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Construction Quantity Surveying Technician — Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

Engineering and Professional Construction

Course ID: 171761

Course Year: 23/24

What to expect from the course

About the Apprenticeship
Monitoring and controlling costs and contracts on construction projects.

About the Role
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 and tasks of a Construction Surveying Technician are assisting senior managers with the budgeting of construction projects, control of costs during a construction project, selection and management of specialist contractors, recording, control and reporting of income and expenditure on a construction projects and the valuation of progress on construction projects.

On-Programme Learning
Apprentices need to complete 20% off-the-job training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship.Specific rules govern this and it must take place in the apprentice’s contracted hours.

Surveying Technicians will understand the principles and responsibilities imposed by law and other regulations in a construction environment and the different construction techniques and materials and the principles of design. They will understand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects and the importance of controlling costs during a construction project and the effect of changes to the project.

SkillsTechnicians will apply health and safety issues to all activities and demonstrate application of the principles of sustainability. They will assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects and be able to apply different types of contracts to different situations. Technicians will assist in the selection of and negotiation with specialist contractors for a construction project and the measurement and costing of construction works during a project.

BehavioursApprentices will be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written. They will be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written and work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way.


Level 4 BTEC HNC Construction and the Built Environment

Why study with us?

City of Liverpool College will provide personalised apprenticeship guidance materials, access to online learning resources and access to available online EPA preparation tools. The College will also ensure that tuition for any additional Maths and English qualifications required will be provided to the level required for the standard.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

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    Entry Requirements

    Entry requirements are typically determined b y the employer, but generally include 5 GCSE' s grade A-C, A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification, or significant experience i n the industry.


    All fees will be paid by your employer. Employers should contact the Apprenticeship team directly for more information, as fees vary based on a number of factors. Government contributions may be available to apprenticeship employers. To find out more, please contact the apprenticeships team at or 0151 252 3800