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This apprenticeship standard is in development and is not yet ready to use

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Reference Number: ST0049

Details of standard

This apprenticeship standard is currently in development and its contents are subject to change

1. Occupation(s)

The occupation covered by this standard is Construction Surveying Technician and typical job titles can include: Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Assistant Construction Surveyor or Quantity Surveying Technician. In the case of SME construction companies the roles are likely to include Quantity Surveyor or Construction Surveyor. They are associated with the monitoring and control of costs and contracts on construction projects and are based on sites or in offices 

2. Occupational profile

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Surveying Technician are:

  • Assisting senior managers with the budgeting of construction projects
  • Control of costs during a construction project
  • Selection and management of specialist contractors
  • To contribute to the mitigation of disputes using accurate records
  • Recording, control and reporting of income and expenditure on a construction project
  • Valuation of progress on construction projects
  • To assist senior managers with the legal and contractual issues on a construction project

3. Requirements: Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

Knowledge

What is required

Health and Safety

Understand the principles and responsibilities imposed by law and other regulations in a construction environment

Sustainability

Understand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects

Construction Technology

Understand different construction techniques and materials and the principles of design

Contracts

Understand different forms of contracts used in construction and why they are applied in different situations

Procurement

Understand the different types of procurement process and negotiation requirements

Cost control

Understand the importance of controlling costs during a construction project and the effect of changes to the project

Financial reporting

Understand the various forms of reporting on project progress

 

Skills

What is required

Health and Safety

Apply health and safety issues to all activities

Sustainability

Demonstrate application of the principles of sustainability

Construction Technology

Assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects

Contracts

Be able to apply different types of contracts to different situations

Procurement

Assist in the selection of and negotiation with specialist contractors for a construction project

Cost control

Assist in the measurement and costing of construction works during a project.

Financial reporting

Assist in the preparation of financial reports, cash flow and cost forecasts for a construction project

Administration

Assist in the collection, collation and storage of relevant data and its analysis

 

Behaviours

What is required

Commitment to Code of Ethics

Work within Rules and Regulations of Professional Competence and Conduct for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Continuing Professional Development

Identify own development needs and take action to meet those needs. Use own knowledge and expertise to help others when requested.

Commitment to Equality and Diversity

Understand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate these attributes so as to meet the requirements of fairness at work.

Communicate Effectively

Be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written.

Conflict avoidance

Be able to assist in planning to avoid conflict and resolving issues that do arise

Work in Teams

Be able to work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way.

Demonstrate Innovation

Be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative solutions.

4. Duration 

The typical duration for this Apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.

5. Entry requirements

Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements, but the typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be five GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths, English and a Science; or a Level 2 Apprenticeship.

6. Qualifications

The following qualification will be gained:

  • A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as meeting the educational requirements for AssocRICS

7. English and Maths

English and Maths at Level 3 will need to be achieved before taking the end point assessment and will be included in the Level 4 qualification.

8. Link to professional registration

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Associate status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (AssocRICS). The Associate review process for AssocRICS is included in the end-point assessment process for this Apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters AssocRICS and the status of Associate Surveyor.

Level

This Apprenticeship standard is at Level 4.

Review date

This Apprenticeship standard should be reviewed three years after approval of the standard.


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Status: In development
Proposal approved Standard approved Assessment plan approved
Level: 4
Reference: ST0049
Route: Construction
Trailblazer contact(s): tom.lane@tideway-west.london
Employers involved in creating the standard: Balfour Beatty, Costain, Wates, Willmott Dixon, Lend Lease, Carillion, Hind Joiners, KM Decorating, BAM Construction, Laing O’Rourke, Kier, Byrne Brothers, Seddon, NG Bailey