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Chartered Surveyor (Property and Real Estate) Degree Apprenticeship

BSc (Hons) Property and Real Estate

School - School of the Built Environment

Subject area - Built Environment

Fees/Funding: The cost of the apprenticeship will be covered by your employer and/or the Government. You will need to cover the cost of any study materials plus travel to and from campus if required. Please note, due to the nature of apprenticeships and how they are funded (by the government and the employer), apprentices will not be eligible for student finance - this includes tuition fee loans and maintenance loans.

Start Dates(s): January; September

Duration:

You can study for this apprenticeship via two routes: 

Full-time accelerated route - 3 years (study three trimesters per year)

Part-time standard route - 5 years (study two trimesters per year)

In Brief:

  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • The Degree Apprenticeship route will allow you to work and study for your degree at the same time meaning you will have a minmum of 3 years work experience upon graduation.
  • With the Degree Apprenticeship, your employer and/or the Government will pay your tuition fees and you will be earning a salary.
  • Part-time study option

Course Summary

f you wish to work in the property and real estate sector you must possess many key skills and competencies in areas such as valuation, development, investment and management. Property and real estate experts have an extensive understanding of the industry, and are able to confidently display a variety  of  proficiencies and professional knowledge to clients.

This course will prepare you for a career in the property and real estate sector, combining academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies.

Modules and assessments emulate typical issues encountered in professional practice, and you will work closely with other built environment students, mirroring the multidisciplinary, team-based approach of the modern construction and property industry. 

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) meaning that you will be educated to the highest industry standards as well as developing your knowledge of the economic, legal, technical and managerial aspects of property and real estate.

There are two distinct components to the degree apprenticeship – the academic degree programme and the work-based assessment. The University – as lead provider – is responsible for delivering the degree programme. The employer is responsible for delivering the work-based assessment components.

Please note, due to the nature of apprenticeships and how they are funded (by the government and the employer), apprentices will not be eligible for student finance - this includes tuition fee loans and maintenance loans.

Course Details

Apprentices will study between one and two modules per trimester depending on the number of years taken to complete the degree.

Course Structure

Full-time accelerated route (3 year day-release)

Year              Trimester        Modules            
ONE  
(Level 4)  
1 Introduction to Property and Real Estate Appreciation of Technology Work-based Completion
of diary and log book over
degree duration 3 monthly
assessments of competence
and 6 monthly Counsellor led assessments
2 Property and Real Estate Project Principles of Valuation
3 Intro to Law & Regulatory Frameworks Economics & Management
TWO
(Level 5)   
1 Property Commercial Lease Law and Practice Planning and Development
2 Property Asset Management Valuation
3 Property Economics Multi-Disciplinary Project
THREE  
(Level 6)  
1 Property and Real Estate Practice Property Finance and Investment
2 Advanced Valuation Introduction to Urban Regeneration
3 Property Development Discipline Research Project
FOUR 
Completion      
Work-based Completion of diary and log book over degree duration
3 monthly assessments of competence and 6 monthly Counsellor led assessments

Part-time traditional route (5 year day-release)

Year              Trimester     Modules            
ONE
(Level 4)    
1 Introduction to Law & Regulatory
Framework
  Work-based Completion of
diary and log book over
degree duration 3 monthly assessments of competence
and 6 monthly Counsellor led assessments
2 Principles of Valuation Economics & Management
TWO
(Level 4)   
1 Appreciation of Technology Introduction to Property and Real Estate
2 Property and Real Estate Project  
THREE
(Level 5)  
1 Planning and Development Property Commercial Lease Law and Practice
3 Valuation Property Asset Management 
FOUR  
(Level 5/6)
1 Property Economics Property Development  
2 L5 Multi-disciplinary Project Advanced Valuation
FIVE
(Level 6)
1 Property Finance and Investment Property and Real Estate Practice
2 Introduction to Urban Regeneration Discipline Research Project
SIX
Completion
End Point Assessment by RICS

YEAR 1 (IF STUDIED PART-TIME YEARS 1 AND 2)

Year one of this course has modules in common with other related courses within the school, meaning that you will benefit from collaborative learning with students from other disciplines, gaining an understanding of essential foundation subjects.

MODULES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Principles of Valuation
  • Economics and Management
  • Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
  • Appreciation of Technology
  • Introduction to Property and Real Estate
  • Property and Real Estate Project

YEAR 2 (IF STUDIED PART-TIME YEARS 3 AND 4)

During your second year you will be introduced to subjects specific to your course, as well as some modules which are common with other courses such as the multi-disciplinary project. This provides another opportunity for collaborative multidisciplinary working which is common practice in the modern construction and property industry.

