Construction Quantity Surveying Technician

Key Information

Level 4
Typical Duration 30 Months (including end point assessment period)
Delivery Model Day release
Delivery Location FutureSkills at MediaCityUK, Dakota Avenue, M50 2PU
Start Date September

Programme Summary

Typical job titles for this role can include Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Assistant Construction Surveyor, Quantity Surveying Technician, Assistant Cost Engineer or Assistant Cost Analyst. Construction Quantity Surveying Technicians are associated with the monitoring and control of costs and contracts on construction projects, and are based on sites or in offices.

The main duties of a Construction Quantity Surveying Technician include assisting senior managers with budgeting, control of cost, selection and management of specialist contractors, mitigation of disputes, recording, control and reporting of income and expenditure, valuation of progress, and assisting with legal and contractual issues.

This apprenticeship standard also includes a Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction).

What will you learn?

Apprentices will develop a range of knowledge, skills and behaviors required to become a successful Construction Quantity Surveying Technician. These include the knowledge and skills to control health and safety, support with sustainability, implement construction technology, manage contracts and procurement, control cost, financial reporting and administration.

How is it delivered and assessed?

Apprentices will attend college on a day release basis at FutureSkills at MediaCityUK, Dakota Avenue, M50 2PU, where knowledge will be developed via taught sessions, online learning and self-study. The HNC units to be delivered are:

  • Construction Technology
  • Science and materials
  • Construction practice and management
  • Construction information
  • Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction
  • Individual project
  • Principles of alternative energy
  • Principles of refurbishment

Portfolio of Evidence 

A portfolio of evidence will be developed by the apprentice with the support of the assessor. This portfolio will confirm the knowledge which has been developed, the skills which are regularly applied in the workplace and the behaviors demonstrated to be a successful construction site supervisor.

End Point Assessment

Apprentices are required to undertake end point assessment. This will be an online knowledge test, an agreed project, and a professional discussion to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviors developed over the programme.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction)

Entry Requirements

  • A previous Level 3 construction-based apprenticeship. For example – Technical and Professional Advanced Level Apprenticeship.
  • Candidates with a minimum of two A levels will be considered. 
  • English and maths – level 2

Apprentices must be in suitable employment and have the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills and behaviors aligned to this apprenticeship standard. Assessments will be carried out with employers to determine suitability.