OVERVIEW

BUILT FOR CAREERS

An apprenticeship with UCEM is a three-way partnership between the employer, the apprentice and UCEM. The aim of the apprenticeship is to provide the apprentice with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the requirements of the End Point Assessment (EPA) and their career afterwards. For most of our apprenticeships, this is the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). On passing the APC, the candidate is a qualified Chartered Surveyor (MRICS).

UCEM understands the current pressures and challenges for employers and therefore offers an end to end online model, with fully embedded teaching, workshops and outstanding wrap around pastoral and academic support.

The employer is required to reserve 20% of the apprentice’s working hours as off-the-job training, allowing the apprentice to study for the apprenticeship. Employers also provide the on-the-job training for apprentices, pay the apprentices’ salary and are responsible for the apprentices gaining the key skills as defined in the Apprenticeship Standard.

APPRENTICESHIP ROUTES

BUILT FOR SPECIALISMS 

Apprenticeship

Levy payer cost*

Non-levy payer cost

Outcome

Chartered Surveyor BSc Route £27,000 £1,350 BSc (Hons) degree

MRICS

Chartered Surveyor MSc Route £21,000 £1,050 MSc degree

MRICS

Building Control Surveyor £24,000 £1,200 BSc (Hons) degree

Eligible to apply for membership of CIOB

Construction Site Manager £17,500 £875 BSc (Hons) degree

*If levy funds run out or expire, levy-paying employers are required to contribute to the costs of apprenticeships.

UCEM programmes are accredited by professional bodies including RICS, CIOB and CABE. For details of the accreditations for each programme please contact our business development team.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME DETAIL

Chartered Surveyor

The aim of this apprenticeship is to provide your employees with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to pass the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and become a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS). The combination of on-the-job learning in the workplace and both formal and informal off-the-job training is vital for this to happen.

UCEM offers two routes for the Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship, depending on academic qualifications.

Months
1-12 13-24 25-36 37-48 49-52/53 53/54 54/55-56/57
Development of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours in the workplace End-point Assessment (EPA) Gateway Review End-point Assessment (EPA)

Online test, Case Study & Presentation

Production of Summary of Experience Portfolio covering required knowledge, skills and behaviours (must include 400 days of work experience). Typically starts from months 25-30 depending on your individual learning plan.
Professional Practice Workshops delivered by UCEM approximately every 3 months, beginning from approximately month 3 onwards
Completion of BSc (Hons) degree Degree conferral period
Semester 1

4 x 20 credit modules

Semester 2

4 x 20 credit modules

Semester 3

4 x 20 credit modules

+ 40 credit project module

Semester 4

4 x 20 credit modules

+ 40 credit project module

Completion of L2 maths/English qualifications (if required)

Month
1-12 13-24 25-29 30 31-32/33
Development of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours in the workplace End-point Assessment (EPA) Gateway Review End-point Assessment (EPA)

Online test, Case Study & Presentation Interview

Production of Summary of Experience Portfolio covering required knowledge, skills and behaviours (must include 400 days of work experience). Typically starts from month 2 depending on your individual learning plan.
Professional Practice Sessions delivered by UCEM approximately every 2 months, beginning from approximately month 2.
Completion of MSc degree  

Degree conferral period

Semester 1

2 x 20 credit modules

Semester 2

2 x 20 credit modules

Semester 3

2 x 20 credit modules + Project

Semester 4

1 x 20 credit module + Project

Completion of L2 maths/English qualifications (if required)

UCEM offer the following pathways. It’s important that the employer is able to provide their apprentices with relevant workplace experience in order for the requirements of the end point assessment to be met.

Quantity surveying and construction

Rural

Valuation

Land and resources

Residential

Commercial real estate

Corporate real estate

Project management

Building surveying

Chartered Surveyor BSc route Chartered Surveyor MSc route
Entry requirements:

Applicants must have 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.

In addition, you should have:

  • obtained 96 UCAS tariff points (or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS tariff)

or

  • completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical* through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification

or

  • a current Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate qualification (AssocRICS)

or

  • successfully completed the UCEM BSc Access module

and

  • GCSE grade C (or 4) or above in English and mathematics (If you do not have these English and maths qualifications, you will need to complete an assessment that shows you are working at Level 1 or above. You will then need to complete functional skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.)
Entry requirements:

Applicants must have 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.

