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This degree apprenticeship was developed in collaboration with our construction partners, to meet the requirements of a national contractor market, delivered mainly online with a blended approach. It will educate and train those in Construction Quantity Surveyor roles across the UK with Level 3 qualifications to progress to graduate level. 

The programme was developed in close collaboration with industry partners, to meet the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE), Construction Quantity Surveyor (degree) Apprenticeship Standard, and the growing workforce skills needs of the construction industry.  

Degree apprentices on the programme who successfully graduate, will have career progression opportunities across the construction sector, in a range of office and site roles such as: Quantity Surveyor, Construction Surveyor, Construction Cost Consultant, Cost Engineer, Cost Analyst, Cost Manager, Project Cost Co-ordinator, Project Cost Controller, Cost Planner, Commercial Manager.

It takes four years to complete the academic award and typically a further six months to complete the End Point Assessment (EPA) of the Degree Apprenticeship. The EPA will be partly representative of the review process required for chartered status of industry recognised institutions such as the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so Apprentices will be ideally placed to also apply for professional qualification. However, additional preparation and payment would be required for this (details are available at the CICES Membership and RICS APC websites).

*Northumbria University also offers the Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship - Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons). It takes five years to complete that academic award and typically up to twelve months to the End Point Assessment (EPA) of the Degree Apprenticeship. The EPA in this case is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), so the preparation and cost of applying for professional registration is included in the Degree Apprenticeship.*

Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship programmes at Northumbria University are designed to support apprentices in acquiring the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviour and retain the integrity of the apprenticeship standard as defined by IFATE . For further details please consult the IFATE Apprenticeship standards / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education webpage here.

The University are actively seeking Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES).

This degree apprenticeship was developed in collaboration with our construction partners, to meet the requirements of a national contractor market, delivered mainly online with a blended approach. It will educate and train those in Construction Quantity Surveyor roles across the UK with Level 3 qualifications to progress to graduate level. 

The programme was developed in close collaboration with industry partners, to meet the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE), Construction Quantity Surveyor (degree) Apprenticeship Standard, and the growing workforce skills needs of the construction industry.  

Degree apprentices on the programme who successfully graduate, will have career progression opportunities across the construction sector, in a range of office and site roles such as: Quantity Surveyor, Construction Surveyor, Construction Cost Consultant, Cost Engineer, Cost Analyst, Cost Manager, Project Cost Co-ordinator, Project Cost Controller, Cost Planner, Commercial Manager.

It takes four years to complete the academic award and typically a further six months to complete the End Point Assessment (EPA) of the Degree Apprenticeship. The EPA will be partly representative of the review process required for chartered status of industry recognised institutions such as the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so Apprentices will be ideally placed to also apply for professional qualification. However, additional preparation and payment would be required for this (details are available at the CICES Membership and RICS APC websites).

*Northumbria University also offers the Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship - Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons). It takes five years to complete that academic award and typically up to twelve months to the End Point Assessment (EPA) of the Degree Apprenticeship. The EPA in this case is the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), so the preparation and cost of applying for professional registration is included in the Degree Apprenticeship.*

Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship programmes at Northumbria University are designed to support apprentices in acquiring the appropriate knowledge, skills and behaviour and retain the integrity of the apprenticeship standard as defined by IFATE . For further details please consult the IFATE Apprenticeship standards / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education webpage here.

The University are actively seeking Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES).

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
4 Years Part Time

Department
Architecture and Built Environment

Location
Various Locations

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021 or September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Standard Entry

Admission onto a higher or degree apprenticeship can only take place if applicants are currently employed and their employer has a training agreement in place with Northumbria University.

Applicants must be employed in a relevant role, with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts directly to their personal and professional work experience.

Potential apprentices will need:

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-levels, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate.

We may also consider applicants who have successfully completed a related Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, or those with non-standard qualifications, or a significant amount of relevant work-based or professional experience.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or Functional Skills English and Maths at level 2 and be able to provide evidence of these qualifications. It is recommended that applicants have this qualification prior to entry, however if applicants are working towards this qualification, it is a condition that it is completed in advance of End Point Assessment.  The University will facilitate provision of Maths and English qualifications where this is needed.

