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    BSc (Hons)Chartered Surveyor (Rural) Degree Apprenticeship

    Course overview

    An apprenticeship is a job first, with specialist training to support professional development. The industry has an increasing need for suitably qualified people in many different land-based sectors.

    Rural Surveyors provide professional advice and recommendations to clients relating to land, property or construction, manage client instructions from engagement to completion, liaise with other professionals, negotiate contracts and prices. They also follow due diligence in providing advice to clients, undertake detailed inspections of assets such as buildings, land, or construction and analyse information or data from inspections or visits to buildings, land and construction sites.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will achieve a BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management degree and then progress to the APC for full Chartered Membership of the RICS as part of the End Point Assessment.

    This apprenticeship follows the Chartered Surveyor standard.

    Entry requirements

    The entry requirement for the degree apprenticeship will typically be a minimum of three A levels at Grade C or higher, their equivalent (in UCAS points) or a Level 3 apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline. Current employees who already have experience in the industry, who would like to become an apprentice, can discuss enrolment with our team of specialists who will advise. Apprentices must have the right to work in England.

    Apprentices without GCSE English and Maths (A*-C or 9 - 4) or equivalent will need to achieve this level prior to enrolment. This can be funded separately and taken at a local college or provider.

    Course key info

    Apprenticeships overview  ❯


    5 years


    Harper Adams University campus (block release). Typically one week block per month for eight months and the remaining time in the workplace.

    Accredited by

    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

    Course modules

    Module Table
    Year 1
    Year 2
    Year 3
    Year 4
    Year 5

    End Point Assessment (EPA)

    Each apprenticeship works towards an independent End Point Assessment where the apprentice will be assessed to see if they have achieved and can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours required in their occupational role.

    Preparation for the End-Point Assessment process will be tailored to the apprenticeship and will begin in the final year of studies. Successful completion of EPA will lead to the award of the qualification (where applicable) and the apprenticeship certificate. End Point assessment typically involves submitting a work-based project and professional discussion to confirm competence but will vary for each apprenticeship. The course leader will provide more information about your programme requirements. 

    Let us be your guide...

    For course related enquiries please contact:

    Apprenticeships Team
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815054
    Contact us: Enquiry Form


    Chartered Surveyors may work for the public or private sector and could be involved in a wide range of specialised rural projects. These may include high value machinery auctions, large construction projects, land sales, change of property use negotiations, asset valuations, tidal defence projects, valuation advice in relation to a range of land and property types, management of large rural estates, representing clients affected by major infrastructure projects, delivering farm business advice, providing legal advice to land owners and assessing the impact of capital taxation on land and property assets.


    Accredited by: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

    Successful apprentices will achieve our BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management and progress to the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence in order to achieve full Chartered Membership of RICS as part of the End Point Assessment (EPA). The degree incorporates both vocational and academic elements with supervision and ongoing assessment. Successfully completing both degree and EPA guarantees completion of the Degree Apprenticeship Standard.

    Fees and costs

    The latest information can be found on our Funding for Degree Apprenticeships page.


    Whilst every opportunity has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this course page, Harper Adams University wishes to emphasise that the content is regularly reviewed and is subject to change from time-to-time as required. Our courses undergo reviews to ensure they are flexible, relevant and as up-to-date as possible.

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