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Apprenticeship training course

Construction quantity surveyor (degree) (level 6)

Managing all costs relating to construction projects.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Commercial Manager
  • Construction Cost Consultant
  • Construction Surveyor
  • Cost Analyst
  • Cost Engineer
  • Cost Manager
  • Cost Planner
  • Project Cost Controller
  • Project Cost Co-Ordinator
  • Quantity Surveyor
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Be able to apply and evaluate the principles for the avoidance of conflict and dispute resolution such as adjudication and arbitration between project stakeholders
  • Be able to identify and manage risks of health, safety and welfare in line with legislation, hazards and safe systems of work
  • Analyse costs and benefits of sustainability initiatives on a project
  • Be able to advise on the legal aspects of a project and the most suitable form of contract to be used to ensure fairness and efficiency
  • Be able to advise on the most suitable construction solutions that maximise value for clients and enhance the cost effectiveness of the project within the budget constraints
  • Be able to advise on the appropriateness of various procurement routes and manage and report on the tendering and negotiation processes to select specialist contractors
  • Advise on appropriate methods of measurement of completed works and issue documentation required for payment to specialist contractors and income from client
  • Advise construction team and the client on strategies to control predicted expenditure in line with the budget
  • Carry out risk assessments and implement strategies to mitigate risk
  • Monitor, report and advise construction team on project cashflows and profitability. Evaluate and advise on financial implications of decisions during the construction phase
  • Assess, interpret and report on progress and assist in the control of programmes during the construction phase

Full information on Construction quantity surveyor (degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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