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

Standard Entry

Admission onto a higher or degree apprenticeship can only take place if applicants are currently employed and their employer has a training agreement in place with Northumbria University.

Applicants must be employed in a relevant role, with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts directly to their personal and professional work experience.

Potential apprentices will need:

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-levels, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate.

We may also consider applicants who have successfully completed a related Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, or those with non-standard qualifications, or a significant amount of relevant work-based or professional experience.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or Functional Skills English and Maths at level 2 and be able to provide evidence of these qualifications. It is recommended that applicants have this qualification prior to entry, however if applicants are working towards this qualification, it is a condition that it is completed in advance of End Point Assessment.  The University will facilitate provision of Maths and English qualifications where this is needed.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

DA4028 -

Construction Health and Safety (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the UK’s framework of construction Health and Safety law, and the principles and responsibilities imposed by the law and other regulations in a construction environment. You will learn to apply health and safety issues to all activities. You will explore topics such as:
• UK's framework of construction Health and Safety law
• Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and key UK construction health and safety regulations
• Statistical safety performance record and the types of accidents that occur within the UK construction Industry
• RIDDOR requirements to report and record accidents
• Health and safety risk assessment

More information

DA4030 -

Introduction to Procurement & Contracts (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the different types of procurement process and negotiation requirements, the different forms of contracts used in construction and why they are applied in different situations. You will learn about the selection of and negotiation with specialist contractors for a construction project, applying different types of contracts to different situations and the collation and storage of relevant data and its analysis.
You will explore topics such as:
• Main and Subcontract Procurement alternatives – lump sum, measure and value etc.
• Integrated supply chain and its potential benefits
• Supply chain procurement processes
• Supplier/sub-contract adjudication and assessment criteria
• Efficient and effective negotiations
• Key legal principles of contracts
• Main standard forms of construction contract (E.g. NEC, JCT, FIDIC)
• Risk allocation of various standard form contract options (e.g. Lump Sum, Target Cost, Remeasure, Construct only, Design and Construct)
• Collecting and recording contract data
• Contract review process to identify commercial risks and their allocation

More information

DA4032 -

Academic Practice (Core,20 Credits)

You will be introduced to academic study skills to support your learning throughout the programme. You will also gain awareness of how to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written. You will explore the topics such as:
• Independent learning and time management
• Searching for information, reading and note taking
• Academic writing
• Presentations
• Referencing and plagiarism
• Ethics and standards
• Using technology

More information

DA4033 -

Professional Practice 1 (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about and reflect on the development of professional behaviours as required by the Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship Standard. You will explore topics such as:
• Code of Conduct and conduct regulations, ethics and professional standards relevant to industry’s recognised professional bodies
• Identifying areas for improvement and innovative solutions
• Identifying and planning own development needs
• Using own knowledge and expertise to help others
• Equality and diversity and the requirements of fairness at work
• Working with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way

More information

DA4039 -

Construction Technology & Sustainability (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the principles of sustainability and issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects. You will gain an understanding of different construction techniques and materials, the principles of design, and the most appropriate solutions for construction projects. You will explore topics such as:
• Social, economic and environmental principles of sustainability
• Sustainability issues in the construction industry overall
• Sustainability issues in connection to associated technologies and regulations
• Elements used to construct buildings and a range of civil engineering infrastructure
• Technologies used to construct buildings and civil engineering infrastructure

More information

DA4029 -

Construction Technology & Sustainability 1 (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the principles of sustainability and issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects. You will gain an understanding of different construction techniques and materials, the principles of design, and the most appropriate solutions for construction projects. You will explore topics such as:
• Social, economic and environmental principles of sustainability
• Sustainability issues in the construction industry overall
• Sustainability issues in connection to associated technologies and regulations
• Elements used to construct load-bearing buildings
• Building defects, their causes and repair methods
• Technologies used to construct load-bearing buildings

