Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Level 4 - City of Wolverhampton College

Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Level 4 Study Mode: Apprenticeships   |    Course Level: 4

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 the role are:

  • Assisting senior managers with the budgeting of construction projects
  • Controlling costs during a construction project
  • Selecting and managing specialist contractors
  • Contributing to the mitigation of disputes using accurate records
  • Recording, control and reporting of income and expenditure on a construction project
  • Valuation of progress on construction projects
  • Assisting senior managers with the legal and contractual issues on a construction project

Typical job titles can include assistant quantity surveyor, assistant construction surveyor, quantity surveying technician, assistant cost engineer or assistant cost analyst.

Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers, but the typical requirements are five GCSEs (or equivalent) including maths, English and a science, or a Level 2 apprenticeship.


Apprentices will develop knowledge of:

  • Health and Safety: Understand the principles and responsibilities imposed by law and other regulations in a construction environment
  • Sustainability: Understand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects
  • Construction Technology: Understand different construction techniques and materials and the principles of design
  • Contracts: Understand different forms of contracts used in construction and why they are applied in different situations
  • Procurement: Understand the different types of procurement process and negotiation requirements
  • Cost control: Understand the importance of controlling costs during a construction project and the effect of changes to the project
  • Financial reporting: Understand the various forms of reporting on project progress


Apprentices will gain skills in the following areas:

  • Health and Safety: Apply health and safety issues to all activities.
  • Sustainability: Demonstrate application of the principles of sustainability.
  • Construction Technology: Assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects.
  • Contracts: Be able to apply different types of contracts to different situations.
  • Procurement: Assist in the selection of and negotiation with specialist contractors for a construction project.
  • Cost control: Assist in the measurement and costing of construction works during a project.
  • Financial reporting: Assist in the preparation of financial reports, cash flow and cost forecasts for a construction project.
  • Administration: Assist in the collection, collation and storage of relevant data and its analysis.


Apprentices will demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Commitment to Code of Ethics: Understand and apply the Code of Conduct and conduct regulations, ethics and professional standards relevant to industry's recognised professional bodies.
  • Continuing Professional Development: Identify own development needs and take action to meet those needs. Use own knowledge and expertise to help others when requested.
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity: Understand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate these attributes to meet the requirements of fairness at work.
  • Communicate Effectively: Be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written.
  • Conflict avoidance: Be able to assist in planning to avoid conflict and resolving issues that do arise
  • Work in Teams: Be able to work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way.
  • Demonstrate Innovation: Be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative solutions.

A qualified assessor will provide an induction and regular workplace assessments

Completion of the programme will enable apprentices to gain employment in the construction industry or progress to a higher-level qualification such as an HNC. HND or degree.

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