Overview

Built for people

Real estate is a people-focused industry. For professionals to succeed in this field, they need to communicate, engage stakeholders, build relationships effectively, and possess a strong commercial awareness. These competencies make them a crucial asset, both to their employers and their clients.

UCEM’s real estate apprenticeship provides apprentices with the skills, training, and industry knowledge they need to become valued contributors to the real estate sector. Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, students will become a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Reasons why degree is for you

Apprentices will:

Be knowledgeable in the latest sustainability practices

Become Chartered on completion of this apprenticeship

Build a well-rounded foundation of knowledge applicable to various specialisms

About this apprenticeship

What can you expect?

There are two routes to take with this Level 6 Chartered Surveyor degree apprenticeship. Depending on previous qualifications, apprentices will either study on our BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management degree or our MSc Real Estate degree. See our entry requirements for more details. Both have different durations, but the end point assessment is the same.

EPA

This apprenticeship provides apprentices with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the requirements of the end point assessment (EPA), the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). The APC pathways available as the end-point-assessment (EPA) are:

* these pathways require the employer to fill some of the knowledge gaps for apprentices. Talk to our Business Development team for more information.

More information about the EPA can be found in this RICS Apprenticeship Handbook.

Course accreditations

Structure

Degree award

On successful completion, students will be awarded:

  • BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management

or

  • MSc Real Estate

and

  • Apprenticeship Completion Certificate

Delivery structure

This apprenticeship will be delivered online and include guided discussions and workshops as well as independent learning and reading.

Development of the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for all apprenticeships happens through a combination of workplace training provided by the employer and off-the job training provided by UCEM.

The undergraduate route apprenticeship is 360 credits, plus an End Point Assessment (EPA) whereas the postgraduate route is 180 credits. The employer must be able to provide their apprentices with relevant workplace experience for the requirements of the EPA to be met.

Modules you will study

Undergraduate route

BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management

Year 1

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Year 4

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The module structure above is indicative for those beginning their studies in the autumn. For further information about programme content, or to see how modules are structured for those starting in spring, you can view the full programme specification which sets out aims, intended learning outcomes and assessment methods. For further information on modules view our module descriptors.

Please note that modules are subject to change

Postgraduate route

MSc Real Estate

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The module structure above is indicative for those beginning their studies in the autumn. For further information about programme content, or to see how modules are structured for those starting in spring, you can view the full programme specification which sets out aims, intended learning outcomes and assessment methods. For further information on modules view our module descriptors.

Please note that modules are subject to change

Programme Leaders

Undergraduate
Matthew Smith

BSc MRICS Cert Ed MEd FHEA

Matthew Smith is a chartered surveyor with 12 years of professional practice with commercial, residential development and healthcare property. He has experience of valuation, agency, development and investment appraisal as well as compulsory purchase and insolvency. He also has a keen interest in building technology and proptech.

Postgraduate
David Hourihan

MSc Prop Inv, FSCSI, FRICS, FHEA

David Hourihan qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1994 while working in Ireland. There he specialised in the sales, lettings and acquisitions of commercial property in Dublin.

In 2002 David moved to England and worked for a number of nationwide and international property companies on the asset management of a variety of properties including shopping centres, retail and leisure parks, industrial estates and offices across the United Kingdom.

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Online learning

The future of study

Studying online means taking control of when and where you study so you can study at your own pace, no matter where you are in the world. It means being able to balance your home and work life with your education so you can earn while you learn.

Your learning experience with UCEM will be fully supported through a range of activities on our VLE. You’ll also have access to UCEM’s valuable and comprehensive e-library service, providing you with a wealth of subject-specific materials to support you throughout your studies.

You’ll be guided through your learning with weekly study schedules and course guides, which you can adapt to suit your needs, pace and lifestyle. Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone as you’ll be fully supported by tutors and a community of students throughout your journey.

Time commitment

The academic element of the apprenticeship requires 15-20 hours of study a week, based on studying two modules per semester. This is for a typical 20 credit module.

