The apprenticeship will develop the technical, interpersonal and behavioural skills, knowledge and competence outcomes that are required for surveying technicians to work effectively within a range of working environments.
The entry requirement for the apprenticeship will typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher including Maths and English or a Level 2 apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline but the final decision is that of each employer. Apprentices who are granted entry without GCSE Grade C or higher in Maths and English will be required to achieve Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2 as part of the apprenticeship.
Apprentices will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Surveying as a pre-requisite to end point assessment and will become
Associate members of the RICS (AssocRICS).
How is my course assessed?
Summary of assessment
The assessment of the apprenticeship includes on programme assessments and a synoptic end point assessment.
a) A mandatory Level 3 Diploma comprising core and optional units. b) The presentation of a portfolio of evidence (which will not form part of the Diploma). This will be assessed by Assessors who are either qualified NVQ Assessors or who are active and trained Assessors for the RICS Associate assessment.
c) Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
3.2 Synoptic end point assessment
The end point assessment is the RICS Associate assessment. This is a substantial piece of work, typically taking around 3 months to complete and will include: A 3000 word summary of experience A 2500 word case study A record of a minimum of 48 hours of continuing professional development undertaken during the last 12 months An ethics test
The end point assessment requires apprentices to demonstrate that they have achieved the standards for their chosen pathway. This entails demonstrating achievement of RICS defined competencies to which the apprenticeship standards have been mapped.