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BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Degree Apprenticeship

Start date:
September
Study mode:
Part-time
Course duration:
5 years
Campus:
City
Grades/points required:
112
General enquiries:
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courses@ljmu.ac.uk
International admissions
international@ljmu.ac.uk

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Why study Quantity Surveying Degree Apprenticeship at Liverpool John Moores University?

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 26th JULY 2024

  • High academic and professional standing with full Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors accreditation
  • Lectures from practising Quantity Surveyors plus site visits
  • Qualify in an area with great potential to grow your career and become a high earner in the construction industry

About your course

The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying at Liverpool John Moores University is tailored to meet the needs of your employer and the industry in which you will be working.

Once you have developed the technical skills required of a quantity surveyor, you will apply them to your projects based on real construction scenarios. This way of working not only gives you invaluable hands-on practice, it also allows you to develop a variety of transferable skills that will give you a professional edge when you eventually start moving through your career as a quantity surveyor.

Our strong links with industry mean that you will also have opportunities to meet other professionals working in the construction industry through guest lectures and site visits.

Attend the Employers Event held annually by the school which will provide you with additional networking opportunities that will help you gain vital insight into this exciting role.

"The course is both challenging and satisfying. If you put the effort in then the rewards are definitely there for the taking. At LJMU the resources at your disposal are fantastic. You just need to make use of them."
Thomas Jameson, graduate

Professional accreditation/links

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students

Fees

The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • access to programme-appropriate software
  • library and student IT support
  • free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)
  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)
  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)

Funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you'll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages.

Degree Apprenticeships are funded courses, with learning costs being paid to the university by the employer, through the Degree Apprenticeship levy, if a large company, or with the help of the government’s co-investment model, if a smaller company.

If you aren’t already employed by a company that is willing to sponsor you through an apprenticeship, you’ll need to find one. You can do this by regularly checking the Government’s Find an apprenticeship website.

You can also approach an employer yourself to find out whether they would be interested in offering Degree Apprenticeships and ask them to contact us. Our team will be able to explain to them how they can access the correct funding and the next steps.

Information for potential employers

If an employer has a wage bill of over £3 million, it would automatically pay the Government levy and would use this to fund learning via the company Apprenticeship Service Account.

Non- Levy companies can access funding via the Government co-investment model, whereby the Government will fund 95% of the learning costs and the company will fund the remaining 5%.

To access the Government funds, non-levy paying employers are required to set up an account on the Apprenticeship Service and reserve funding for apprentices, no earlier than three months before the course start date.  Information regarding setting up an account can be found here. LJMU will still invoice non-levy paying companies for their contribution, but without this account LJMU will be unable to draw down the Government co-investment funding for the apprentices. 

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What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Further guidance on modules

Modules are designated core or optional in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations. Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules provide you with an element of choice. Their availability may vary and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.

Level 4

Core modules

Work Based Project 1
20 credits

This module aims to provide the student with the ability to develop, demonstrate and reflect on the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required by their appropriate professional routeway i.e. C.I.O.B, RICS, CIBSE, CIAT etc through their workplace.

Introduction to Law
20 credits

This module will provide the students with a working knowledge of the English legal system and an introduction to the principles of the law including contract, tort and property law.

Construction Technology 1
20 credits

You will be introduced in this module to construction techniques associated with domestic dwellings including building regulations and building services. You will develop an understanding of the performance of buildings and the influence of materials and workmanship specification on performance.

Principles of Economics and Management
20 credits

This module aims to provide students with an introduction to economic and management theories and principles with reference to the built environment, property, and society in general.

Digital Built Environment
20 credits

This module aims to review state of the art developments in information technology (IT) for architecture, engineering, construction industry (AEC); and to discuss how these technologies may shape the current and future of quantity surveying practice.

Measurement I
20 credits

This module will help to establish the principles and conventions for the quantification and costing of domestic construction works and associated infrastructure.

Level 5

Core modules

Work Based Project 2
20 credits

This module aims to provide you with the ability to reflect the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required by your appropriate professional routeway i.e. C.I.O.B, RICS, CIBSE, CIAT etc through your workplace.

Construction Technology 2
20 credits

In this module you will examine construction methods and building services installations with a specific focus on framed structures, and commercial – industrial buildings.

Design Economics and Project Lifecycle Value
20 credits

In this module you will analyse, and evaluate the influence of changes in design parameters on the life cycle value of a project considering multiple performance metrics and commercial targets.

Construction Procurement
20 credits

This module aims to provide comparative and critical knowledge on the procurement routes used in the construction industry.

Construction Contract Practice
20 credits

In this module you will learn to evaluate the appointment of risk and responsibility under various construction contracts.

Measurement II
20 credits

This module aims to refine and extend abilities in the measurement and quantification of complex buildings and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and implement construction contract administrative procedures.

