The occupation covered by this standard is Construction Quantity Surveying Technician. Typical job titles can include: Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Assistant Construction Surveyor, Quantity Surveying Technician, Assistant Cost Engineer or Assistant Cost Analyst. Construction Quantity Surveying Technicians are associated with the monitoring and control of costs and contracts on construction projects and are based on sites or in offices.
Apprentices must complete the following approved qualifications
mandated in the standard:
• A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built
Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the
standard and is approved by the industry’s recognised
professional bodies meeting the educational requirements
for technician status or the equivalent level of membership
Apprentices must also complete:
• An online or paper-based portfolio of evidence which
demonstrates how the apprentice has met each of the
knowledge, skills and behaviour statements in the standard.
The portfolio can be used to help inform the employer that
the apprentice is fully prepared to commence the End-point
Online Test – The Online Test underpins the knowledge required to work as a Construction
Quantity Surveying Technician so it needs to be completed and passed as the first element of
the End-point assessment process.
O Ideally, the Online Test should be taken and achieved in Month 1 following the gateway.
• Project – Apprentices must pass the project before taking the professional discussion.
O The Project’s subject, title and scope is agreed at the gateway.
O The Project is then submitted following achievement of the Online Test by the end of
Month 3 following the gateway. The Project grade should be communicated to the
apprentice no later than 2 weeks following submission and assessment.
• Professional Discussion –
o Ideally, the Professional Discussion should be taken and achieved by the end of Month 4
following the gateway.
O Months 5 and 6 will allow for any re-sits or re-takes that may be required; these must be
taken during the EPA period.
This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve Technician status or the equivalent with the industry’s recognised professional bodies. The final assessment process for this Apprenticeship will typically be representative of the review process required for professional registration.
The following qualification will be gained:
A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies meeting the educational requirements for Technician status or the equivalent level of membership.
English and Maths; apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements, but the typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be five GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths, English and a Science; or a Level 2 Apprenticeship.