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Quantity Surveying Consultancy BSc(Hons)- Chartered Surveyor Standard

1. Qualification detail

2. Course description

Quantity surveyors ensure that developments and construction projects are completed on time and within budget. Much of their work is concerned with financial aspects of construction, and they are increasingly involved in providing clients with strategic business advice. This degree reflects the mix of technical, economic, legal and managerial skills required in this industry. This course gives the apprentices sound knowledge of the construction and development processes, helping them develop the competencies they need to enter practice as a quantity surveyor. Year 1 explores the legal, technical and economic context within which construction professionals work. Modules in sustainable design and development and construction technology will prepare you for measurements – one of the core technical skills of a quantity surveyor. Year 2 builds on this knowledge and applies it to more-complex commercial structures. You will be introduced to cost-planning techniques, contract law and the pre/post-contract financial and contract administration duties of the quantity surveyor. The course will give the apprentice a business perspective, enabling them to understand the construction industry and its relationship to the consultancy market. Therefore, in Year 3, specialist modules in consultancy and project management cover topics such as the consultant–client relationship, organisational change management, project control and project team leadership. The course enables the individual to practice these skills, and culminates in a major group project in Year 3, along with an independent research project, enabling them to graduate confident that they have the knowledge and skills to begin their career as a professional quantity surveyor.

3. Entry requirements

1. Typical offer - Points: 112 tariff points - Units: to include at least two A-levels or recognised equivalent; General Studies not accepted - Key Skills points not accepted in tariff - Plus GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading): five subjects including English and Mathematics (Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Mathematics). 2. Mature applicants We welcome applications from mature students (aged over 21) who can demonstrate, through their written work and relevant experience that they have developed cognitive and technical skills through their life experiences. 3. Accelerated entry If you have already gained credits from a degree course, HND/C or the equivalent UK or overseas qualifications, you may be able to apply for exemption from part of a course and/or enter directly onto other levels. Exemptions will depend on the level and subjects you have previously studied. 4. English language requirement All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no element below 5.5. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course. Please contact us for information on other entry routes and full guidance on English language requirements.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Assessment methods include coursework, projects and exams.

6. Venue

7. Other dates or venues

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