Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveyor) Degree Apprenticeship

The Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship is a practical qualification that reflects the needs of modern industry.

What is the Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship?

Managing contracts, finance and costs effectively is important throughout the building lifecycle, from inception to completion. This course will provide your employees with a solid understanding of the commercial aspects of development and construction.

It offers a new way of upskilling your workforce, with the majority of tuition fees funded through the Apprenticeship Levy. Your employees will study part-time over five years (three years if they already have an HNC in Construction with Merits), allowing them to remain in work and apply their learning directly to your business.

Successful learners will gain a BSc(Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management and accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Who is the Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship will strengthen and develop the chartered surveying and commercial skills of your existing talent and help you attract promising new recruits.

It’s ideal for employees who are keen to further their career by gaining a university degree and professional qualification but wish to remain in the workplace.

They should be engaged and motivated, with a minimum of Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics at GCSE and at least two A levels or a Higher National Certificate (HNC) Construction.

How will your business benefit?

Apprentices will develop the relevant legal, economic, management and technology skills needed within chartered surveying and commercial management, and learn how to place these in a wider business context. They will also improve their problem solving, critical thinking, analysis, evaluation and innovation skills.

Your employees will graduate as competent communicators who can confidently manage teams and projects and directly benefit your business.

Any employers who also pay the CITB levy can access additional funding to support your apprentice in non-academic costs. Please see CITB's information on apprenticeship funding for further details.

Why UWE Bristol?

Apprentices will benefit from the considerable experience of UWE Bristol’s Chartered Surveying and Commercial Management team, which comprises of practicing and recently practicing surveyors and construction legal practitioners.

They’ll develop skills in computer-aided estimating, project management and building information modelling (BIM) on industry standard software and access industry leading resources, specialist journals and publications through UWE Bristol's online portal. Attending regular presentations from visiting professionals, academics and past students will help them stay up-to-date with industry challenges.

A mix of traditional and highly creative learning environments will enable them to learn essential knowledge and real-world skills, making them a valuable asset to your organisation.

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Course details

Indicative content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

  • Building Science
  • Construction Technology and Services.

Year two

  • Chartered Surveying Practice and Procedure
  • Law, Economics and Management.

Year three

  • Chartered Surveying Project
  • Construction Technology and Building Services
  • Work-based Procedures and Practice.

Year four

  • Procurement and Contract Practice
  • Advanced Chartered Surveying
  • Development and Design Economics
  • Work-Based Research Project.

Year five

  • International Cost Management
  • Commercial Management
  • Dissertation.

Qualification, professional registration and accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Board of Quantity Surveying Profession of Malaysia (BQSM).

The work-based portion of this apprenticeship counts towards the professional practice portion your employees will need to gain for full membership of the RICS at end point assessment.

Duration and delivery

Part-time day release over five years, or three years for learners with a qualifying Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction.

Our tutors provide a friendly, collaborative environment for learning. They're actively engaged in research or professional practice so students are informed of the latest academic and business developments.

Your employees will be taught through a mix of coursework and seen and unseen exams, which assess not only what they know but also how they apply that knowledge. It will also help them develop the confidence and skills that will bring value to your business.

Coursework may include essays, reports, practical application, calculations, presentations and projects. In their final year they will complete a dissertation.

Typical entry requirements

Tariff points: 112

GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.

Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit.

Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Contact the Degree Apprenticeship Team

To find out more about this apprenticeship, or for more information about the levy, funding available and degree apprenticeships, please email our Degree Apprenticeships Team at or call us on +44 (0)117 328 4888.

Prospective students may only apply for a degree apprenticeship through their employer. If you are interested in any of our degree apprenticeship programmes, speak to your employer in the first instance. There is funding available to sponsor employees’ professional development on degree apprenticeships.  We will work with your employer directly to manage your application.  

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