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Quantity Surveying

Level 5 Endorsed Diploma | 150 CPD Points I Tutor Support | 24x7 Instant Access

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Study method
Online, self-paced
430 hours
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12 months
No formal qualification
150 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Being a Building Quantity Surveying means learning how to manage all contractual and financial aspects of construction projects. The Building Quantity Surveyor online training course will boost your knowledge of the construction process and ensure you are equipped to pursue a career in quantity surveying.

Our Building Quantity Surveyor course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme, ensuring your newly-acquired skills will enhance your professional development. The Building Quantity Surveyor course is also accredited by CPD, with 150 CPD points available to you as proof of your achievement.

Through the Building Quantity Surveyor course, you will learn about the building law principles which need to be kept in consideration at all times during quantity surveying, as well as details on building procurement and construct administration. You will also learn about building technology, how to carry out cost estimation on quantity surveying projects, and the elements and factors which can influence cost estimation.

The Building Quantity Surveyor course has been designed by a team of quantity surveying professionals to ensure that you learn everything you need to know to fast track your career as a Building Quantity Surveyor. Explore the technicalities of cost management as a Building Quantity Surveyor, as well as how to effectively manage material for construction. The Building Quantity Surveyor course will also teach you about the technical aspects of quantity surveying, including building pathology and building adaptation. It will also cover how to write Building Quantity Surveyor reports and the legal aspects of being a Building Quantity Surveyor that you need to be aware of.

What Will I Learn From This Building Quantity Surveyor Course:

  • 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

Why People Enrol This Course from One Education:

  • Eligibility for an Endorsed certificate upon successful completion of this course
  • Access the course through our dedicated online learning platform
  • 24/7 access to tutor support
  • This course is packed with interactive course content
  • Affordable prices and high-quality training
  • Complete the course 100% online, from any internet-enabled device
  • Flexible course deadlines with full access to the course for one year



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Course Curriculum

This Building Quantity Surveyor course is designed with the following modules:

***Building Quantity Surveyor***

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

Module 02:
Building Procurement and Contract Administration

  • Parties and professionals in the construction process
  • Types of a contractual arrangement
  • Typical Contract Documents
  • Pre-contract Cost Control
  • Tendering Procedure
  • Contract Administration

Module 03:
Building Technology

  • Introduction
  • Building Elements
  • Building Loads
  • The Functional Requirements of a Building
  • Site Investigation and the type of Ground

Module 4:
Cost Estimation

  • What Is an Estimate?
  • The Main Types of Construction Cost 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
  • Multiple-rate approximate estimating
  • Analytical estimating
  • Operational estimating
  • Summary

Module 5:
Elements and Factors influencing Cost Estimation

  • The Elements of a Construction Cost Estimate
  • Fundamental Factors of Construction Cost
  • Summary

Module 6:
Cost Management

  • Cost Types
  • Detailed Cost
  • Tendering Cost Estimate
  • Cost Estimate to Project Control
  • Economic Analysis of Project Cost
  • Cash flow Calculation

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

Module 8:
Building Pathology

  • What is Building Pathology?
  • Cracking in buildings
  • Dampness in buildings
  • Deleterious materials
  • Cladding failures

Module 9:
Building Adaption

  • What is Adaptation
  • Adaptability Criteria
  • Reasons for Adapting Buildings
  • The Decision to Adapt a Building
  • Feasibility
  • Adaptive reuses
  • Lateral and vertical extensions
  • Principles and aspects of Refurbishment
  • Sustainable adaptation

Module 10:
Report Writing

  • Introduction
  • Presentation
  • Report Writing Criteria
  • Arrangement Information
  • Format
  • Valuations

Module 11:
Legal Aspects

  • Introduction
  • Negligence Defined
  • Duty of Care
  • Breach of Duty
  • Damages
  • Accuracy of Estimates
  • Brief Reports
  • Parties in Tort
  • Type of Survey Required
  • Professional Negligence Relating to Surveying Buildings
  • Trespass

How is the Building Quantity Surveyor Course assessed?

To simplify the procedure of evaluation and accreditation for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. Upon completion of an online module, you will immediately be given access to a specifically crafted MCQ test. The results will be evaluated instantly, and the score displayed for your perusal. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.

When all tests have been successfully passed, you will be able to order a certificate endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the Building Quantity Surveyor, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their achievement. Hardcopy of this certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme can be ordered and received straight to your home by post, by paying —

  • Within the UK: £109
  • International: £109 + £10 (postal charge) = £119

CPD & IAO Accredited Certification from One Education

After successfully completing this Building Quantity Surveyor, you will qualify for the CPD & IAO accredited certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in both PDF & hardcopy format, which can be received by paying —

  • PDF Certificate: £9
  • Hardcopy Certificate (within the UK): £15
  • Hardcopy Certificate (international): £15 + £10 (postal charge) = £25

Who is this course for?

This Building Quantity Surveyor course is ideal for

  • Students
  • Recent graduates
  • Job Seekers
  • Anyone interested in quantity surveying
  • People already working in the relevant fields and want to polish their knowledge and skill.


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this Building Quantity Surveyor course. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The Building Quantity Surveyor course is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

This Building Quantity Surveyor course will help you procure a job in the relevant field and will allow you to advance your career. Many job roles will be available for you to explore after completing this Building Quantity Surveyor course. This also increases your competency to be eligible for promotions at work.

Enrol now and take your career to the next step with One Education.

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mahmoud asked:

is there certificate of completion for the course?


Dear Mahmoud, Yes, there is a certificate available upon course completion.

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Geoffrey asked:

Is this course an "On Demand Course"


Dear Geoffrey, Thank you for your question. This is not an on-demand course. Thanks

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D asked:

do you email the lessons? or should be able to follow the lessons on the schedule time.


Dear Learner, Thank you for contacting us. After purchasing the course, we will send you an email with the login details within 24 hours. All lectures are available 24 hours a day so that you can access course material from your account anytime during the week, whenever is most convenient for you. Stay Safe Stay Healthy

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Michael asked:

What is the difference between the endorsed certificate and the cpd certificate?


Dear Michael, Thank you for your question. The QLS is more recognised than the CPD. Thanks

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Michael asked:

Does this count towards your cpd for people that are looking to become chartered?


Dear Michael, Thank you for your question. No. To become a chartered quantity surveyor, you will need to finish a diploma or higher education course approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Thanks

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Gladys asked:

Please can I participate in this course from Ghana in Africa?


Hi Gladys, Yes, you can.

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Taimur Khan asked:

After getting all the online classes would there be any exam and after passing that exam we will get any certification?


Dear Taimur, Thank you for your question. After completing the modules, there will be an exam. You can obtain the certificate after completing the exam. Thanks

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Faisal asked:

is this course based on video lectures?


Dear Faisal, Thank you for your question. This is an audio-visual course. Thanks.

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mahmoud asked:

Please do you have any free video ( as a sample for this course), I need to check the quality before participate


Dear Mahmoud, Unfortunately, you cannot see any of the modules of the course before purchasing. However, the course has a 14-day cooling off refund policy. After purchasing the course, if you think that the course is not suitable for you, you can apply for a refund within 14 days.

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mahmoud asked:

Please, is the course will be available forever or for specific time?


Dear Mahmoud, Thanks for your question. This course will be available for 1 year from the date of purchase.

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Cams asked:

Is this course availbel even if I’m not in UK?


Dear Cams, Thank you for your question. This is an online course, and you can do the course from anywhere you want. Thanks

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, 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 Reed Courses, 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.