Apprenticeship Courses

Quantity 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?

We maintain a proud history of developing industry ready graduates who have forged highly successful careers within the industry. You will graduate with a specialist skill set that will enable you to carry out a range of duties within the construction industry, from site-based quantity surveying to estimating and commercial management roles.

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

On successful completion of the course, you will receive the BSc (Hons) Quantity 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.

Quantity Surveyors, with their strong commercial and contractual bias, are the financial services of the construction industry - the kind of position that suits problem-solvers with analytical minds. On this accredited degree you will follow a broad and rigorous programme of study, picking up a thorough understanding of the fundamentals, principles and applications of construction technology, management and economics. Furthermore you will explore the legal framework within which construction contracts are administered. You will graduate in the knowledge that you have a thorough understanding of your chosen profession, and are ready to progress to Chartered status.

Given the demands of the construction world and its frequent challenges, you will be encouraged to develop innovative approaches to problem solving and an ability to negotiate with various professions in the construction environment. The programme has been designed to improve numeracy skills to handle the financial and mathematical demands of the role. As you will be studying alongside other construction profession students you will develop skills to be excellent communicators, negotiators and project leaders.

A degree apprenticeship with professional accreditation

The degree has a high standing both academically and professionally and the quality of the programme is recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) who have selected us as a ‘partnering establishment’ for accreditation purposes. This means students graduating with a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying will be eligible for direct entrance on to the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence.

Entry Requirements

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

International Baccalaureate 26P
IELTS grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent

Course at a glance


Level 4:

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

Level 5:

Construction Technology 
Production Economics
Construction Law
Construction Quantification
Management & Project Planning 
Professional Practice - QS

Level 6:

Facilities Management (optional)
Project Analysis & Appraisal
Expenditure Planning and Control
Professional Practice - QS
Construction Law
Project Management & BIM

Course delivery

The course will be delivered on a part-time blended learning approach with day-release, Year 1 will be Mondays, Years 2 & 3 will be Tuesdays, Year 4 will be Thursdays and Year 5 will be Fridays. Students will be expected to attend during the University’s teaching weeks in:

Semester 1 (September to January)
Semester 2 (January – May)
Semester 3 (June – August) – Students continue with work-based learning.

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 to begin the process of drawing up a contract and welcoming you to the University.