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Construction Quantity Surveying Technician — Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Apprenticeship outline

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.

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Surveying Technician are:

  • Assisting senior managers with the budgeting of construction projects
  • Control of costs during a construction project
  • Selection and management of specialist contractors
  • To contribute to the mitigation of disputes using accurate records
  • Recording, control and reporting of income and expenditure on a construction project
  • Valuation of progress on construction projects
  • To assist senior managers with the legal and contractual issues on a construction project

This Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment meets the knowledge requirements of the standard. It is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies meeting the educational requirements for Technician status or the equivalent level of membership.

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Study location Basford 664 Nuthall Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG8 6AQ

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Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Level 4


24-36 months depending on previous experience within the industry.

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at Grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) including Maths at Grade 9 - 6 (A - B), English and Science or their equivalent. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to have achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

You will also need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

Full time apprentices will typically spend 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.

Apprentices will need to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and behaviours, which is embedded into the Apprenticeship Standard. An assessor who will visit them on site and ensure that they are progressing towards the End Point Assessment will support them.

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 has 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 assessment process.

The assessment methods must be delivered in the following order:

  • Online Test – The Online Test underpins the knowledge required to work as a Construction Quantity Surveying Technician so it needs to be competed and passed as the first element of the End-point assessment process.
  • Project – Apprentices must pass the project before taking the professional discussion. The Project’s subject, title and scope is agreed at the gateway.
  • Professional Discussion

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve Technician status or the equivalent with the industry has recognised professional bodies. The final assessment process for this Apprenticeship will typically be representative of the review process required for professional registration


Upon achievement of this apprenticeship, apprentices may wish to progress on to the completion of an HND within the specialism at university.