Quantity surveyor

Quantity surveyor

Level 6 degree apprenticeship

Gain a degree while developing your technical knowledge and interpersonal skills, preparing you to apply for Chartered Member status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

About the apprenticeship

Course length: typically 6 years, part-time (dependent on experience)

Start date: September 2024

Course level: Level 6

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

How much it costs: funded through the employer 

Accredited by: Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

Course summary

  • Gain understanding of building technology, measurement, contracts and cost management.
  • Apply your learning in your working environment, on site visits and in practical projects.
  • Use the skills and knowledge you gain to apply for Chartered Member status with RICS.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

This course is suitable if you're new to the industry or you want a degree qualification and professional recognition of your experience. 

The course meets the chartered 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 will 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 also complete an endpoint assessment during the final year of your 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 – although we may waive this requirement if you have significant and relevant previous experience.

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

UCAS points and college grades

112 UCAS points from A levels, AS levels or BTEC National qualifications.

We don't accept Key Skills.

Similar qualifications can't be counted twice, for example, the points from both an AS level and the full A level of the same subject, if completed.

Additional qualifications

You may be able to start in year 3 if you have a construction related HND or HNC with an all merit average across all units.


Year one

  • Reflective and personal development skills
  • Understanding building technology
  • Law, economics and business

Year two

  • Work-based technical review
  • Introduction to measurement and contracts

Year three

  • Reflective skills
  • Contractual procedures
  • Measurement of buildings works
  • Cost management

Year four

  • Work-based project
  • Reflective practice
  • Quantity surveying practice and contract management

Year five

  • Work-based investigation
  • Advanced measurement and cost management

Year five

  • End point assessment

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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