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Surveying Technician Apprenticeship

Surveying Technician Apprenticeship

Level 3

Course Overview

Part Time

This apprenticeship standard is for those seeking to become qualified Surveying Technicians, whether they are individuals looking to start a career in the construction trade, or competent workers wishing to upskill. The main duties and tasks of a Surveying Technician include collecting information from inspections or visits to buildings, land and construction sites; taking appropriate measurements of buildings, land or plans; meeting with other professionals, clients, customers and others to obtain and provide information relating to land, property or construction, and undertaking costings and/or measurements and/or valuations using data collected from research.

Delivery model and duration:
Apprentices will attend college one day per week. Theory lessons will
be reinforced in the workplace and practical skills will be practised and
enhanced in college and the workplace. This can be supported by
some remote delivery if required.

Duration: 24 months plus End Point Assessment

Ideal if:
• Building Surveying Technician

The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas:
• Construction Technology
• Data collection and analysis
• Economics
• Health and Safety
• Law
• Sustainability
• Personal effectiveness

Benefits for learners
• Receive training from experts with years of industry experience
• Gain a nationally recognised qualification
• Become occupationally competent
• Advance career aspirations

• Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
• Submission of a portfolio of evidence
• Level 2 English and Maths (for those without GCSE Grade C or higher in Maths and English)


End Point Assessment
The End Point Assessment will test the entire Standard, and be undertaken and will be assessed by the production of:
• A summary of experience
• A case study
• The recording of a minimum of 48 hours of continuing professional development
• The RICS ethics course


Core Knowledge Overview
Law Outline the English legal system, law of contract and law of tort
Data collection Explain key mathematical principles, principles of measurement, the importance of accuracy, data management and
Economics Be aware of economic principles and the operation of economic and property/construction markets
Health and safety Describe the principles and responsibilities imposed by law, codes of practice and other regulations
Sustainability Explain how and why sustainability seeks to balance economic, environmental and social objectives
Construction Technology Describe the technology of low rise buildings including materials
Personal effectiveness Explain how to manage own time and tasks, communicate and negotiate effectively
Plus two optional units

Procurement and contracts - Describe the main types of procurement and tendering and the various forms of contract used in the construction industry

Costing and cost planning of construction works - Be aware of the principles of quantification and costing of construction works and how cost planning assists in the financial control of projects

In the context of the surveying environment:

Core Knowledge Overview
Data collection and
Measure and collect data relevant to the surveying discipline
Health and safety Demonstrate the application of health and safety issues and the requirements for compliance
Construction technology Apply the principles of construction technology and the environmental performance of materials
Law Apply the principles of contract law to include either contracts for acquisition/disposal of property, standard forms of
building contracts or other property related contracts
Personal effectiveness Manage own time and tasks, communicate and negotiate effectively
Plus two optional units

Procurement and contracts - Implement procurement routes selected for projects and carrying out tendering processes relevant to them.

Costing and cost planning of construction works - Quantification, costing and cost management of construction works, including the use of appropriate standard methods of measurement and forms of cost analysis.


  • GCSEs in English and maths grade 9 - 4 or A*- C and completion of a Level 2 qualification in construction or a property related principle

  • Upon completion, an apprentice will become an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

    Completers may want to process to Construction Quantity Surveying Technician, Site Management or Construction Management Level 4

    Completers could also progress to Higher National or undergraduate degree courses

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Surveying Technician Apprenticeship

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Please contact Student Services on 0345 155 2020 for pricing information.

Construction is a key industry sector in Gloucestershire and now is the perfect time to train for a qualification in any of the industry areas we offer. Our construction courses are a great way to develop skills and build the foundation for a successful career in domestic and industrial construction.

We are the first UK college to buy a house as a renovation project for our construction and building services students, to further develop their skills and provide them with practical experience of working on-site with other trades, and it’s initiatives like this that ensure our students leave us employment-ready.

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“The people I’ve met – especially my lecturer – are really easy to talk to. The facilities are wonderful and all in order; it’s very easy to pick out and find what you need. Carpentry is fun and enjoyable, and sets you up for the rest of your life. I feel really prepared for life after college and the skills I’ve learnt are useful in daily life. “To someone thinking of applying to GC I would say that it’s absolutely brilliant and somewhere you can learn lots and achieve a high grade. I’m working on sites at the moment so I get to travel and do renovations and house builds, which I want to continue after college.”

Ben Mason

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Harry Taylor

“Prior to starting my apprenticeship, I worked in plumbing and removals, but was ready for a career change. I’ve learnt many new skills in my apprenticeship, including fitting door linings, hanging doors and measuring and fitting kitchens. The college side of my training has been very useful for when I’m working on site and my assessor has been helpful when showing me skills on a one-to-one basis. An apprenticeship was the best route for me and I hope to become a self-employed carpenter once I complete my training”

Harry Taylor

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Natasha Brown

“The course gave me a great overview of the construction industry, which is exactly what I needed to progress in my career. I wanted a change and this equipped me with the knowledge and skills I required in order to do that. I now work as in Administration Manager in family run Construction business and I really enjoy it. “The lecturers were very supportive and the knowledge they have is immeasurable. They have lots of experience in the industry. I very much enjoyed the variety in modules too, it allowed us to be creative and practically use what we had learnt. “I made some great friends here, it was a very inclusive atmosphere. “I would do it all again, it was such a brilliant experience. I would advise anyone thinking of applying to GC to not be afraid and make the jump!”

Natasha Brown

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