Apprenticeships

UCEM is a leading provider of the new apprenticeships that were developed by the surveying trailblazer employer group and have been introduced as part of the apprenticeship reform programme in England. The current offer is:

The Surveying Technician apprenticeship includes a Level 3 Surveying Technician Diploma and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate Assessment (AssocRICS). Four AssocRICS pathway options are available:

  • Building Surveying
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Valuation

Click here for further details of the Level 3 Surveying Technician apprenticeship.

The Chartered Surveyor apprenticeship includes an RICS accredited UCEM BSc (Hons) degree and includes RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) leading to MRICS status. Five APC pathway options are available:

Click on any pathway above for further details.

The video below shows some of UCEM’s apprentices and their employers.


UCEM’s employer friendly apprenticeship delivery model

Wouldn’t it be great …
… if you could release your apprentice to complete off-the-job study at a time when it suited your business and… all of your surveying apprentices could study with one apprenticeship training provider regardless of where they are based in England.

The good news is that the UCEM delivery model is very flexible and enables both of the above. UCEM is a leading provider of online learning and the diploma and degree elements within UCEM’s surveying apprenticeships are delivered via our state of the art virtual learning environment (VLE) that include a wide range of learning activities. UCEM’s VLE delivery is fully supported through its comprehensive staffing infrastructure and through the UCEM e-library. In addition, each apprentice is allocated a dedicated UCEM Apprenticeship Officer who monitors and supports apprentice progress and provides support and guidance to the employer as well. Apprentice progress is tracked and recorded via an online system that both the employer and apprentice has access to.

Click here for an overview of the UCEM Surveying Technician apprenticeship delivery model.
Click here for an overview of the UCEM Chartered Surveyor apprenticeship delivery model.

Hear from two of our apprentices about their experience with UCEM in our blog – Beth and Raj.

Apprenticeships – Some typical business benefits

  • Apprenticeships:
    • can be used to train new employees and retrain existing employees
    • are open to all age groups from age 16 upwards
    • add to a positive profile in relation to corporate social responsibility
    • can increase diversity within the workforce
    • enable employers to upskill their workforce
  • Class 1 National Insurance contributions are not payable for apprentices aged under 25 on earnings up to up to £827 per week)

Apprenticeship levy and apprenticeship funding in England from May 2017

The apprenticeship levy was announced in the Summer Budget 2015 and will affect UK employers in all sectors. The levy was introduced on 6 April 2017. Click here for further general information on the apprenticeship levy. Click here for further information on how the apprenticeship levy needs to be paid.

The government is introducing a new apprenticeship funding model in England from 1st May 2017. Click here for further general information on the new funding model.

Let UCEM help you

UCEM can assist with:

  • identifying suitable apprenticeships
  • determining funding arrangements and profiling costs for both levy paying and non-levy paying employers
  • developing vacancy descriptions
  • advertising vacancies
  • shortlisting applicants

UCEM provides the above service free of charge and without obligation.

Next steps and more information

If you would like to know more about UCEM’s apprenticeships, the apprenticeship levy, apprenticeship funding, what’s involved in employing an apprentice or any other aspect of UCEM’s apprenticeships offer please contact Adrianne on a.lowe@ucem.ac.uk or sign up to our next webinar.