Real Estate BSc (Hons) Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship

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About this course 2017/18

Are you already in the property industry but wish to develop your skills and knowledge to take a step towards promotion? Are you looking for an academic qualification, but do not want to give up your job or pay tuition fees?

The Real Estate Degree Apprenticeship has been specifically developed by Northumbria University, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the industry, and partner education providers to address current skills gaps in the profession. It combines vocational skills and the most up-to-date workplace practice with academic learning to give you the knowledge and experience that employers are looking for.

Professionally-accredited, multidisciplinary and challenging, from the very start of the apprenticeship, you will gain the skills and expertise to acquire and dispose of property and, value, manage and develop property as a career.

Admission to this programme requires that you are employed as an apprentice and that your employer has signed an agreement with the University.  If an agreement needs to be established please ask your employer to contact degreeapprentices@northumbria.ac.uk.  An offer to join the course can only be made once the agreement is in place.

Learn from the best

You will be taught by a diverse team of professionals who have a background in real estate practice as well as the academic expertise to give you a thorough grounding in all areas of the profession. Staff backgrounds range from real estate surveyors, residential and commercial valuers, agency surveyors, solicitors and development surveyors to planners and project managers.

The academic element of the apprenticeship will be complemented by practical workplace experience as you build up a detailed appreciation of client needs and learn from your colleagues in the workplace. By combining work and study, the course gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learnt in the classroom to real life situations from the very start of your studies. 

 

Teaching and Assessment

As a degree apprentice you will spend around six to eight hours each week at Northumbria with the rest of your time spent in the workplace. The taught element of the apprenticeship is structured to advance your intellectual and personal development skills as well the industry-specific knowledge and understanding you need to work effectively in the real estate industry. Modules include property surveying, real estate economics, asset management, urban planning and city development, valuation, property marketing and agency and real estate investment and finance.

Teaching methods are varied because they are designed to achieve the best out of each module. As well as traditional lectures and seminars, you might take part in laboratory work, meet professional speakers, and undertake guided study sessions or self-directed independent learning.

Our assessment methods take the form of exams, research projects, reports, presentations, individual tasks, group work and project work.  During the final year, you will draw on the skills, knowledge and expertise you have developed over the last five years to complete a dissertation.

 

Learning Environment

Whatever your aspirations in real estate, you will find the most up-to-date technology in our specialist laboratories. So whether you need access to industry-standard IT facilities, virtual reality suites or specialist workshops, you will find it on campus.

With many part-time students at Northumbria, our learning environment has been designed to help you stay in touch wherever you are. Northumbria’s technology enhanced learning (TEL) facilities provides remote access to module information, electronic reading lists and online learning resources such as podcasts, e-books and e-journals.  This facilitates use of materials outside as well as inside taught classes, supporting revision and assessment work. 

Research-rich Learning

This course lies within Architecture and Built Environment, a department that is ranked within the top 30 for research, with 50% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to REF 2014, UoA16.

From the early stages of the course you will be immersed in a research-rich environment, taught by an experienced academic team with wide-ranging research interests in areas that include commercial conversions, urban land economics, sustainable urban development, redevelopment of brownfield land and property development appraisal and more.

You will develop a range of research methods and approaches that can be related to the demands of your workplace. You will learn theoretical and practical research skills as well as problem solving skills around project management, self-directed learning and communication skills.

Give your career an edge

Northumbria Real Estate graduates have a mature, intellectual curiosity developed through an examination and understanding of professional practice, current theories, and policy and real-life practice. They are active and responsible members of a global society that appreciate the need for sustainability and are able to use their knowledge to think independently, to challenge the opinions and conduct of others, and advise clients accordingly.

Given that you will already have a job, the emphasis of the apprenticeship is on improving your prospects within your workplace and making you a more valuable employee. Throughout the course, you will develop and apply many intellectual and transferable skills that will be invaluable in your career, from communication and problem solving to research and team-work. You will learn to work effectively as an individual managing yourself and others on project tasks and then evaluating and reflecting on the results.

Northumbria has a long and successful history of providing highly employable Real Estate graduates. Through the Degree Apprenticeship you can become a part of our story.

Your Future

You will graduate from this course with the skills and knowledge required within Real Estate on a local, national and international level. 

As this is a new route no-one has yet graduated; however, students from our full-time course have gone on to work in a wide range of property careers across the commercial, residential, private and public sectors.

