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Building Surveying

This vocational degree programme was designed to allow you to enhance your employability skills and progress your career prospects, by combining academic study with practical work experience.

What is a Degree Apprenticeship?

A Degree Apprenticeship is a degree you study for while working as an apprentice with an employer and is paid for by your employer and the Government. The course and the apprenticeship are designed to a national standard for a particular job role and often come with professional qualifications and accreditation. 

Why study this degree apprenticeship course? 

You will study core modules on a part-time basis and be able to put the theory into practice through work-based projects. The assessments will be agreed with the employer, to ensure that the course is fully integrated within the workplace and benefits both the employer and the apprentice. All UCLan degree apprenticeships fully meet all the standards outlined by the Government.

What does the course lead to?

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which means you have the opportunity to progress to high level positions, including partner in a private practice, or senior manager in an organisation with a large property portfolio, for example the National Trust, dealing with historical buildings and environment.

What qualification do I receive at the end of the course?

On successful completion of the course, you will receive the BSc (Hons) Building Surveying (Degree Apprenticeship) from the University of Central Lancashire. The programme will equip you to create a portfolio of evidence of your knowledge, skills and competencies as applied in your workplace.

Working in Industry

The flexibility and range of specialist staff within the School of Engineering mean that we are able to work with employers to develop bespoke specialist training routes for their employees. Our stimulating, problem-solving approach engages you with the whole building surveying process, and not by simply sitting in a classroom with text books - you’ll spend time out and about in the local environment and on construction sites, gaining real world experience of the industry.

Entry Requirements 

96 Points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 96 UCAS Points  

International Baccalaureate Diploma: 26P
IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5
GCSE: Maths & English C or equivalent 

Course at a glance

Year 1

Compulsory Modules - Full-time

  • Construction Technology
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Professional Practice (A)
  • Professional Practice (B)
  • Introduction to Law & Procurement
  • Management & Economics

Year 2

Compulsory Modules - Full-time

  • Construction Technology
  • Building Services
  • Contract Law
  • Production Economics
  • Town Planning & Building Control
  • Management & Project Planning
  • Professional Practice - BS

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Building Conservation
  • Project Analysis & Appraisal
  • Maintenance Management
  • Professional Practice - BS
  • Dissertation/Project

Optional modules

  • Owning & Leasing Land
  • Facilities Management 


Course delivery

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions. This delivery model enables the subject experts to share their knowledge and experience across degree programmes, enhancing the student experience. As an example, the specific building surveying content of the degree is delivered by five Chartered Building Surveyors with substantial experience in both academia and practice.

How to Apply

The first step is to apply direct to an employer offering an apprenticeship position or approach an employer with the course information and ask if they are interested in the scheme. If you are already in employment then talk to your employer about the course and how your company can utilise the Apprenticeship Levy to join it. 

Your employer or potential employer should then contact UCLanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk to begin the process of drawing up a contract and welcoming you to the University.

Develop the analytical and intellectual skills you need for a successful career in surveying on this hands-on course.. Assessment of your work is balanced between the academic requirement of a degree and the practical nature of your chosen career - so, rather than write academic essays, you’ll be expected to produce reports and projects based on real-life scenarios.

The BSc (Hons) Building Surveying degree involves the identification, analysis, evaluation and subsequent solving of problems associated with the technological, economic and legal issues encountered in the field of building surveying. The importance for you to appreciate the significance of the subject matter in relation to your own particular working environment is considered to be fundamental.

The academic content of the Building Surveying course is approached in a manner which will encourage and develop an awareness of the contribution you are able to make in the improvement of both your employer’s interests and your own career prospects. You’ll study alongside students on the construction management, quantity surveying and facilities management degrees, and can transfer to one of these programmes if you like at the end of the first year.

FACILITIES

  • Microcomputer laboratories
  • Networked software
  • Internet access
  • University central library and resources service
  • Specialist information centre
  • Undergraduate resource centre

Our lecturers have practical experience and maintain close links to the profession and industry - and some of them are RICS Assessors of Professional Competence, geared-up to help you develop the skills you need to pass your Assessment of Professional Competence following graduation.

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

This delivery model enables the subject experts to share their knowledge and experience across degree programmes, enhancing the student experience. As an example, the specific building surveying content of the degree is delivered by five Chartered Building Surveyors with substantial experience in both academia and practice.

The professional knowledge and expertise of the staff delivering the programme are reflected in the coursework undertaken by students, which is often based upon real life projects and case studies, using a problem based learning approach for achieving the specific learning outcomes of the course. Staff have active research interests in conservation, regeneration, project management, sustainability and construction law and these interests are incorporated into the delivery of the degree.