll develop effective skills in teamwork, negotiating and problem solving.

You'll have an academic advisor and work-based learning coach to support you, and the modules you study will prepare you for your endpoint assessment – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence.

You learn through:

  • blocks of study on campus throughout the year
  • lectures and class-based seminars
  • site visits and workshops
  • work-based learning
  • practical application 
  • a third-year development project
  • a final year dissertation

You progress through the course following successful achievement of assessments, which address the learning outcomes for each module and allow you to complete the course. You will complete an endpoint assessment towards the end of the course.

Campus facilities

You'll learn in modern facilities in our Natural and Built Environment Department in our City Campus.

Entry requirements

Throughout the course, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours at university. They can be existing employees looking to develop their careers, or new applicants to the business.

Applicants must:

  • be over 18
  • not be in full time education
  • have the right to abode in the UK
  • meet the course entry requirements

GCSE (or equivalent)

You'll need GCSE (or equivalent) maths and English at Grade C, 4 or above.

If you don't have this yet, you'll need to achieve this level before you take your end-point assessment.

Additional qualifications

You'll also need to have successfully completed one of the following Level 4 apprenticeship standards from an academic institution or registered training provider:

If you have not completed one of these apprenticeships, you must have an equivalent certificate of higher education (CertHE), higher national certificate (HNC)or higher national diploma (HND), or an equivalent qualification in a construction-related subject. 

You would normally have a minimum of an all merit average (not including key or common skills).

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. 

Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. 


Year one

  • Reflective skills for built environment professional apprentice performance
  • Contractual procedures
  • Measurement of building works
  • Cost management

Year two

  • Work-based project
  • Strategic facilities management
  • Quantity surveying practice

Year three

  • Work-based investigation
  • Reflective practice
  • Advanced measurement and cost management

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change.

Next steps

If you are an applicant

To apply for this apprenticeship, you must first have a suitable employer who can support your application. We can support you to encourage your employer to offer an apprenticeship. You will then apply for the course through them.

If you don’t currently have a job, we can help you find an apprenticeship.

If you are an employer

If you want to offer an apprenticeship for an existing employee or a new recruit, get in touch.

If you have 15 or more potential apprentices, we can tailor the programme to your business.

This course is delivered by Sheffield Hallam as part of the South Yorkshire Institute of Technology

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