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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

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Behaviours

  • 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.

 

Careers 

Senior Surveying Technician

 

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Joyin Li

Joyin Li

Joyin surveys the future in Professional Construction

A chance remark from his grandmother in Hong Kong gave Derby teenager Joyin Li the idea of becoming a building surveyor. Derby College is now giving the nineteen-year-old Professional Construction student the skills and access to work experience to follow his dream. As a boy Joyin enjoyed watching flats being built on his grandparents’ land when his family visited them in Hong Kong. His grandmother commented that there was good money in building surveying…and her words stuck.
 
Now he is studying Level 3 Professional Construction while enjoying work experience two days a week with Pride Park-based architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon. The consultancy is a member of Derby College’s Employment and Skills Academy (ESA), which aims to nurture students as they move from education to employment. He said, overall, the best part for him is the work experience saying “I learn a lot better, if I see it, rather than read it from a book.” J
 
oyin gained a triple distinction in year one and is currently studying in year two. Now he has targeted a place at Nottingham Trent University. He originally completed a Mechanical and Electrical BTEC Level 2 at Derby College before taking Professional Construction on the recommendation of a lecturer and fellow student.

 


I’m enjoying the course.


It’s set up a bit like university; they give you the resources and tell you what to look at, tell you what you need to know to pass an assignment, and let you get on with it. It will give you skills to progress at university. “I’m learning about architectural stuff, quantity surveying, building surveying building services, and engineering – all sorts of roles within Professional Construction. You get an insight into everything and get to pick what you want to do from there. 


 

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