Study breakdown

30%   Directed study time

35%   Self-directed study time

35%   Assessment study time

  • Participating in webinars and online discussion forums
  • Watching videos and voice-over presentations
  • Undertaking exercises and quizzes linked to programme material
  • Reading text books and study papers to develop your subject knowledge
  • Planning and writing coursework

Support

For your studies

Entry

Qualifications required

Undergraduate entry

Academic requirements

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) Dates for your diary relevant employment

English and mathematics requirements

GCSE grade 4 (or C) 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.)

Please note:

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.

Requirements of the apprenticeship

  • Apprentices must have the right to work in England and meet the Education and Skill Funding Agency (ESFA) residency status requirements
  • Spend at least 50% of their working hours in England
  • Be 18 years or over at the start of the programme and be directly employed in a job role that will enable the requirements of the apprenticeship to be achieved

Find out more about how apprenticeships work

Providing evidence

Evidence is required in the form of certificate or statements. You should send photocopies that have been verified by someone in a professional occupation.

Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice on Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning.

Postgraduate entry

Academic requirements

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

English and mathematics requirements

GCSE grade 4 (or C) or above in English and mathematics

Please note:

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.

Requirements of the apprenticeship

  • Apprentices must have the right to work in England and meet the Education and Skill Funding Agency (ESFA) residency status requirements
  • Spend at least 50% of their working hours in England
  • Be 18 years or over at the start of the programme and be directly employed in a job role that will enable the requirements of the apprenticeship to be achieved

Find out more about how apprenticeships work

Providing evidence

Evidence is required in the form of certificate or statements. You should send photocopies that have been verified by someone in a professional occupation.

Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice on Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning.

SDG's

Sustainability

Sustainability

How does this apprenticeship align?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the United Nation’s economic, social and environmental plan to achieve sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are central to this ambition, and must therefore be a critical part of built environment curriculums.

UCEM is currently undergoing an evaluation of how SDG’s relate to modules. This will be updated shortly.

Key Information

Apprentices and employers

Time commitment for apprentices

The academic element of the apprenticeship requires 15-20 hours of study a week, based on studying two modules per semester. This is for a typical 20 credit module.

Time commitment for employers

You will need to provide your apprentice with the equivalent of one day off a week to study and to ensure that their job role enables them to fulfil the requirements of the apprenticeship.

Funding

The programme meets the criteria of the Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship standard. Eligible organisations are able to use their levy fund for the below fees:

Undergraduate route £27,000

Postgraduate route £25,000

Why choose UCEM?

UCEM is a leading university for the built environment, providing flexible and accessible supported online education to all. Our commitment to become the most sustainable university in the world has led us to develop the way we teach, operate, and collaborate with others to ensure that sustainability is integrated into everything that we do.

Our apprenticeship offering is constantly growing to keep up with the demands of the sector. We are proud to have gained a reputation with our clients and industry partners for the excellent support we provide apprentices and employers.

  • Rated 13th in the top 50 apprenticeship providers
  • The largest provider of Chartered Surveyor apprenticeships 
  • 'Good' Ofsted rating
  • National Student Survey results higher than sector average
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Application process

For employers

If you’re interested in developing your workforce with this apprenticeship then please get in touch.

For prospective apprentices

If you are considering an apprenticeship, search for an employer offering this apprenticeship and secure a role before applying. Jobs can be found on the Find an Apprenticeship website.

Application deadlines

Autumn 2024

Undergraduate route – 26 August 2024

Postgraduate route – 12 August 2024

Spring 2025

Undergraduate route – 24 February 2025

Postgraduate route – 10 February 2025

Contact us

To find out more about working with us you can email businessdevelopment@ucem.ac.uk or call one of our team.

You can also fill out the contact form below and someone will get back to you:


Meryl Bonser

Director of Business Development

+44 (0)7557 384942

Martin Cawley

Associate Director of Business Development

+44 (0)7747 030777