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45 CPD hours / points
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Learn how to become a sought-after professional in the lucrative Construction Industry and ensure a successful future career.

This Building Quantity Surveying provides a complete training package tailored to anyone who wishes to take part in distance learning. The consists of multiple online learning modules that will teach you all of the requisite skills. You will learn how to give accurate cost estimates, manage materials and equipment, utilise the latest construction technology, create outstanding documents and reports, and understand the UK rules and regulations that you must comply with. Make a significant contribution to the safety and cost-efficiency of the next big building project.

This Building Quantity Surveying Training Level 3 delivers superlative tutorials for anyone wishing to become a Chartered Surveyor or Building Inspector.

With a single payment, you will gain access to Building Quantity Surveying Training Level 3 including 10 premium Construction Management courses, an original hardcopy certificate, transcript and a student ID card which will allow you to get discounts on things like music, food, travel and clothes etc.

What other courses are included with this building Quantity Surveying Level 3?

  • Course 01: Real Estate Investor Level 3
  • Course 02: Construction Cost Estimation Diploma
  • Course 03: Construction Estimation using RSMeans Course
  • Course 04: Property Law and Legislation
  • Course 05: Manual Handling Level 2
  • Course 06: Workplace Health and Safety Diploma
  • Course 07: RIDDOR Training
  • Course 08: Working at Height Awareness Diploma
  • Course 09: Office Skills
  • Course 10: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness

Building Quantity Surveying Level 3 will provide you with the CPD qualifications that you’ll need to succeed.

Learning Outcomes of Building Quantity Surveying:

  • Explore the building law principles
  • Learn about building procurement and contract administration
  • Study building technology
  • Learn about how to carry out cost estimation
  • Understand the factors which may influence cost estimation
  • Study cost management as a Building Quantity Surveyor
  • Explore how to manage materials for construction
  • Learn about building pathology
  • Study building adaptation
  • Discover how to accurately write reports as a Building Quantity Surveyor
  • Explore the legal aspects of a career as a Building Quantity Surveyor

Experienced tutors and mentors will be there for you whenever you need them, and solve all your queries through email and chat boxes.

Why choose Building Quantity Surveying Level 3? Count the ways that it can help you…

  1. One payment, but lifetime access to 11 CPD courses
  2. Certificate, Transcript, student ID everything included in a one-time fee
  3. No need to worry about hidden charges
  4. CPD accredited qualifications will be sent directly to you
  5. One-on-one help assistance on every weekday
  6. Practical and honest assessments performed immediately
  7. Personal PDF certificate awarded on passing
  8. Original copies of your exam certificate and transcript sent the next working day
  9. Gain valuable and recognised experience without leaving your home


45 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Learn how to become a crucial part of the construction industry and gain the skills for a lucrative career with our Quantity Surveyor Diploma. A significant building project will never leave the planning stages without a Quantity Surveyor there to make it happen. There are still many opportunities for a skilled Quantity Surveyor to make their mark in the UK building sector, and an online course may be the best option for learners currently.

You will be given expert guidance on all aspects of the role, and even the history, of the Quantity Surveyor. The information has been gained from industry professionals and offers you the chance to earn a diploma of achievement in the art of Quantity Surveying.


***Building Quantity Surveying Level 3***

Quantity Surveying - Module 01:
Building Law Principles

  • What is a Contract?
  • Essential Elements of Contracts
  • What are Building Contracts?
  • What is Contract Law?
  • Principles of contract law
  • Negligence and the duty of care
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • The Land Law
    • The doctrine of tenure
    • The doctrine of Estates
    • Ownership of Possession
    • Equity
    • Trusts of land

Quantity Surveying - Module 02:
Building Procurement and Contract Administration

  • Parties and professionals in the construction process
  • Types of a contractual arrangement
    • Fixed Price Contracts
    • Cost Reimbursement Contracts
    • Target Cost Contracts
    • Management and Construction Management Contracts
    • Design and Build Contracts
    • Continuity Contracts
  • Typical Contract Documents
  • Pre-contract Cost Control
  • Tendering Procedure
  • Contract Administration

Quantity Surveying - Module 03:
Building Technology

  • Introduction
  • Building Elements
  • Building Loads
  • The Functional Requirements of a Building
    • Strength and Stability
    • Weather Resistance
    • Fire Resistance
    • Thermal Insulation
    • Sound Insulation
    • Durability
    • Appearance
    • Quality
  • Site Investigation and the type of Ground
    • The Desk Study
    • The Physical or Site Study
    • The rock
    • Soil
    • The trial pit
    • The auger
    • The core sampler
    • Site testing
    • Laboratory Testing
    • Forms of Investigation
    • The Type of Ground
    • Soil Investigations
    • Soil Testing

