DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS

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A degree apprenticeship provides an alternative route for you to gain a university degree at the same time as developing valuable experience and skills in the workplace. It’s a brilliant opportunity to earn a salary and have your training paid for.

UCEM apprenticeships are a three-way partnership between the employer, the apprentice and UCEM. The aim of the apprenticeship is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the requirements of the End Point Assessment (EPA) and your career afterwards. For most UCEM apprentices, this is the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). On passing the APC, you will become a chartered surveyor (MRICS).

WHAT WILL I ACHIEVE?

WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE UCEM APPRENTICESHIPS

Undertaking an apprenticeship is a great opportunity to gain a qualification and practical, on-the-job skills at the same time. As an apprentice you will work within the built environment, graduate with no student debt and be given regular time during your paid working hours to study. If you are looking to become an apprentice, you must be in full-time employment in a relevant job and be working for at least 50% of the time in England.

  • Study flexibly – when and wherever you need
  • Use government funding to pay for the apprenticeship
  • Achieve a recognised professional qualification in a structured and supportive environment.
  • Earn while you learn
  • Get an accredited degree without paying tuition fees or incurring student debt
  • Great career prospects including good earning potential

APPRENTICE SUPPORT

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We have an amazing support system in place for all apprentices. Our team of apprenticeship outcome officers are the main point of contact for apprentices and their employers. They undertake regular progress reviews with apprentices and their line managers to support with academic and personal development.

We also have a dedicated team of apprenticeship academic support tutors that provide guidance to apprentices including study skills improvement, support for progression from one level of study to another and support with maths and English skills.

  • Apprenticeship welcome programme
  • Detailed induction
  • Academic support as required
  • Regular workshops with cohort
  • Student representatives
  • Student services
  • Library enquiry service
  • Disability and wellbeing team
  • Careers advice and guidance
  • A dedicated safeguarding team

APPRENTICESHIP OPTIONS

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Building Control Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship

As a building control surveyor, you will provide an impartial, independent and accountable third-party service on behalf of your client or employer, certificating that building work achieves compliance with minimum standards.

After completing your apprenticeship, you will be able to apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

DUTIES OF A BUILDING CONTROL SURVEYOR

  • Ensure a safe, healthy and sustainable built environment in compliance with legislation, through the delivery of a customer focussed, efficient service
  • Evaluate plans, drawings, specifications and other documents submitted for building regulation approval
  • Inspect all types of building work to ensure compliance with the building regulations
  • Liaise and communicate with members of the public, construction professionals and statutory bodies to ensure standards and legal requirements are achieved
  • Enforce regulatory compliance including legal action as and when necessary in relation to defective construction work on site

KEY INFORMATION YOU NEED TO CONSIDER

  • Experienced building control surveyors can earn up to £40,000, with the most senior surveyors earning up to £60,000
  • Study requirements: 15-20 hours of study a week for 42 weeks per year
  • Entry requirements are that of the BSc (Hons) Building Control degree, but apprentices must also be able to prove they have or can achieve Grade C (or equivalent) or above in English and mathematics
  • Apprentices also need: the right to work in England, meet Education and Skills Funding Agency residency status requirements, spend at least 50% of their working hours in England and be directly employed in a job role that will enable the requirements of the apprenticeship to be achieved
  • You will be invited to apply once your employer has provided employment information to UCEM

KEY DATES

  • 27 September 2021 (autumn intake) and 28 March 2022 (spring intake)

For more information on the degree content of this apprenticeship, visit our BSc (Hons) Building Control webpage.

Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship

Construction site managers ensure that a construction project is completed safely, within an agreed timeframe and budget. They are associated with the management of building construction projects and are based on sites or in offices.

DUTIES OF A CONSTRUCTION SITE MANAGER

  • Ensure that safe systems of work are in place on your site
  • Manage productivity on site so that the project is completed on time
  • Manage the activity on site in a way that adheres to contract and cost constraints
  • Ensure that the site has minimal impact on the environment and local community
  • Manage interfaces between the various stakeholders associated with the site
  • Ensure that the project is completed to the specification and quality demanded by the client

KEY INFORMATION YOU NEED TO CONSIDER

  • Great career potential including good earning potential – £45,000-£50,000 average salary for a construction site manager/project manager
  • Study requirements: 15-20 hours of study a week for 42 weeks per year
  • Entry requirements are that of our BSc (Hons) degrees, but apprentices must also be able to they have or can achieve Grade C (or equivalent) or above in English and mathematics
  • Apprentices also need: the right to work in England, meet Education and Skill Funding Agency residency status requirements, spend at least 50% of their working hours in England and be directly employed in a job role that will enable the requirements of the apprenticeship to be achieved
  • You will be invited to apply once your employer has provided employment information to UCEM

KEY DATES

  • 27 September 2021 (autumn intake) and 28 March 2022 (spring intake)

For more information on the degree content of this apprenticeship, visit our BSc (Hons) Construction Management webpage.

Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeships

This apprenticeship develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a career as a chartered surveyor. The qualification studied on this apprenticeship can either be a BSc (Hons) or MSc depending on your experience and current qualifications. After you have completed your degree, the final part of this apprenticeship is the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) which includes a record of structured training, a case study, an online test and a final interview with RICS assessors.

The APC ensures that candidates are competent and meet the high standards of professionalism required to become a chartered surveyor. These are a mix of technical and professional practice, interpersonal, business and management skills.

The table below shows which degree you will study on your apprenticeship depending on your specialism. The links for each programme will take you through to the degree content studied on that apprenticeship.

Specialism Degree programme that you will study with UCEM (these might be different to your end point assessment)
Building surveying BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Or

MSc Building Surveying

Project management

 

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Or

MSc Construction Management

Rural

Valuation

Land and resources

Residential

Commercial real estate

Corporate real estate

BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management

Or

MSc Real Estate

Quantity surveying and construction

 

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Or

MSc Quantity Surveying

 

KEY INFORMATION YOU NEED TO CONSIDER

  • Study requirements: 15-20 hours of study a week for 42 weeks per year
  • Entry requirements for Chartered Surveyor BSc (Hons) route are that of our BSc (Hons) degrees, but apprentices must also be able to prove Grade C (or 4) or above in English and mathematics
  • Entry requirements for Chartered Surveyor MSc route are that of our MSc degrees, but apprentices must also be able to they have or can achieve Grade C (or equivalent) or above in English and mathematics
  • Apprentices also need: the right to work in England, meet Education and Skill Funding Agency residency status requirements, spend at least 50% of their working hours in England and be directly employed in a job role that will enable the requirements of the apprenticeship to be achieved
  • You will be invited to apply once your employer has provided employment information to UCEM

KEY DATES

  • 27 September 2021 (autumn intake) and 28 March 2022 (spring intake)

“The modules are intellectually stimulating and very relevant to my area of professional practice. The inherent flexibility of distance learning enables me to schedule studying around my work and personal commitments and moves at pace that is manageable for the busy professional. The ongoing support that UCEM provide in relation to the APC Assessment has proven invaluable to ensuring that I remain on track throughout the process.“

Lewis Denbow, chartered surveyor apprenticeship
Apprentice Building Surveyor at Ridge and Partners LLP

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