Apprenticeship Courses

Building Control Surveying Degree Apprenticeship

Level 6

Building Control Surveyors are highly trained and experienced members of the built environment profession. They operate in both the public and private sector, providing the vital role of checking that building work is safe and sustainable in line with Building Regulations.

As a Building Control Surveyor Degree Apprentice, you will learn about the design, construction and inspection of building work. You will develop a wider understanding of the building control function and have the opportunity to progress both professionally and academically.

Through the Degree Apprenticeship programme, you will develop the skills, knowledge, behaviours and an appreciation to address a wide range of issues and to lead and work with others in the delivery of successful projects. You will be supported by local authority your employer and a skills coach on the programme. Course content includes elements of work-based learning, pre-contract studies, on-site decision making, management and liaison with clients, construction professionals and operatives.

Job Roles/

In this capacity your role will include (but not limited to:)

    • undertaking detailed inspections of plans and drawings
    • undertaking detailed inspections of building work
    • analysing information from inspections or visits to buildings and construction sites.
    • providing professional advice to assist compliance with Building Regulations
    • managing client instructions from engagement to completion
    • liaising with other professionals


Through the combined use of practical and educational experience and support, the Building Control Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship enables you to:

  • gain the essential core skills and knowledge for the role of building control
  • focus on the technologies, law, information management, finance, health and safety, sustainability and personal skills needed for a building control professional
  • develop transferable skills in the areas of construction technology, construction law and building compliance
  • develop transferable skills of team working, independent learning, decision making and problem solving
  • gain the opportunity to attain professional membership of CABE (chartered association of building engineers) or CIOB (chartered institute of building).

How it works

The Degree Apprenticeship involves online teaching one-day per week in term time. It also involving apprentices attending two one-week intensive delivery sessions annually at the University of Wolverhampton. The course requires that all modules must be successfully completed along with off-the-job (OTJ) training and an end-point assessment (EPA). For entrants at level 4, the course requires four years to complete. The course has been designed and developed in collaboration with employers, Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and professional bodies.


The Degree incorporates vocational and academic elements. On successful completion of the programme you will achieve a BSc (Hons) Degree Building Control. You will also be assisted in securing corporate membership of the CIOB or CABE

Fees and funding

For employers with a payroll below £3 million: The Government will pay 95% of the cost of the apprenticeship training and assessment for apprentices of any age, for employers who will not be paying the apprenticeship levy. You may also be eligible for extra employer incentives.

For employers with a payroll above £3 million: Since May 2017 employers are able to use their Apprenticeship Levy contributions towards the cost of the apprenticeship using their digital account. We will agree a payment schedule and discuss funding availability before you start your apprenticeships and ensure the cost to your business is clear upfront.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for the apprenticeship will typically be a minimum of three A-Levels at Grade C or higher or a Level 3 apprenticeship in a construction or built environment related discipline. This also includes other Level 3 qualifications in a construction or built environment discipline, such as the LABC level 3 certificate and the BTEC level 3. The final decision is that of each employer. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths may join the course but will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. Prior learning credits in additional to the minimum may also be recognised, allowing such applicants to enter the course at more advanced level, thereby finishing sooner.