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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Building Control Surveying (Top Up)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 2 years

Building Control Surveyors are highly trained and experienced members of the local authority and Built Environment profession.

Building Control Surveyors are highly trained and experienced members of the local authority and Built Environment profession.

Why choose this course?

Building Control Surveyors are highly trained and experienced members of the local authority and Built Environment profession. They are usually Corporate Members of Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and/or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (RICS). They are property professionals who provide diverse services and offer impartial, specialist advice on a variety of property development control issues which includes advice on public safety, consumer protection, safety at sports grounds, and dangerous structures. They routinely work with the emergency services and other functions such as Health and Safety Executive, Trading Standards and Environmental Health to deliver safe buildings. 

As a Building Control Surveyor, you will be part of an extensive network of over 3,500 professional public service surveyors responsible for ensuring buildings are safe, healthy, inclusive and efficient, and meet the standards set by the Building Regulations. You will be part of the planning, development and valuation of built environment projects. You will develop a wider understanding of the built environment process required to become a built environment professional/practitioner and have the opportunity to progress both professionally and academically.

What happens on the course?

Through the 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.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

On completion of the programme, as a Building Control Surveyor you will act on behalf of clients or employers to provide professional services as a Public Service building control surveyor, Public Service planning and development building control surveyor, or consultant (Professional). In this capacity your role will include, but not limited to:

Providing professional advice and recommendation to local authority clients relating to land, property or construction

Managing local authority client instructions from engagement to completion

Enforce the Regulatory Framework within a local authority area to ensure the long-term safety, inclusivity and performance of buildings in your communities.

Deliver impartial and professional building control services throughout England and Wales.

Liaising with other professionals

Follow due-diligence in providing advice to local authority clients

Undertaking detailed inspection of building and building sites

Analysing information from inspections or visits to buildings, land and construction sites

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Why Wolverhampton? Here are 9 reasons to choose the University of Wolverhampton

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 of all aspects of built environment management.
  • Focus on the technologies, law, information management, finance, health and safety, sustainability and consultancy skills needed to deliver projects to professional and to quality standards.
  • Develop transferable skills in the areas of valuation and appraisal, building surveys and planning law
  • Develop transferable skills of team working, independent learning, decision making and problem solving
  • Develop an awareness of and consider the impact and solutions to current management issues in your local authority and the built environment sector
  • Enhance your skills in construction and built environment relate projects, management of people and resources, leadership skills.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2020 Entry

Entry to the course will be via successful completion of the Local Authority Building Control (level 4-5 ) qualification as part of the LABC/University of Wolverhampton ‘Articulation agreement’

Successful completion with credit profile of a Foundation Degree in a cognate area deemed equivalent to 240 credits of level 4 and 5 study (minimum of 120 level 5) or equivalent qualifications which will be considered on a case by case basis.

Application by Mature students onto the course is encouraged and you may be invited to attend an interview to ascertain your suitability for the course.

Applicants with semi-cognate qualifications will also be considered provided this is supplemented by relevant ‘Industry’ experience.

Advanced entry above level 5 may be considered dependent upon qualifications and experience of the candidate and will be subject to FSE RPL requirements.(Subject to professional interview).

Non-native speakers of English are required to achieve IELTS with an overall band score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

"Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment."

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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