Quantity Surveying (Degree Apprenticeship) BSc (Hons)


Do you want to earn a salary and get valuable on-the-job experience while you study for a quantity surveying degree and and gain a professional qualification?

On this 5-year chartered surveyor BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree apprenticeship, you'll spend 1 day a week studying for your degree and the other 4 days in work. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything. Degree apprenticeships are suitable for anyone over 18, whether you've just finished school or college or you've already started your career.

You'll learn about areas such as construction design and Building Information Modelling (BIM). And you'll develop knowledge in areas such as property economics, law and contracts, planning procedures and practice, project management, problem solving, valuation, procurement and contract administration

dispute resolution, planning law, project management, problem solving and property economics. By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll be able to confidently tackle the social, economic and technical issues around construction projects of all sizes. You'll get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job and contribute to the success of your company.

What you'll experience

On this degree apprenticeship course you'll:

  • Learn from practising surveyors and guest speakers
  • Develop skills and knowledge in facilities management, project management and building conservation, and fuse entrepreneurial skills and professional acumen
  • Use laboratory and test house facilities where you’ll study material performance, surveying and Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques
  • Put theory to the test in your job and on field trips
  • Have access to the University's student support services and community including the Library, study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students’ Union
  • Study and work with students from other surveying and civil engineering disciplines, complementing the experience you'll get at work
  • Build a network of professional peers during your time at university, sharing your ideas and knowledge
  • Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who do a traditional degree
  • Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor

You'll typically go to university 1 day a week for around 30 weeks every year to attend lectures, seminars and workshops. On the weeks you don't go to University, you'll still spend 20% of your time studying or training away from your normal working environment.

What you'll study

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Construction Design and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Building Measurement
  • Professional Skills
  • Property Economics and Financial Accounting

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Introduction to Law for the Built Environment
  • Introduction to Project Management Principles
  • Planning for Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)
  • Workplace Project 

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • Applied Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Procurement and Pre-Contract Practice
  • Professional Studies and Applied Project
  • Tender Documentation and Measurement 

Year 4

Core modules in this year include:

  • Application of IT in Measurement and Tender Documentation
  • Contract Administration, Claims Management and Dispute Resolution
  • Individual Major Project Evolution
  • Quantity Surveying Practice

Year 5

Core units in this year include:

  • Contract Administration, Claims Management, and Dispute Resolution
  • Measurement, Tender Documentation, and Quantity Surveying Practice
  • Integrating Interprofessional Project
  • Project Management for Surveyors 


Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • computer-based tutorials
  • laboratories
  • workshops

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • closed and open book exams
  • problem-based coursework and professional style reports
  • computer-based portfolios
  • group presentations
  • major work-based project

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

This degree gives you the professional knowledge and practical experience you need to advance your career in the building sector as a quantity surveyor. You'll be eligible to register as a Chartered Surveyor when you complete your apprenticeship.

The skills and qualifications you gain on this course will also make you an ideal candidate for project and facilities management roles in your organisation and beyond.

After you finish your apprenticeship, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Part-time, Block-release Study Mode
5 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Qualifications or experience

  • 112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.
  • All applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. Acceptable qualifications include GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass - please note that we are not able to accept all kinds of Level 2 qualifications, so if you are unsure whether you have a suitable qualification please get in touch. If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process.

Selection process

  • Applicants may need to attend an interview and/or submit a portfolio in support of their application.

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