About this course 2018/19

Are you already in the property industry but wish to develop your skills and knowledge to take a step towards promotion? Are you looking for an academic qualification, but do not want to give up your job or pay tuition fees?

The Real Estate Degree Apprenticeship has been specifically developed by Northumbria University, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the industry, and partner education providers to address current skills gaps in the profession. It combines vocational skills and the most up-to-date workplace practice with academic learning to give you the knowledge and experience that employers are looking for.

Professionally-accredited, multidisciplinary and challenging, from the very start of the apprenticeship, you will gain the skills and expertise to acquire and dispose of property and, value, manage and develop property as a career.

Admission to this programme requires that you are employed as an apprentice and that your employer has signed an agreement with the University.  If an agreement needs to be established please ask your employer to contact degreeapprentices@northumbria.ac.uk.  An offer to join the course can only be made once the agreement is in place.

Learn from the best

You will be taught by a diverse team of professionals who have a background in real estate practice as well as the academic expertise to give you a thorough grounding in all areas of the profession. Staff backgrounds range from real estate surveyors, residential and commercial valuers, agency surveyors, solicitors and development surveyors to planners and project managers.

The academic element of the apprenticeship will be complemented by practical workplace experience as you build up a detailed appreciation of client needs and learn from your colleagues in the workplace. By combining work and study, the course gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learnt in the classroom to real life situations from the very start of your studies. 

 

Teaching and Assessment

As a degree apprentice you will spend around six to eight hours each week at Northumbria with the rest of your time spent in the workplace. The taught element of the apprenticeship is structured to advance your intellectual and personal development skills as well the industry-specific knowledge and understanding you need to work effectively in the real estate industry. Modules include property surveying, real estate economics, asset management, urban planning and city development, valuation, property marketing and agency and real estate investment and finance.

Teaching methods are varied because they are designed to achieve the best out of each module. As well as traditional lectures and seminars, you might take part in laboratory work, meet professional speakers, and undertake guided study sessions or self-directed independent learning.

Our assessment methods take the form of exams, research projects, reports, presentations, individual tasks, group work and project work.  During the final year, you will draw on the skills, knowledge and expertise you have developed over the last five years to complete a dissertation.

 

Learning Environment

Whatever your aspirations in real estate, you will find the most up-to-date technology in our specialist laboratories. So whether you need access to industry-standard IT facilities, virtual reality suites or specialist workshops, you will find it on campus.

With many part-time students at Northumbria, our learning environment has been designed to help you stay in touch wherever you are. Northumbria’s technology enhanced learning (TEL) facilities provides remote access to module information, electronic reading lists and online learning resources such as podcasts, e-books and e-journals.  This facilitates use of materials outside as well as inside taught classes, supporting revision and assessment work. 

Research-rich Learning

This course lies within Architecture and Built Environment, a department that is ranked within the top 30 for research, with 50% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to REF 2014, UoA16.

From the early stages of the course you will be immersed in a research-rich environment, taught by an experienced academic team with wide-ranging research interests in areas that include commercial conversions, urban land economics, sustainable urban development, redevelopment of brownfield land and property development appraisal and more.

You will develop a range of research methods and approaches that can be related to the demands of your workplace. You will learn theoretical and practical research skills as well as problem solving skills around project management, self-directed learning and communication skills.

Give your career an edge

Northumbria Real Estate graduates have a mature, intellectual curiosity developed through an examination and understanding of professional practice, current theories, and policy and real-life practice. They are active and responsible members of a global society that appreciate the need for sustainability and are able to use their knowledge to think independently, to challenge the opinions and conduct of others, and advise clients accordingly.

Given that you will already have a job, the emphasis of the apprenticeship is on improving your prospects within your workplace and making you a more valuable employee. Throughout the course, you will develop and apply many intellectual and transferable skills that will be invaluable in your career, from communication and problem solving to research and team-work. You will learn to work effectively as an individual managing yourself and others on project tasks and then evaluating and reflecting on the results.

Northumbria has a long and successful history of providing highly employable Real Estate graduates. Through the Degree Apprenticeship you can become a part of our story.

Your Future

You will graduate from this course with the skills and knowledge required within Real Estate on a local, national and international level. 

As this is a new route no-one has yet graduated; however, students from our full-time course have gone on to work in a wide range of property careers across the commercial, residential, private and public sectors.

Course info

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 5 years part-time

Department Architecture and Built Environment

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2018

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