More information

DA4031 -

Project Cost Control, Measurement & Financial Reporting (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the principles of measurement and costing of construction works and their relationship to the financial control of a project, and learn to apply appropriate methods of measurement of completed works and issue documentation required for payment to specialist contractors and income from the client. You will become able to understand the various forms of financial reporting on project progress, and become able to assist in the preparation of financial reports, cash flow and cost forecast for a construction project. You will explore topics such as:
• Work breakdown structures and cost coding systems
• Project cost and value and their reporting
• Budgets and their use as a tool for effective project and business control
• Categories of change that commonly impact project cost
• Effect and impact of change to project cost
• Forms of reporting on project progress

More information

DA5028 -

Procurement and Tendering (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the main types of procurement and the related tendering and negotiating processes required to select specialist contractors. You will explore topics such as:
• Governance processes and procurement policies for procurement
• Identifying, evaluating and developing project opportunities
• Tender Investment procedures and their documentation
• Parties involved in tendering
• Pre-tender contract review process
• Commercial services during business development and work winning
• Processes and mechanism for pre-contract identification and assessment of commercial risk
• Commercial responsibilities during pre-commencement
• Efficient and effective negotiations

More information

DA5029 -

Construction Technology & Sustainability 2 (Core,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

DA5032 -

Professional Practice 2 (Core,20 Credits)

Building on the learning outcomes of the previous Professional Practice module, in this module you will focus on learning about and reflecting on working with others towards common goals, and gaining an understanding of different techniques for communication and negotiation. You will learn to identify your own development needs and take appropriate action to meet those needs, actively engaging in an Apprentice-led programme of Continuing Professional Development events.

More information

DA5030 -

Contract Practice (Core,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

DA5033 -

Professional Practice 3 (Core,20 Credits)

Building on previous Professional Practice modules, you will learn about the benefits of and process for professional qualification, the most relevant for Construction Quantity Surveyors being the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) or the Quantity Surveying and Construction pathway of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The end point assessment (EPA) for the Degree Apprenticeship will typically be partly representative of the review process required for professional registration, so this module will support you in working towards these, including evidencing the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that you have been developing throughout your Degree Apprenticeship.

You will build on your understanding and application of the Code of Conduct and conduct regulations, ethics and professional standards relevant to industry’s recognised professional bodies, and explore additional topics such as:
• Modern slavery and its issues and laws in the context of the construction industry
• Managing client expectations and Quality Management Systems

More information

DA6027 -

Commercial Management (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the principles of the financial and legal management of construction projects during the construction phase. You will become able to monitor, report and defend project cashflows and profitability to the construction team, and critically evaluate and advise on financial implications of decisions during the construction phase. You will gain an understanding of the nature of risk and its effect on the management of a project. You will explore topics such as:
• Principles of the financial and legal management of construction projects during the construction phase
• Customer contract administration
• Applications for Payment by the contractor to the Client
• Customer contract change management
• Customer final account process and procedure
• Sub-Contractor Applications for Payment to the contractor
• Subcontract / consultant contract administration
• Subcontract / consultant final account process and procedure
• Key risks and mitigation controls associated with the project location and project team
• Impact of project risks on the commercial position

More information

DA6031 -

Professional Research Project (Core,40 Credits)

This module is a final test of your maturity and independence as well as of your research skills and intellectual ability and demonstration of your Northumbria Graduate Characteristics. You will learn to:
• Synthesise disciplinary knowledge and professional experience to identify a quantity surveying challenge in your sector
• Apply appropriate research methods to collate, analyse and interpret research data
• Demonstrate independent thinking and curiosity to identify, develop and justify solutions
• Communicate research findings in the form of an academic journal article or succinct report and oral/visual presentation
• Apply appropriate research ethics and data protection to a professional research project

More information

DA6028 -

Project Financial Control, Reporting & Accounting Practice (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn how costs are controlled and reported on and the legal constraints. You will learn to create balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and business plans. You will become able to defend strategies to control predicted expenditure in line with the budget to the construction team and the client.
You will explore topics such as:
• Budgets as a tool for effective project and business control
• Cash flow and how to prepare cash flow forecasts
• Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR)
• Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
• Project forecasting as a tool for effective project and business control
• The importance of record keeping

