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Quantity Surveying, BSc Hons Degree Apprenticeship

This quantity surveying degree apprenticeship teaches you about cost and project management, contract management and law, commercial awareness and ethics in the construction and property industries

Via the course modules, you'll gain practical skills relating to construction technology and sustainability, health and safety and measurement. There is also a final-year project, which is designed to build your skills in research data collection, problem-solving and analysis.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. It leads to an end point assessment to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. The course enables you to work alongside studying, so you gain relevant experience in the industry as well as having a degree.

You must be employed full-time in an appropriate apprenticeship role to be eligible for this course.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

K242

Department

School of Design

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 4 years part-time

Start month

September

Home fees

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • Develop understanding of technical competences of a quantity surveyor including tendering, cost and estimates, project and risk management, contract administration and law
  • Learn how to manage the construction procurement process, commercial and financial matters
  • Focus upon construction systems and performance requirements of the building fabric from a commercial perspective
  • Using industry-standard software you will learn about the technical, ethical, economic and political aspects of the built environment
  • Learn the necessary skills to be able to enter a quantity surveying career and further their career through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

How apprenticeships work


Study for a degree and gain valuable experience without leaving your job or paying any fees.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by renowned experts both professional and varied academic staff with specialisms in the field of construction, property and surveying practices. Classes are held within the world-class facilities of Stockwell Street and taught in small numbers to maximise your contact time with tutors. As an apprenticeship student in the School of Design, you will be a member of a larger creative community which includes Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Built Environment. Our research and consultancy work inform academics, and over 90 per cent of the lecturers that teach on our courses hold a teaching qualification.

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Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

For entry, you will require:

  • 112 UCAS points, including 3 A-levels at grades BCC or above
  • GCSEs in English Language or Literature and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above. (We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2)
  • You must be employed full-time in an appropriate apprenticeship role to be eligible for this course.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Additional Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Scottish Highers and Irish Highers.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a 'blended model' of teaching and learning (except for distance-learning courses). This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We'll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Lectures usually are attended by larger groups and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Students also take part in shared / collaborative modules with students built environment course, providing a perfect opportunity to develop skills in group and teamwork. These classes are taken with workshop and lab sessions working in smaller groups of students.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to self-study.                                                                                                                                  This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

You can use Stockwell Street Library and online resources to support further reading and research.

In addition, during the week you can also:

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, on average, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Site visits and field trips form an integral part of the learning process, allowing you to put theory into practice. For site visits and field trips, you will need to pay your own travel and subsistence costs.

Trips: Any compulsory field trips are funded by the school. Trips organised by the Architecture team are not compulsory, but you bear the costs if you choose to attend.

Resources: For Architecture, Landscape and Design courses, you will produce portfolios of large format plots plus CNC/3D printed models etc. Costs will vary but could reach £250 a year for printing, £100 for model making, and £50 for visiting the sites.

Software: We provide Adobe software and Lynda.com online video tutorials. You will also have access to Nvivo, SPSS Modeler and SPSS Amos. Any licenses for software outside of our range will come at your own cost.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

If you register on 'sandwich mode', you can do a one-year full-time paid placement between your second and final years. Whilst on a sandwich placement you retain your student status and have full support from the university and your tutors as usual. Students are responsible for finding their own placements, though we will support you through the application process.

How long is my placement?

Sandwich placements must last for a minimum of 36 weeks full-time, though they can be as long as 13 months.

What are the financial arrangements?

Sandwich placements usually are paid full-time positions. The salary should reflect the going rate for an entry level role in the relevant industry.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The end point assessment to leads to RICS chartered surveyor. Career opportunities exist in many areas of the construction and property industries. These include roles in private practice, with contractors, developers and housing associations, or within central and local government. Alternatively, after successful completion of this programme, students can pursue careers as architects.

Are internships available?

Students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience if possible, including internships, which can be paid or unpaid. Students are responsible for finding their own internships, though we will support you through the application process.

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer who when applicable provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

If a postgraduate student wishes to enquire about career opportunities, they should speak to their Employability Officer. The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

All students on Built Environment courses at the School of Design get access to Microsoft Project and RICS BCIS online.

Additionally, joining societies such as RICS will help you network and can build skills and present new opportunities.

Furthermore, the School of Design provides pastoral support throughout your studies with us. Students have a personal tutor and access to training in study skills, dissertation preparation, methods and ethics and have access to advice on employability and careers.

Accommodation information

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If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.