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The Oxford Brookes Chartered Surveyor apprenticeship prepares apprentices to become Chartered Surveyors practicing in Real Estate, through the Commercial Property Surveyors or Valuation Surveyors pathways.
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Apprenticeships offer employers a great opportunity to invest in employees in order to address skills gaps in their organisation or to attract new talent. They provide a training framework for developing a new member of staff; or a way to upskill a current employee. Apprentices study whilst they work and are given a valuable opportunity to apply academic theory to practice in work settings. The cost of apprenticeship training and assessment can typically be met, in full or in part, through the apprenticeship levy or government funding for non-levy payers.
The Oxford Brookes Chartered Surveyor apprenticeship prepares apprentices to become Chartered Surveyors practicing in Real Estate, through the Commercial Property Surveyors or Valuation Surveyors pathways. Apprentices will complete the RICS APC at the end of the programme allowing them to become full Chartered members of RICS.
Apprentices will develop relevant knowledge, skills and competencies in the following areas:
Apprenticeship title: Chartered Surveyor - Real Estate Management
Qualifications/ components: BSc Hons Real Estate Management English and Maths at level 2 (if not already held by the apprentice) and the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)
Available start dates: September 2019
Teaching location: Blended delivery for some intensive taught sessions at Oxford Brookes Headington campus or off site.
Course length: 5 years
For full application details, please see the 'How to apply/ entry requirements' section.
This programme is subject to validation and accreditation by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Apprentices will complete the Real Estate degree over a four year period. Apprentices study all year round, attending intensive workshop blocks over the course of the year and completing the remainder of their study and assessments through online learning.
Apprentices will study six core subjects, these areas will be revisited and built on on a continuous basis over the course of the degree. These subjects are:
Following completion of the degree they will be supported by the University and employer in their final preparation for the APC.
Apprentices progress in the workplace is assessed in partnership with the employer. Apprentices will complete a log book detailing their professional development throughout the programme in preparation for the APC. There will be regular meetings between the apprentice, employer and tutors to monitor work based and academic progress.
The timetable is organised as follows:
As our courses are reviewed regularly, the modules available may vary from those listed here.
The programme will be amended slightly if the apprentice starts in January, but the modules are the same.
On successful completion of the modules above and the required work based practice, the apprentice will reentered for the End Point Assessment - the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). The APC will be conducted by the RICS. Apprentices will typically be entered for around 6 months after completion of the degree. They will begin building there CPD record from year 3 of the degree.
The APC comprises of:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.
Apprenticeship fee 2018/19: total cost £27,000.
Please note that the cost of tuition for this programme must be met by the employer. Where reassessment or retakes are required, the employer will be liable for additional costs.
Levy paying employers can pay for the cost of training and assessment (up to £27,000) using the apprenticeship levy. Please note that the cost of tuition for this programme must be met by the employer. Where reassessment or retakes are required, the employer will be liable for additional costs.
Unfortunately the University cannot offer the programme to non-levy payers who wish to draw down a contribution from the government to meet the costs of tuition unless they have arranged for a levy payer to transfer apprenticeship funds to their account.
For more information about levy funding and options for non-levy payers visit www.brookes.ac.uk/apprenticeships.
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088
The apprentice should be employed as a trainee Surveyor in a real estate setting. Over the course of their employment, the apprentice should have work based opportunities which will allow them to successfully complete the apprenticeship.
Typically a Trainee Surveyor will have opportunities to:
Apprentices should hold a level 3 qualification in a related subject. For those holding a full level 3 qualification (e.g. 3 A Levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or Access to HE Diploma) we would typically be looking for candidates to achieve 112 points.
The University is happy to consider applicants holding an advanced apprenticeship in a relevant subject area or other professionally relevant qualifications at level 3 or above.
The delivery team will meet with candidates the employer would like to put forward to ensure that the programme is a good fit in terms of their previous experience, prior attainment and the apprentices career aims.
If an apprentice holds any relevant qualifications in a related subject at level 4 or above this will be taken in to consideration and modular exemptions will be applied as appropriate.
Employers should contact the University Apprenticeship team, the University will conduct an initial assessment to ensure the apprenticeship will be suitable for proposed candidates and will meet the employer’s requirements.
When contracts including the commitment statement have been agreed, the University will complete the sign up process with the employer and apprentice.
For more information visit www.brookes.ac.uk/apprenticeships.
Apprentices are required to spend 20% of their contracted hours off the job engaged in training, assessment or associated activities. Apprentices are typically employed on a contract of at least 30 hours, so should have time for off the job training for an average of 6 hours per week. Off the job hours can be delivered in blocks or weighted differently at different times of the year.
An apprenticeship lasts for the duration of the apprenticeship training. The minimum duration is a year and a week. You should have an apprentice agreement in place with the apprentice. You will also need to comply with ESFA rules about apprentice wages as set out in the Apprenticeship funding: rules and guidance for employers.
The employer is required to support the apprentice throughout their training and development; conducts reviews to monitor progress and determines when the apprentice is competent and ready to attempt the end-point assessment.
The employer will be asked to allocate a supervisor or mentor to take part in monitoring meeting every three months. The employer may need to allocated a work based supervisor who is a full member of RICS to support the apprentice to prepare for the APC. The employer must also allow the apprentice to complete the CPD requirements necessary for the successful completion of the APC.
Wendy Smith, Apprenticeships Lead
+44 (0)1865 484945