More information

DA6029 -

Conflict Avoidance & Dispute Resolution (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn to develop techniques for the avoidance of conflict and dispute resolution between stakeholders in a project. You will become able to apply and critically evaluate the principles for the avoidance of conflict and dispute resolution such as adjudication and arbitration between project stakeholders. You will topics such as:
• Philosophies and practices of collaborative working and conflict avoidance
• Importance and benefits of accurate and timely record keeping
• Specific contract requirements for record keeping, notifications and the reporting of changes to project time (delay) and/or cost
• Project risk registers
• Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol
• Dispute resolution methods, including arbitration, adjudication and litigation
• Arbitration, including procedural steps, timescales and people involved

More information

DA6030 -

Construction Planning and the Digital Built Environment (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn to design programming and scheduling aspects of projects during the construction phase that ensure completion on time. You will become able to assess, interpret and report on progress and contribute to the control of programmes during the construction phase. You will learn to synthesise information and data, and select appropriate sources and systems applicable to Quantity Surveying practice, including the methodologies and techniques most appropriate to collect, collate and store data. You will explore topics such as:
• Principles and practice of project planning
• Commercial perspective of programmes and how change is identified
• How programmes are used by contractors to justify entitlement to extensions of time
• UK legislation applicable to data management and data access
• BCIS and how electronic database systems work
• Collection, analysis and storage of data and project information
• Use of digital technologies such as REVIT to create and communicate architectural drawings and building information

More information

DA6031 -

Professional Research Project (Core,40 Credits)

This module is a final test of your maturity and independence as well as of your research skills and intellectual ability and demonstration of your Northumbria Graduate Characteristics. You will learn to:
• Synthesise disciplinary knowledge and professional experience to identify a quantity surveying challenge in your sector
• Apply appropriate research methods to collate, analyse and interpret research data
• Demonstrate independent thinking and curiosity to identify, develop and justify solutions
• Communicate research findings in the form of an academic journal article or succinct report and oral/visual presentation
• Apply appropriate research ethics and data protection to a professional research project

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

DA4028 -

Construction Health and Safety (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the UK’s framework of construction Health and Safety law, and the principles and responsibilities imposed by the law and other regulations in a construction environment. You will learn to apply health and safety issues to all activities. You will explore topics such as:
• UK's framework of construction Health and Safety law
• Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and key UK construction health and safety regulations
• Statistical safety performance record and the types of accidents that occur within the UK construction Industry
• RIDDOR requirements to report and record accidents
• Health and safety risk assessment

More information

DA4030 -

Introduction to Procurement & Contracts (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the different types of procurement process and negotiation requirements, the different forms of contracts used in construction and why they are applied in different situations. You will learn about the selection of and negotiation with specialist contractors for a construction project, applying different types of contracts to different situations and the collation and storage of relevant data and its analysis.
You will explore topics such as:
• Main and Subcontract Procurement alternatives – lump sum, measure and value etc.
• Integrated supply chain and its potential benefits
• Supply chain procurement processes
• Supplier/sub-contract adjudication and assessment criteria
• Efficient and effective negotiations
• Key legal principles of contracts
• Main standard forms of construction contract (E.g. NEC, JCT, FIDIC)
• Risk allocation of various standard form contract options (e.g. Lump Sum, Target Cost, Remeasure, Construct only, Design and Construct)
• Collecting and recording contract data
• Contract review process to identify commercial risks and their allocation

More information

DA4032 -

Academic Practice (Core,20 Credits)

You will be introduced to academic study skills to support your learning throughout the programme. You will also gain awareness of how to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written. You will explore the topics such as:
• Independent learning and time management
• Searching for information, reading and note taking
• Academic writing
• Presentations
• Referencing and plagiarism
• Ethics and standards
• Using technology

