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  1. Reference: ST0332
  2. Date updated: 10/09/2015
  3. Level: 3
  4. Route: Construction and the built environment
  5. Regulated occupation: No

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Typical job titles include:

Building Surveying Technician Commercial Property Surveying Technician Residential Property Surveying Technician Planning and Development Surveying Technician Valuation Surveying Technician Consultant (Professional) Quantity Surveying Technicians Consultant (Professional) Project Management Technicians



K1: Outline the English legal system, law of contract and law of tort Back to Duty

K2: Explain key mathematical principles, principles of measurement, the importance of accuracy, data management and confidentiality Back to Duty

K3: Be aware of economic principles and the operation of economic and property/construction markets Back to Duty

K4: Describe the principles and responsibilities imposed by law, codes of practice and other regulations Back to Duty

K5: Explain how and why sustainability seeks to balance economic, environmental and social objectives Back to Duty

K6: Describe the technology of low rise buildings including materials Back to Duty

K7: Explain how to manage own time and tasks, communicate and negotiate effectively Back to Duty

K8: Describe the reasons for valuations and the methods to provide both capital and rental valuation advice Back to Duty

K9: Be aware of common building defects including collection of information, measurement and tests Back to Duty

K10: Explain principles of land law, the law of landlord and tenant and planning law Back to Duty

K11: Describe the main types of procurement and tendering and the various forms of contract used in the construction industry Back to Duty

K12: Be aware of the principles of quantification and costing of construction works and how cost planning assists in the financial control of projects Back to Duty


S1: Measure and collect data relevant to the surveying discipline Back to Duty

S2: Demonstrate the application of health and safety issues and the requirements for compliance Back to Duty

S3: Apply the principles of construction technology and the environmental performance of materials Back to Duty

S4: Apply the principles of contract law to include either contracts for acquisition/disposal of property, standard forms of building contracts or other property related contracts Back to Duty

S5: Manage own time and tasks, communicate and negotiate effectively Back to Duty

S6: Undertake capital and rental valuations and demonstrate involvement with the preparation of client reports.  Use a variety of valuation methods and techniques and use the relevant valuation standards and guidance Back to Duty

S7: Undertake surveys, using survey and other information to diagnose cause and mechanisms of failure Back to Duty

S8: Apply the law and practice relating to at least two of land, property, landlord and tenant or planning Back to Duty

S9: Implement procurement routes selected for projects and carrying out tendering processes relevant to them Back to Duty

S10: Quantification, costing and cost management of construction works, including the use of appropriate standard methods of measurement and forms of cost analysis. Back to Duty


B1: Always ensure you provide the best possible service, ensure you give attention to detail and meet all deadlines set Back to Duty

B2: Act in a professional and positive manner at all times Back to Duty

B3: Be honest and straightforward in all that you do. Back to Duty

B4: Treat everyone with courtesy, politeness and respect Back to Duty

B5: Be accountable for all your actions Back to Duty

T Level in design, surveying and planning for construction

Qualification type: T Level

Qualification level: 3

Awarding organisation: Pearson

Approval date: 01/04/2020

Available from: 01/09/2020

Occupational specialism: Surveying and design for construction and the built environment

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