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Building Surveyor Training - CPD Accredited

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Offer ends 31 January 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
6 Hours
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12 Months
5 CPD points / hours
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Take steps to become a qualified building surveyor and learn what work goes into a building or property inspection, the skills desired for this role, and the career opportunities in this field, with the Building Surveyor Training course. This course has been designed to provide an in-depth introduction to property surveying – from the different types of survey, to how to conduct a report.

This course explores in detail the procedures of a building survey, how to check a building for defects, what to look for when assessing a building, and the structure of a building surveyor report. This course is ideal for beginners who are new to the field and require basic training. Key topics include contracts and fees, external inspections, damage assessment and building safety.

Highlights of The Building Surveyor Training:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the role and responsibilities of a building surveyor
  • Familiarise with the building survey checklist and the stages involved in inspecting the condition of a property
  • Learn about the different types of surveys and what checks are included in each one
  • Develop the essential skills and knowledge required to become a qualified building surveyor
  • Understand the work that goes into ground level and above ground level investigations
  • Know what to look for when inspecting a property for defects and the safety regulations involved
  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to write a report and make a professional valuation of a property

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Course Curriculum

We’ve taken this comprehensive Building Surveyor Training course and broken it down into 12 manageable module which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of this skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.

This course is designed with the following modules:

Module 01: Building Survey: A Brief Story

  • Introduction to Building Survey
  • The Development of Building Surveying in the UK
  • Building Surveying and Economic Cycles
  • Aims of Building Survey

Module 02: General Principles in Building Survey

  • Types of Survey
  • Synchronic and Diachronic Surveys
  • Stock Condition Surveys
  • Quality Initiatives for Housing
  • Other Initiatives

Module 03: Requirements of a Building Surveyor

  • Surveyor’s Responsibilities
  • Contracts and Fees
  • Cost and Timing of Surveys
  • Roles of Building Surveyor
  • Skills and Quality of Building Surveyor

Module 04: The Procedure of the Building Survey

  • Preliminaries
  • Roof Spaces
  • Room-by-Room Inspection
  • Basements, Cellars and Sub-Floor
  • External Inspection of Roofs
  • The Elevations
  • Drains
  • Dealing With Occupies
  • Trellis
  • Typical Defects in Residential Property

Module 05: Beginning of the Survey: Foundation

  • Design
  • Subsoils
  • Assessment of Damage
  • Remedies
  • Drains and Foundations
  • Mining and Filled Ground
  • Landslips and Coastal Erosion
  • Geological Survey Maps

Module 06: In-depth Survey in Walls

  • Choice of Brick and Stone
  • Usage of Cavity Walls
  • Types of Mortars and Bonding
  • Defect in Lintels
  • Wall Layout Measurement
  • Slenderness Ratio of Wall
  • Dampness in Building
  • Thermal Insulation Requirements
  • Sound Insulation Requirements
  • Defective Materials and Chemical Action
  • Frost Defects
  • Bulging Walls and Crack
  • Mine Waste: Mundic

Module 07: Ground Level Investigation: Floors

  • Suspended Timber Floors
  • Solid Floors
  • Suspended Concrete Floors
  • Floors generally

Module 08: Investigation above the Ground: Roofs and Chimneys

  • Life of roof coverings
  • Examine the Pitched roofs
  • Possible Defects of Flat roofs
  • Risks Associated with Thatch
  • Roof Coverings in General
  • Detailing
  • Chimney Stacks and Copings
  • Gutters

Module 09: Inspection through Joinery and Woodwork

  • Doors and Windows
  • Skirtings, Architraves and Picture Rails
  • Cupboard Fitments
  • Ironmongery
  • Examination of Defects
  • Common Defects

Module 10: Finishes and Surfaces of the Building

  • Plaster Finishes
  • Other Wall and Ceiling Finishes
  • Condensation Problems
  • Reasons Behind Poor Surface Finish
  • Building’s Exterior and Interior Protection
  • Examining Tiled Surfaces
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Risk, Probability and Asbestos

Module 11: Defects in Other Services

  • Maintaining Electrical Regulation
  • Gas Service and Related Defects
  • Examining Water Supply
  • Central Heating System
  • Inspection of System Control
  • Underfloor and Ceiling Heating
  • Solar Heating and Wind Power Panel
  • Several Kind of Drainage Defects
  • Comprehensive Testing

Module 12: Report Writing in Building Survey

  • Presentation of Report
  • Essential Report Writing Criteria
  • Arrangement of Information
  • Formatting the Report
  • Proper Valuations of the Property

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for aspiring building surveyors who wish to gain the relevant skills and knowledge to fast track their career. It is a beginners course for those who are new to the field and are not yet qualified for the role. This course has no entry requirements and can be studied part-time or full-time, at your convenience.

Career path

On successful completion of this course, learners will have the fundamental skills and knowledge to kickstart a career in building surveying, with the potential to earn a high salary. Related professions in this field include:

  • Chartered Building Surveyor
  • Apprentice Building Surveyor
  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Project Surveyor

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David Leigh asked:

Is that price of £14 for each module or for all the modules?


Dear David, Thank you for your inquiry. For all the modules. Thanks

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seyed yousef amiri asked:

what you mean of duration is 6 hours


Dear Seyed, Thank you for contacting us. The estimated course duration is 06 hours of continuous study. However, you will get one year access to the course after purchasing and you can complete it anytime within a year. Thanks

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