More information

DA4033 -

Professional Practice 1 (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about and reflect on the development of professional behaviours as required by the Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship Standard. You will explore topics such as:
• Code of Conduct and conduct regulations, ethics and professional standards relevant to industry’s recognised professional bodies
• Identifying areas for improvement and innovative solutions
• Identifying and planning own development needs
• Using own knowledge and expertise to help others
• Equality and diversity and the requirements of fairness at work
• Working with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way

More information

DA4039 -

Construction Technology & Sustainability (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the principles of sustainability and issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects. You will gain an understanding of different construction techniques and materials, the principles of design, and the most appropriate solutions for construction projects. You will explore topics such as:
• Social, economic and environmental principles of sustainability
• Sustainability issues in the construction industry overall
• Sustainability issues in connection to associated technologies and regulations
• Elements used to construct buildings and a range of civil engineering infrastructure
• Technologies used to construct buildings and civil engineering infrastructure

More information

DA4029 -

Construction Technology & Sustainability 1 (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the principles of sustainability and issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects. You will gain an understanding of different construction techniques and materials, the principles of design, and the most appropriate solutions for construction projects. You will explore topics such as:
• Social, economic and environmental principles of sustainability
• Sustainability issues in the construction industry overall
• Sustainability issues in connection to associated technologies and regulations
• Elements used to construct load-bearing buildings
• Building defects, their causes and repair methods
• Technologies used to construct load-bearing buildings

More information

DA4031 -

Project Cost Control, Measurement & Financial Reporting (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the principles of measurement and costing of construction works and their relationship to the financial control of a project, and learn to apply appropriate methods of measurement of completed works and issue documentation required for payment to specialist contractors and income from the client. You will become able to understand the various forms of financial reporting on project progress, and become able to assist in the preparation of financial reports, cash flow and cost forecast for a construction project. You will explore topics such as:
• Work breakdown structures and cost coding systems
• Project cost and value and their reporting
• Budgets and their use as a tool for effective project and business control
• Categories of change that commonly impact project cost
• Effect and impact of change to project cost
• Forms of reporting on project progress

More information

DA5028 -

Procurement and Tendering (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the main types of procurement and the related tendering and negotiating processes required to select specialist contractors. You will explore topics such as:
• Governance processes and procurement policies for procurement
• Identifying, evaluating and developing project opportunities
• Tender Investment procedures and their documentation
• Parties involved in tendering
• Pre-tender contract review process
• Commercial services during business development and work winning
• Processes and mechanism for pre-contract identification and assessment of commercial risk
• Commercial responsibilities during pre-commencement
• Efficient and effective negotiations

More information

DA5029 -

Construction Technology & Sustainability 2 (Core,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

DA5032 -

Professional Practice 2 (Core,20 Credits)

Building on the learning outcomes of the previous Professional Practice module, in this module you will focus on learning about and reflecting on working with others towards common goals, and gaining an understanding of different techniques for communication and negotiation. You will learn to identify your own development needs and take appropriate action to meet those needs, actively engaging in an Apprentice-led programme of Continuing Professional Development events.

More information

DA5030 -

Contract Practice (Core,20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

DA5033 -

Professional Practice 3 (Core,20 Credits)

Building on previous Professional Practice modules, you will learn about the benefits of and process for professional qualification, the most relevant for Construction Quantity Surveyors being the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) or the Quantity Surveying and Construction pathway of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The end point assessment (EPA) for the Degree Apprenticeship will typically be partly representative of the review process required for professional registration, so this module will support you in working towards these, including evidencing the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that you have been developing throughout your Degree Apprenticeship.