In addition, you should have:

  • a bachelor’s degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2), or equivalent

or

  • a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, plus experience in a relevant field

or

  • a level 5 qualification as defined by Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) plus 5 years’ relevant experience

or

  • a professional qualification plus 5 years’ relevant experience

and

  • GCSE grade C (or 4) or above in English and mathematics (If you do not have these English and maths qualifications, you will need to complete an assessment that shows you are working at Level 1 or above. You will then need to complete functional skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.)
Apprentice application deadine:
16 August 2021 (autumn intake)
14 February 2021 (spring intake)
Apprentice application deadine:
02 August 2021 (autumn intake)
31 January 2022 (spring intake)
Programme start: 27 September 2021 (autumn intake) and 28 March 2022 (spring intake)
Construction Site Management

This apprenticeship is suitable for:

➜ those that have completed their level 4 construction site supervisor apprenticeship

➜ those looking to develop themselves at degree level

On completion of this apprenticeship, an apprentice will be awarded an BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree and an apprenticeship completion certificate. They will also be able to apply for membership of the CIOB.

Development of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours is through a combination of workplace training provided by the employer and off-the job training provided by UCEM. The degree is delivered by fully supported online learning.

Entry requirements

You should have:

·         completed the Level 4 Construction Technician Standard

or

·         HNC in Construction or Construction Management or Construction and the Built Environment or other qualification that is accepted by UCEM as providing a 120-credit exemption against the UCEM BSc (Hons) Construction Management

or

·         HND or FdSc in Construction or Construction Management or Construction and the Built Environment or other qualification that is accepted by UCEM as providing a 200-credit against the UCEM BSc (Hons) Construction Management

and

·         GCSE grade C (or 4) or above in English and mathematics (If you do not have these English and maths qualifications, you will need to complete an assessment that shows you are working at Level 1 or above. You will then need to complete Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship).

Duration: 24 – 36 months
Programme start date:

27 Sept 2021 and 28 March 2022

Apprentice application deadline: 16 August 2021 (autumn intake)
14 February 2021 (spring intake)
Core modules: delivered on a case by case basis dependent on prior attainment

For more information you can read our Construction Site Management programme brochure

Building Control Surveyor

The Building Control Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship is a Level 6 apprenticeship that includes a BSc (Hons) Building Control degree. This apprenticeship develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a career as a building control surveyor.

 

For more information you can read our Building Control Surveyor brochure >

APPRENTICESHIPS ELIGIBILITY

WHO CAN BE AN APPRENTICE

Anyone in suitable employment and over the age of 16 can become an apprentice. There is no age limit and UCEM provides access courses for those that don’t meet our entry requirements for the degree level apprenticeships.

Apprentices need to have the right to work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for three years prior to commencing their studies. During the programme, each apprentice must spend at least 50% of their working hours in England.

Apprentices come in all shapes and sizes. They can be new recruits into the industry with no previous experience or they can have been working in the industry for a while and be ready for the next step in their career.

Employers use apprenticeships to:

  1. Utilise government funding available to develop expertise and address skills gaps and shortages
  2. Improve attraction and retention of talent
  3. Shape the skills of an apprentice around the needs of a business
  4. Support staff in achieving their development goals
  5. Increase diversity
  6. Increase employee engagement

APPRENTICESHIP FUNDING

BUILT FOR EMPLOYERS

Apprenticeship Levy payers will use their levy funds to pay for the apprenticeship.

Further information can be found on the government website.

Employers with a payroll of OVER £3 million per annum:

Employers with a payroll of UNDER £3 million per annum:

Will be paying an apprenticeship levy – classed as a ‘levy payer’ Won’t be paying an apprenticeship levy – classed as a ‘non-levy payer’
100% of apprenticeship cost funded from levy funds 95% of apprenticeship cost funded by government.

 

WHY UCEM?

  • No 1 provider of chartered surveying apprenticeships
  • 95% employer satisfaction score
  • Currently working with over 500 employers
  • Wrap around support for apprentices and employers
  • Dedicated apprenticeship team
  • Leader in built environment online learning

SUPPORT

SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYERS

  • Determine funding arrangements and profile costs
  • Advice to help select the most appropriate apprenticeship and occupational routes
  • Support your recruitment process (if recruiting externally)
  • Guide you through the registration and sign-up process
  • Provide advice and guidance on how the apprenticeship works
  • Advertise apprenticeship vacancies via our JobShop
  • Tripartite progress reviews with all apprentices and their line managers
  • Supporting compliance with ESFA requirements

SUPPORT FOR APPRENTICES

  • Apprentice welcome programme
  • Detailed induction
  • Dedicated apprenticeships outcomes officer
  • Academic support as required
  • Regular workshops with cohort
  • Student representatives
  • Student services
  • Library enquiry service
  • Apprenticeship academic support tutors
  • Disability and wellbeing team
  • Careers advice

APPRENTICESHIP ENROLMENT PROCESS

Both employers and their apprentices need to go through different processes in order to facilitate entry onto their chosen apprenticeship programme and gain access to apprenticeship funding, be it levy or non-levy. This infographic illustrates the responsibilities and processes involved.