MODULES MAY INCLUDE: 

  • Multi-Disciplinary Project 
  • Valuation
  • Property and Commercial Lease Law and Practice
  • Planning and Development 
  • Property Asset Management 
  • Property Economics

YEAR 3 (IF STUDIED PART-TIME YEARS 4 AND 5)

In your final year, you will be required to complete a number of modules as well as a research project on a built environment subject of your choice under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

MODULES MAY INCLUDE: 

  • Property Finance and Investment
  • Property and Real Estate Practice
  • Property Development
  • Advanced Valuation
  • Discipline Research Project
  • Introduction to Urban Regeneration

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.
English and Maths at grade C or above
UCAS tariff points 104 points
GCE A level BCC
BTEC National Diploma National Diploma MMM
BTEC Higher National Diploma Higher National Diploma Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5
Foundation Degree Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5
Other Qualification Degree in cognate subject for level 5 entry

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

Unfortunately we are not able to recruit international students onto our Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programmes. We do however accept international qualifications.

Applicant profile

Applicants will need to have a minimum grade C pass in English and Mathematics at GCSE, O level (or equivalent). There are no specific A level topics required.

In addition to our academic entry requirements, we also look for certain characteristics in each student. Possessing these characteristics will not only help you to fulfil your potential at university, but is also an essential requirement for a successful career in the property and built environment.

All our courses are management focused; therefore leadership skills and a hard-working approach are important. Property and built environment caters for many different skills from creativity and original thinking to efficiency and technical ability, so you should be willing to develop in new areas.

The modern property and real estate sector relies on a multidisciplinary team-based approach to work. Therefore all our courses combine academic study with group project work, so it is essential that you are a good team player.

Most importantly we want you to have a real passion for developing, advancing and shaping the future of the property and real estate sector.

Teaching

There are two distinct components to the degree apprenticeship – the academic degree programme and the work-based assessment. The university – as lead provider – is responsible for delivering the degree programme. The employer is responsible for delivering the work-based assessment components. The university and employer work closely with each other to:

(1) Assure that knowledge gained on the degree is successfully applied in the workplace.

(2) To ensure that the standards and practices required to meet the professional competencies contained in the apprenticeship standard are adequately evidenced by the apprentice.

Teaching methods include: 

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Self-directed study
  • Projects with other students
  • Guest lectures

Assessment

Progress meetings will be held once every three months, where the university employer link tutor and employer supervisor will meet with the apprentice to review progress made and assess the evidence contained in the apprentice’s learning log book and CPD diary.

Each module will be assessed continuously using a range of methods, for example examination, essay and presentation. The end point assessment is the final assessment for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). The APC comprises a presentation and interview, a substantial summary of the apprentices experience, a case study and the CPD diary of activities undertaken across the entire degree apprenticeship programme.

The mix of assessment will be determined by its appropriateness to meet the desired learning outcomes and achieve attainment of the module learning outcomes. Assessment methods include coursework, portfolio, presentation, examination and research project.

Employability

In order to undertake this degree apprenticeship, you will need to be currently in full-time employment (minimum 30 hours a week), spending at least 50% of your time in England. In order to search for degree apprenticeship roles with local employers, please see www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Career Prospects

With an extensive understanding of the property and real estate industry, you'll be well equipped to pursue roles such as:

  • Property Developer
  • Valuer
  • Financier
  • Leasing Agent
  • Property Advisor
  • Land Economist
  • Funds Manager
  • Property Sales and Acquisitions
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Property and Asset Manager

Delivery

The programme structure will be delivered to degree apprentices on a part-time, day release basis over a 3, 4 or 5 year period, subject to agreement by the employer and the university. For instance apprentices can take advantage of enrolling on the University of Salford’s unique accelerated degree programme, completing their full degree within three years or they may decide with their employer to complete the degree on a part-time basis over five years.

Apprentices may start at any one of three points in the year – September, January and June with trimesters delivered on a rolling basis.

Appreticeship Funding 

The apprenticeship levy was introduced in April 2017 and requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill of over £3 million each year to invest in apprenticeships.

The funding policy supports the changes to the way apprenticeships in England are paid for, underpinned by the apprenticeship levy of 0.5% of the annual pay bill for companies paying over £3 million per year.

There is also a co-investment model for companies who will not be paying into the levy. The government will cover 90% of the cost of the apprenticeship and the employer will only have to contribute the remaining 10%. Once payments have been declared to HMRC, employers will now have access to a digital apprenticeship account from which they will be able to access funding to pay for apprenticeship training.

The maximum amount of money allocated to each standard falls into one of 15 funding bands, ranging from £1,500 to £27,000. The Chartered Surveyor standard has been allocated the following funding band:

Funding band: 15
Funding band maximum: £27,000

Find out more at www.gov.uk/government/collections/apprenticeship-changes

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