Key Facts

L4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship

The Level 4 Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying for England (a three-year apprenticeship programme) consists has two components:

Part 1- Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Quantity Surveying for England qualification Part 2 – End Point Assessment recognised by Institute For Apprenticeships And Technical Education the Institution for Apprenticeship and assessed by the Chartered Institute Of Building (CIOB)

Completion of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Quantity Surveying for England is in line with the professional bodies listed as follows, which provides CPD opportunities: • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) • Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) • Chartered Institution of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) • Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) • Institute of Higher Engineers (IHE) • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) • Institution of Structural Engineers (iStructE) • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Quantity Surveying for England is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements of this apprenticeship programme are:

    • A minimum of five GCSES (Including Maths and English Language) at grade 5-9 or B to A* In addition, the applicant must have completed either of the following: 1- A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment (E.g., Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering, or Construction, (or a related subject) 2- 2- GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. 3- 3- Any other relevant Level 3 qualifications, e.g.:
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
    • A City and Guilds Level 3 in Plumbing, Electrical, Construction, etc. 4- International equivalent of the above. Desired:
      • Relevant work experience
  • Course Content

    Unit Types and Unit (Credits) • Unit 1: Construction Design Project (Pearson-set) (15) • Unit 4: The Construction Environment (15) • Unit 6: Digital Applications for Construction Information (15) • Unit 10: Measurement & Estimating (15) • Unit 12: Tender & Procurement (15) • Unit 23: Construction Economics & Sustainability (15) • Unit 25: Quantity Surveying Practice (15) • Unit 27: Law & Legal Frameworks in Quantity Surveying (15)

    Total Credits:120

  • Progression Next Steps

    Apprentices successfully completing the programme can consider moving on to specialist subjects at Level 5 or entering employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.

  • Additional Information

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  • Course Structure

    The Level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to construction and different quantity surveying functions. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.

    Apprentices will gain a wide range of construction knowledge linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

    Apprentices will be involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills.

    By the end of Level 4, apprentices will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of construction. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to key areas of construction.

    This course incorporates:

    • Effectively planned trips, with a direct relevance to the syllabus, which would add value to the learning experience.
    • Employer links: -Guest speaker Experts from industry or visiting academics in the subject area that is being studied. -Workshops are used to build on knowledge shared via tutors and seminars.
  • Assessment Details

    PART 1: BTEC QUALIFICATION Methods of teaching includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, and supervised study, as well as online teaching. For the L4 BTEC Apprenticeship, 15-credit unit at Level 4 - will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at skills. All other units are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments. An assessment schedule will be delivered in the beginning of the course. PART 2: End Point Assessment Upon completion of the BTEC l4 qualification, the apprentices will ned to undertake the end point assessment, which is assessed by Chartered Institute Of Building (CIOB) and in line with the institute for apprenticeships and technical education The EPA consists of 3 discrete assessment methods. The individual assessment methods will have the following grades: Assessment method 1: Online test · Pass · Fail Assessment method 2: Project · Pass · Fail · Distinction Assessment method 3: Professional discussion · Pass · Fail · Distinction Performance in the EPA will determine the overall apprenticeship standard and grade of: · Pass · Fail · Distinction