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BTEC HND in Quantity Surveying

BTEC HND in Quantity Surveying

Leading to BSc (Hons)

Introduction

HND in Quantity Surveying is a career well suited for men and women who have the desire to involve themselves in the exciting world of construction and development. In a high pressure environment of spiralling costs and large scale development, the role of a quantity surveyor is currently more vital than when the profession was originally established in England in 1785. Quantity Surveyors work on projects ranging from office blocks, schools, hospitals, factories to bridges, railways, oil and mining development, shipbuilding and large process engineering works such as refineries. Anywhere that major construction work is carried out. The Quantity Surveyor, also known as a Construction Economist or Cost Manger, is part of a team of professional advisors to the construction industry.

As advisers they estimate and monitor construction costs, from the feasibility stage of a project through to the completion of the construction period. After construction they may be involved with tax depreciation schedules, replacement cost estimation for insurance purposes and, if necessary, mediation and arbitration. Quantity surveyors are employed predominantly on major building and construction projects as consultants to the owner, in both the public and private sectors. They may also work as academics in the building and construction disciplines and in financial institutions, with developers and as project managers Quantity Surveyors work closely with architects, financiers, engineers, contractors, suppliers, project owners, accountants, insurance underwriters, solicitors and Courts and with all levels of government authorities.

Quantity Surveyors get their name from the Bill of Quantities, a document which itemizes the quantities of materials and labour in a construction project. This is measured from design drawings, to be used by the contractors for tendering and for progress payments, for variations, changes and ultimately for statistics, taxation and valuation.

SUBJECTS

  • Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
  • Fundamentals of Drawings and Surveying
  • Measurement Processes for Construction
  • Mathematical Applications and Statistics
  • Construction Materials and Structural Design
  • Advanced Measurement for Construction
  • Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Construction and Building Technology
  • Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction
  • Measuring, Tendering and Estimating Construction and the Built Environment
  • Economics for Construction and Built Environment
  • Civil Engineering Measurements
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Law and Contract for construction & Built Environment
  • Pre-construction Cost Control
  • Post-contract Quantity Surveying Management
  • Financial Accounting for Quantity Surveying Projects
  • Employability Skills

Pearson/Edexcel/BTEC

Pearson is one of the major awarding bodies in UK.  It has built a process to measure effectiveness of educational products. The innovative force in education and training is vital in this modern era. Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of two of the leading examination and assessment boards in the UK: the Business and Technology Council (BTEC) which offered widely recognised vocational qualifications and, the University of London Examinations and Assessment Council (ULEAC).

This amalgamation made Edexcel the first awarding body for both academic and vocational qualifications. They offer qualifications in a vast range of subjects that offer breadth and depth of knowledge and which are welcomed by universities and employers alike.Each of their qualifications has been developed in consultation with the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and will certify you for success in the modern and changing world.

Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organization, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Edexcel vocational qualifications include NVQ and BTEC from entry level to Higher National Diplomas. BTECs are recognised in more than 80 countries worldwide, and in 2009/10 over 1.1 million learners were registered onto a BTEC.

BTEC originally stood for the Business & Technology (formally Technician) Education Council, but as of 1996, when it merged with the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC) to become Edexcel, the initials ‘BTEC’ have remained a brand name for a range of respected vocational qualifications – e.g. BTEC Higher National.People around the world, look towards BTEC from Edexcel international, when considering vocational qualifications.

Whether you want to leave college with a certified record of achievement or go on to study at university or aim for a higher position in your career, BTEC vocational qualifications will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the ever changing work environment.

Panel of Lecturers

A high-caliber, competent, and experienced panel of lecturers with several years of Industrial and corporate experience ensures that our students gain maximum exposure to the inner workings of the industries through Practical examples, case studies and examples which helps build the foundation for further graduate level studies and also for future employability, whilst providing them with the knowledge to obtain high pass rates. Our lecturers have been well trained in latest teaching techniques and multiple assessment methodologies.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Subjects
Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
Fundamentals of Drawings and Surveying
Measurement Processes for Construction
Mathematical Applications and Statistics
Construction Materials and Structural Design
Advanced Measurement for Construction
Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
Construction and Building Technology
Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction
Measuring, Tendering and Estimating Construction and the Built Environment
Economics for Construction and Built Environment
Civil Engineering Measurements
Effective Communication Skills
Law and Contract for construction & Built Environment
Pre-construction Cost Control
Post-contract Quantity Surveying Management
Financial Accounting for Quantity Surveying Projects
Employability Skills

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

GCE O/L
  • 6 Passes (Including English & Maths)
GCE A/L
  • Any stream (Preferred Maths)
  • 3 Passes or equivalent qualification