Overview

Built for knowledge

This course focuses on professional surveying practice. The course builds on previous courses of law and building technology to give a greater level of academic and practical awareness, which will be of use to those wishing to learn more about these fields of professional practice or those developing their competence in those fields.

It comprises the following following fields of practice:

  • International roles
  • Regulations and codes
  • Neighbouring and boundary matters (including party walls and rights of light)
  • Dilapidations

Course Aims

Built for development

This module aims to:

  1. Build upon your previously developed knowledge in order that you may be better able to address professional surveying practices
  2. Advance your ability to recognise, analyse and provide advice on neighbour matters, party wall, rights of light and dilapidations
  3. Progress your ability to apply legislation and regulations to different situations
  4. Allow you to understand and apply the key procedures on neighbour matters, party wall, rights of light and dilapidations in different situations
  5. Encourage competence in the professional skills of communicating and reporting to clients on property matters
  6. Enable you to understand the role of a surveyor in specific property matters related to legislation for England and Wales but permits consideration of the role internationally and with a sustainability perspective.

Entry requirements

and access options

You are required to be 18 years or over at the start of your course.

1. GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English and Mathematics or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

AND

Have successfully completed level 3 study or equivalent, if applying for a level 4 module, OR level 4 study or equivalent*, if applying for a level 5 module, OR level 5 study or equivalent*, if applying for a level 6 module.

 

English language requirements

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.
  • Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council.
  • 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test.
  • C or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level.
  • Holders of a cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong.
  • HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) Grade 3, or HKALE (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination – Advanced Level & Advanced Supplementary Level) Grade E, or HKCEE (Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination) Grade 3-5* or Grade A-D (Syllabus B only).

 

*          Levels are defined by Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ). A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is at Level 4 and a Higher National Diploma (HND) is at Level 5. The academic level of International qualifications will be assessed using UK NARIC. Equivalent attainment can include:

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

For more information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk

2. Have GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English and Mathematics or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

AND

  • Have obtained 96 UCAS tariff points or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS tariff, *

AND

  • Be in relevant employment** and have work experience that is commensurate with level 3 study, if applying for a level 4 module, OR level 4 study, if applying for a level 5 module, OR commensurate with level 5 study, if applying for a level 6 module. The applicant will be asked to provide a detailed personal statement and/or a reference or letter of support from an employer or mentor to support the application. This will be assessed by the Recognition of Prior Learning panel to determine whether the work experience is commensurate with the relevant level.

 

English language requirements

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.
  • Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council.
  • 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test.
  • C or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level.
  • Holders of a cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong.
  • HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) Grade 3, or HKALE (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination – Advanced Level & Advanced Supplementary Level) Grade E, or HKCEE (Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination) Grade 3-5* or Grade A-D (Syllabus B only).

 

*          Levels are defined by Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) (opens new window). A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is at Level 4 and a Higher National Diploma (HND) is at Level 5. The academic level of International qualifications will be assessed using UK NARIC. Equivalent attainment can include:

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

For more information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.

**         Relevant employment is employment in a job role that will support the applicant in developing the required skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Don’t meet the entry requirements listed above?

If you do not the meet the entry requirements but would like to be considered for this  course, please get in touch with our friendly admissions team. Your application may still be considered.

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.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Admissions Team

admissions@ucem.ac.uk

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697 (Option 1)

International: +44 (0)118 921 4696 (Option 1)

Enquiries Team

enquiries@ucem.ac.uk

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697

International: +44 (0)118 921 4696

Bridget Wells

Careers Adviser

careers@ucem.ac.uk

+44 (0)118 921 4392