You will build on your understanding and application of the Code of Conduct and conduct regulations, ethics and professional standards relevant to industry’s recognised professional bodies, and explore additional topics such as:
• Modern slavery and its issues and laws in the context of the construction industry
• Managing client expectations and Quality Management Systems

More information

DA6027 -

Commercial Management (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the principles of the financial and legal management of construction projects during the construction phase. You will become able to monitor, report and defend project cashflows and profitability to the construction team, and critically evaluate and advise on financial implications of decisions during the construction phase. You will gain an understanding of the nature of risk and its effect on the management of a project. You will explore topics such as:
• Principles of the financial and legal management of construction projects during the construction phase
• Customer contract administration
• Applications for Payment by the contractor to the Client
• Customer contract change management
• Customer final account process and procedure
• Sub-Contractor Applications for Payment to the contractor
• Subcontract / consultant contract administration
• Subcontract / consultant final account process and procedure
• Key risks and mitigation controls associated with the project location and project team
• Impact of project risks on the commercial position

More information

DA6031 -

Professional Research Project (Core,40 Credits)

This module is a final test of your maturity and independence as well as of your research skills and intellectual ability and demonstration of your Northumbria Graduate Characteristics. You will learn to:
• Synthesise disciplinary knowledge and professional experience to identify a quantity surveying challenge in your sector
• Apply appropriate research methods to collate, analyse and interpret research data
• Demonstrate independent thinking and curiosity to identify, develop and justify solutions
• Communicate research findings in the form of an academic journal article or succinct report and oral/visual presentation
• Apply appropriate research ethics and data protection to a professional research project

More information

DA6028 -

Project Financial Control, Reporting & Accounting Practice (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn how costs are controlled and reported on and the legal constraints. You will learn to create balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and business plans. You will become able to defend strategies to control predicted expenditure in line with the budget to the construction team and the client.
You will explore topics such as:
• Budgets as a tool for effective project and business control
• Cash flow and how to prepare cash flow forecasts
• Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR)
• Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
• Project forecasting as a tool for effective project and business control
• The importance of record keeping

More information

DA6029 -

Conflict Avoidance & Dispute Resolution (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn to develop techniques for the avoidance of conflict and dispute resolution between stakeholders in a project. You will become able to apply and critically evaluate the principles for the avoidance of conflict and dispute resolution such as adjudication and arbitration between project stakeholders. You will topics such as:
• Philosophies and practices of collaborative working and conflict avoidance
• Importance and benefits of accurate and timely record keeping
• Specific contract requirements for record keeping, notifications and the reporting of changes to project time (delay) and/or cost
• Project risk registers
• Society of Construction Law Delay and Disruption Protocol
• Dispute resolution methods, including arbitration, adjudication and litigation
• Arbitration, including procedural steps, timescales and people involved

More information

DA6030 -

Construction Planning and the Digital Built Environment (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn to design programming and scheduling aspects of projects during the construction phase that ensure completion on time. You will become able to assess, interpret and report on progress and contribute to the control of programmes during the construction phase. You will learn to synthesise information and data, and select appropriate sources and systems applicable to Quantity Surveying practice, including the methodologies and techniques most appropriate to collect, collate and store data. You will explore topics such as:
• Principles and practice of project planning
• Commercial perspective of programmes and how change is identified
• How programmes are used by contractors to justify entitlement to extensions of time
• UK legislation applicable to data management and data access
• BCIS and how electronic database systems work
• Collection, analysis and storage of data and project information
• Use of digital technologies such as REVIT to create and communicate architectural drawings and building information

More information

DA6031 -

Professional Research Project (Core,40 Credits)

This module is a final test of your maturity and independence as well as of your research skills and intellectual ability and demonstration of your Northumbria Graduate Characteristics. You will learn to:
• Synthesise disciplinary knowledge and professional experience to identify a quantity surveying challenge in your sector
• Apply appropriate research methods to collate, analyse and interpret research data
• Demonstrate independent thinking and curiosity to identify, develop and justify solutions
• Communicate research findings in the form of an academic journal article or succinct report and oral/visual presentation
• Apply appropriate research ethics and data protection to a professional research project

More information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

At Northumbria University, our higher and degree apprenticeships are more than a learning programme; they are a partnership. We work with organisations to create courses that meet the demands of businesses.

 

CPD
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CPD and Short Courses

Our Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses are designed to open up exciting new possibilities for individuals and organisations. By increasing skills and knowledge and introducing new ways of thinking and working we create impact in performance at all levels.

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The world is changing faster than ever before. The future is there to be won by organisations who find ways to turn today’s possibilities into tomorrow’s competitive edge.

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