Quantity Surveying - Module 4:
Cost Estimation

  • What Is an Estimate?
  • The Main Types of Construction Cost Estimates
    • Detailed Estimate
    • Assembly Estimating
    • Square-Foot Estimates
    • Parametric Estimates
    • Model Estimates
    • Project Comparison Estimates
  • Conceptual Estimates
  • Preliminary Estimates and Cost Planning
  • Preparing Construction Estimates
  • Project Delivery Systems and Estimating
  • Estimates for Different Types of Contracts
  • Estimating Methods
  • Single-rate approximate estimating
    • Unit of accommodation method
    • Floor area method
    • Building volume method
  • Multiple-rate approximate estimating
    • Elemental cost plans
  • Analytical estimating
  • Operational estimating
  • Summary

Quantity Surveying - Module 5:
Elements and Factors influencing Cost Estimation

    • The Elements of a Construction Cost Estimate
      • Amount Departure
      • Work Hours
      • Work Rates
      • The Expense of Gear
      • Cost of Materials
      • Subcontractor Quotes
      • Aberrant Expenses
  • Fundamental Factors of Construction Cost
    • Productivity
    • Local Labour Demand & Supply
    • Labour Force Cost of Living
    • Global Markets
    • Local Materials
    • Building Codes
    • Construction Labor Cost Factors
    • Factors Affecting Material Cost in Construction
    • How Overhead and Profit Impact Construction Cost
  • Summary

Quantity Surveying - Module 6:
Cost Management

  • Cost Types
    • Additional Costs
  • Detailed Cost
  • Tendering Cost Estimate
  • Cost Estimate to Project Control
  • Economic Analysis of Project Cost
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Organisation Breakdown Structure
    • Work Packages
    • Cost Control
  • Cash flow Calculation
    • Cash Flow During the Project
    • Impact on Increasing Cost
    • Impact of Operation Efficiency

Quantity Surveying - Module 7:
Management of Material for construction

  • Types of Materials
  • Purchase of Materials and Equipment
  • Planning and Control of Materials
  • Stores and Inventory Control
  • Importance of Material Management
  • Issues Confronting Material Management
  • Quality Specification
  • Centralised versus Decentralised Purchasing
  • Issues Relating to Storage and Material Handling Optimum level of inventory
  • Receiving Inspection Record Keeping
  • Material Handling and Equipment
  • Material Management in Construction

Quantity Surveying - Module 8:
Building Pathology

  • What is Building Pathology?
  • Cracking in buildings
    • Causes of Cracks
    • Size of Cracks
    • Shapes of Cracks
  • Dampness in buildings
    • Condensation
    • Rising Damp
    • Penetrating Damp
    • Observation
    • Moisture Meter
    • Laboratory Techniques
    • Temperature and Humidity Measurement
    • Causes of Damp
    • Identifying Damp
  • Deleterious materials
  • Cladding failures

Quantity Surveying - Module 9:
Building Adaption

  • What is Adaptation
  • Adaptability Criteria
  • Reasons for Adapting Buildings
    • Available Grants
    • Timing
    • Deterioration
    • Performance
    • Change of Use
    • Legal Restraints
    • Conservation
    • Sustainability
  • The Decision to Adapt a Building
    • Durability
    • Adaptability
    • Energy Efficient
    • Weather-tightness
    • Comfortable
  • Feasibility
    • Viability
    • Practicality
    • Utility
    • Feasibility Criteria
    • Basic Design Criteria
    • Summary
  • Adaptive reuses
    • Adaptive Reuse Options
  • Lateral and vertical extensions
    • Front Extensions
    • End Extensions
    • Side Extensions
    • Rear Extensions
    • Corner Extensions
    • Loft Extensions
    • Basement Extension
    • What is Lateral Extension?
    • Criteria Used to Determine Whether a Development is an extension?
    • Advantage and Disadvantages of Extending Building
    • Forms of Lateral Extension
    • What is Vertical Extension?
  • Principles and aspects of Refurbishment
    • Common Areas
    • Main Reception Areas
    • Office Floor
    • Conference Rooms
    • Toilets
    • Kitchen and Restrooms
    • Leisure Facilities
    • What is Refurbishment?
    • The Need for Refurbishment
    • Typical Internal Refurbishment
  • Sustainable adaptation
    • Climate Change
    • Government Policy Changes
    • Significance of Sustainability
    • Importance of Sustainable Adaptation
    • Requirements for Sustainable Adaptation

How will I get my certificate?

At the end of the Building Quantity Surveying, there will be a written assignment test which you can take either during or after the course. After successfully completing the test you will be able to order your CPD Accredited Certificate as proof of your achievement.

  • PDF Certificate: Free (Previously it was £10)
  • Hardcopy Certificate: Free (Previously it was £20)

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this Building Quantity Surveying. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.


Our Building Quantity SurveyingLevel 3 is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. This course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

Career path

This course is designed for those who work in the building and construction industry and need Quantity Surveying skills. As such, it covers the following careers and roles:

  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Project Manager
  • Building Site Manager
  • Architect
  • Quantity Surveying Apprentice
  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Associate Quantity Surveyor
  • Project Quantity Surveyor

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.