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Certificate in Building Surveying Practice

As one of the largest areas in surveying practice, building surveying covers a wide range of professional roles. Learn the core principles of practice that will demonstrate your ability to perform in a Building Surveying role.

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Course Duration:
6 Months
48 hours formal CPD
£945 + VAT


As one of the largest areas in surveying practice, building surveying covers a wide range of professional roles. You will be asked to provide a variety of services related to the maintenance and care of buildings, and will work in areas such as building design, refurbishment or alteration, as well as other construction and property matters.

As such, grasping crucial knowledge of construction technology, contracts and building pathology is vital in order to demonstrate your ability in building surveying practice. In our course, you will learn the core principles of practice related to contract administration, construction and environmental services, design and specification, inspection and legal and regulatory compliance.

Training in these key areas will furnish you with important knowledge and techniques for this multi-disciplined industry and will give you a practical skill set with which to implement key building surveying techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the different stages and process of design and construction works from inception to completion
  • Recognise the functional requirements and performance of building materials and components, including typical defects, causes of failure, likely results and appropriate remedial measures
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the contract administrator and implement necessary procedures
  • Establish relevant requirements and techniques for carrying out property inspections
  • Recognise the legal/regulatory requirements for surveying, including regulations and guidance for health and safety

Who is this course for ?

Those who:

  • Work in the Building Surveying sector who is looking to gain core knowledge and skills required in the industry
  • Need an in-depth understanding of how to inspect and maintain built environment assets or act as a Contract Administrator, but aren’t ready to commit to an APC
  • Studying the APC Building Surveying pathway and need support with the technical modules on your pathway


Introduction to Building Surveying

  1. Construction technology and environmental services
  2. Design and specification
  3. Inspection
  4. Building Pathology
  5. Contract administration
  6. Legal/regulatory compliance and property management

Review and reflect


Upon completion of all technical modules, you will take a program examination to test knowledge. A certificate of completion will be awarded after passing the end of course assessment.

Please be aware that this is a professional training course, aimed to give you the practical knowledge need to succeed in your career. It is not an accreditation and does not lead directly to membership of RICS, or to becoming a registered surveyor. If you are interested in becoming RICS qualified, please check out this page


“I would highly recommend the course to everyone. It has helped me build knowledge and experience for both my professional practice, as well as in preparation for my APC assessment. The quality and promptness of the feedback have been exceptionally valuable.”

Jules Hynes


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