How to become a building surveyor
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- a graduate training scheme
You'll usually need a degree or professional qualification approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in a subject like:
- civil engineering
- building engineering
If your degree is in a different subject like economics, law or maths, you could take an accredited postgraduate qualification in surveying.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course
You may be able to do a chartered surveyor degree apprenticeship.
To do this apprenticeship, you'll need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
If you have a relevant foundation degree or higher national diploma and are working, for example as a surveying technician, you may be able to do further qualifications on the job.
You could get a postgraduate qualification through a graduate trainee scheme with a company, or through distance learning with the University College of Estate Management.
- you can register with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors to become a chartered surveyor through the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) scheme