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CONSTRUCTION (QUANTITY SURVEYING) Level 5 Foundation Degree Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Level 5
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship
  • Newry Campus
  • The Open University


The Higher Level Apprenticeship (Foundation Degree) in Quantity Surveying (accredited by The Open University) equips students with a comprehensive understanding of quantity surveying principles and practices within the construction industry. This 3 year Higher Level Apprenticeship is designed to provide apprentices with the ability to understand, utilise and develop the skills needed whilst working in the construction industry. It builds transferable skills in communication, teamwork, and the ability to self-reflect.

Students are provided with a broad-based education, complemented by a range of skills encompassing Quantity Surveying with an emphasis relevant to local industry. Units such as 'Measurement and Estimating' and 'Construction Economics' provide opportunities for students to learn how industry standard software can enhance and support the processes of quantity surveying. Students will study core modern construction modules including the role of a BIM manager and how the management of information is vitally important to the successful management of projects across all sectors of the industry. These innovations will ensure that students have gained the digital skills and knowledge to work effectively as a Quantity Surveyor.

An important and unique aspect of the Foundation Degree is the Work-Based Learning. The course requires the students to complete a minimum of 350 hours industrial placement. This is designed for the final semester of the course to ensure students develop the knowledge and skills prior to the period of assessment.

The most exciting element of this qualification is using new technology to capture construction progress and its context. Photogrammetry application is an example of a new technique using aerial photography and automatically creating 3D models that everyone in the construction can see and share as opposed to traditional, cumbersome surveying methods.

This course is designed to bridge this skills deficit, providing a qualification that covers the traditional knowledge and skills required but enhanced with the digital skills needed to function effectively within the industry.

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Newry Campus

Full Time
Mode of Study
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3 Years
Hours Per Week
Total Full Fee Per Year
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1 Available Session