Level 6

Core modules

Construction Research Project
40 credits

This module aims to increase skills in research, time management, presentation, written communication by completing a substantial individual piece of work; and to facilitate the opportunity to carry out independent research on a selected subject.

Work Based Project 3
20 credits

This module aims to critically evaluate and reflect on the knowledge, skills and behaviours that have been developed throughout the programme of study and the workplace via a project related case study.

Project Finance
20 credits

In this module you'll be introduced to project economics and management techniques used in client-based pre-contract design management systems and contractor-based post contract cost management systems in construction.

Business Management and Entrepreneurship
20 credits

In this module you will develop an advanced, factual, and conceptual knowledge base in contemporary Business Management and Entrepreneurship theory.

Measurement III
20 credits

This module consolidates learning to date in the subject of measurement using information technology and to choose among available measurement protocols to quantify complex construction and engineering projects.

Teaching and work-related learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies. Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.

 

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor, plus study skills support

There is a high level of support for students on this course and the needs of part-time students and degree apprentices are thought through. You will be appointed a Personal Tutor when you are inducted onto the course. They will be responsible for assisting you and providing guidance and care on academic and pastoral matters and also on the development of your Personal Development Plans (PDPs) which form an integral part of your programme and development.

In addition each member of staff has surgery hours which allow you to 'drop in' to discuss academic issues on a one to one basis.

Assessment

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

All students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods and up to three per module. Assessments include exams (open and closed book), coursework (essays, technical reports and reviews) and individual and group presentations. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or as written comments. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

The end point assessment is the final assessment for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and will assess all of the skills, knowledge and behaviours in the standard using the competencies required for chartered membership of the RICS. Following written submissions, apprentices will be required to attend a final assessment interview. The interview will last for approximately one hour and will require apprentices to demonstrate that, in support of the written submissions, understanding of the knowledge and competencies gained. Apprentices will give a 10 minute presentation to the interview panel on their case study after which the panel will ask questions about this for a further 10 minutes. The panel will then question the candidate on the skills, knowledge and behaviours set out in the standard and within the relevant RICS APC competencies.

Course tutors

Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning

Facilities

What you can expect from your School

This programme is delivered in the Byrom Street complex of LJMUs City Campus. Here you'll find high quality lecture theatres, meeting and seminar rooms plus social spaces and a large café. The Avril Robarts Library is just minutes away on Tithebarn Street.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Grades/points required from qualifications: 112

Qualification requirements

GCSEs and equivalents

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

  • Key Skills Level 2 in English/Maths
  • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
  • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
  • Higher Diploma in Maths/English
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/English
  • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
  • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

A levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
  • Subject specific requirements: None
  • Is general studies acceptable? Yes
  • Average A Level offer: BBC
  • Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

BTECs

  • National Certificate (RQF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D* if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

Access awards

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Further information: Please contact the Faculty of Technology and Environment for further information

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Additional information: 112 UCAS Tariff points

Irish awards

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Grades / subjects required: Applicants should be studying at least three subjects at Higher Level

Welsh awards

  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

T levels

  • T Level requirements: 112 UCAS tariff points from relevant subjects. Please contact the Faculty for further information.

Alternative qualifications considered

A​pplicants studying a HNC, HND or Foundation Degree in Construction or Quantity Surveying will be considered for direct entry into Level 5. Typically, a pass in a HNC opr HND would be required. For relevant Foundation Degrees, a minimum of 60% overall. Each case will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional requirements

  • Interview required

    No interview required (UCAS application form only)

Further information

  • DBS, Occupational Health requirements

    Can this course be deferred?

    Yes

    Is a DBS check required?

    No

  • Reduced offer scheme

    As part of LJMU’s commitment to widening access we offer eligible students entry to their chosen course at a reduced threshold of up to 16/8 UCAS points. This applies if you are a student who has been in local authority care or if you have participated in one of LJMU’s sustained outreach initiatives, e.g. Summer University. Please contact the admission office for further details.

International entry requirements

Find your country

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check.

Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU Degree Apprenticeship form. You will need to provide details of previous qualifications and a personal statement outlining why you wish to study this programme.

If you aren’t already employed by a company that is willing to sponsor you through an apprenticeship, you’ll need to find one. You can do this by regularly checking the Government’s Find an apprenticeship website.  

You can also approach an employer yourself to find out whether they would be interested in offering Degree Apprenticeships and ask them to contact us. Our team will be able to explain to them how they can access the correct funding and the next steps.

Just like any other job application, you’ll go through a recruitment process with the employer. Check out our interview tips to help you prepare for your Degree Apprenticeship interview. You’ll also need to meet the entry requirements to attend Liverpool John Moores University just like any other student. To do this, find your course and make sure you meet the requirements of the particular course associated with your Degree Apprenticeship.

To apply for a Degree Apprenticeship course complete the online application form.

The university reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the university. Where this does happen, the university operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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