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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The main duties and tasks of a Surveying Technician are:

  • To collect information from inspections or visits to buildings, land and construction sites
  • To take appropriate measurements of buildings, land or plans
  • To meet with other professionals, clients, customers and others to obtain and provide information relating to land, property or construction
  • To collect and record data relating to land, buildings or construction for technical use
  • To manage work tasks relating to the area of practice
  • To undertake costings and/or measurements and/or valuations using data collected from research
  • To ensure a safe working environment for themselves and others

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for the apprenticeship will be five GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher, including Maths and English.  

Course Content


  • Law
  • Data Collection 
  • Economics
  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Construction Technology
  • Personal Effectiveness


  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Health and Safety
  • Construction Technology
  • Law
  • Personal Effectiveness


  • Provide a high standard of service
  • Act in a way that promotes trust in the surveying profession
  • Act with integrity
  • Treat others with respect
  • Take responsibility

How will I be assessed?

On-programme assessment is used to monitor progress in the acquisition of knowledge, skills and experience. This normally includes two elements:

a) A mandatory Level 3 Diploma comprising core and optional units.

b) The presentation of a portfolio of evidence (which will not form part of the Diploma). This will be assessed by Assessors who are either qualified NVQ Assessors or who are active and trained Assessors for the RICS Associate assessment.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. 

The end-point assessment is the RICS Associate assessment. This is a substantial piece of work, typically taking around three months to complete and will include:
  • A 3000-word summary of experience 
  • A 2500-word case study
  • A record of a minimum of 48 hours of continuing professional development undertaken during the last 12 months 
  • An ethics test

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No but PPE is a mandatory requirement

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could progress to a HNC or Higher Apprenticeship.



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Suzanne Butler

Award winner Suzanne plans architecture career

Peak Award-winning teenager Suzanne Butler has bold designs on a future career as an architect, after studying Professional Construction at Derby College.
Eighteen-year-old Suzanne managed to complete both years of Derby College's Professional Construction and the Built Environment Extended Diploma in just 12 months. And in recognition of her achievement she also gained three distinction stars. Suzanne was named Construction Learner of the Year and Learner of the Year at the College's Peak Awards.
The teenager had previously landed an apprenticeship through Derby College with Morrison Design Ltd and had been studying, part-time, for a Construction Diploma. But to ensure she had enough UCAS points to allow her to go to university, she dropped the apprenticeship and switched to the full-time course. Suzanne wrapped up the course in 12 months, while she worked with Morrison Design.
Now Suzanne, an architectural technician trainee, is studying part-time for a BA Honours degree in Architecture at Lincoln University. She said she never expected to land the Peak Awards but was proud of her achievements and her family were delighted.

I did Year One and Year Two in the same year and  I enjoyed the course very much. I just got it done.

The college was very good for me it got me into work and put me on the right path for my career, to eventually become an architect.

The lecturers were very helpful. They've come from the industry and they have the practical knowledge to support when the learners need assistance.



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