Quantity Surveying: Foundation


150 Hours Formal CPD

Quantity Surveyors around the world lead on costing new buildings or developments supplied by architects and engineers. Take the first steps towards a career as a quantity surveyor with our 6 month foundation course.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply the practices and procedures of international quantity surveying
  • Demonstrate forms of construction for various property types
  • Evaluate the factors which affect the cost of a building
  • Undertake the quantification and costing of construction works
  • Differentiate between the types of procurement strategies
  • Apply cost planning methods to control the financial aspect of a project
  • Evaluate the sources of cost data relating to a construction
  • Identify the contractual requirements and procedures relevant construction finances
  • Report and forecast costs during the construction phase
  • Manage various aspects of a project, including change procedures and accounts
  • Identify general contractual provisions for a construction project
  • Apply the implication of Building Information Modeling to QS projects
  • Upcoming Dates

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    8 December 2017 - 10:00am
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    22 February 2018 - 10:00am
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    Course information

    Course Overview

    When you’re starting out in Quantity Surveying, it’s so important to build up vital core knowledge that you can apply to your work on construction projects. This means building up a fundamental grounding in the areas of construction technology, procurement, design economics, cost of construction works, financial management, and commercial management.

    To assist you in gaining the key skills of a quantity surveyor, we have developed a foundation programme on the underpinning principles of this profession. This includes expert instruction on the fundamentals of cost evaluation, procurement types, contract provisions, cost planning, change management, and project final control methods.

    By taking this course, you will learn about quantity surveying from the ground up, so you can work autonomously or part of a project team on a variety on construction project tasks.

    Course Modules

    Module 1 – Introduction to foundation quantity surveying

    Module 2 – Construction technology and environmental services

    Module 3 – Procurement and tendering

    Module 4 – Design economics and cost planning

    Module 5 – Quantification and costing of construction works

    Module 6 – Contract Practice and Contract administration

    Module 7  – Project Financial Control and Reporting

    For more information on the topics covered within each unit, please see the detailed course guide link contained in the Additional Information area

    Who is this course for?

    • Construction professionals who want to learn about the key underpinning principles of quantity surveying
    • Professionals thinking of moving into the quantity surveying profession
    • Other professionals in the built environment who are looking to learn the fundamentals of quantity surveying


    Further Guidance

    +44 (0) 24 768 685 84

    Additional information

    Next available start date: 8 December 2017 - 10:00am

    Enrollment duration: 180 Days

    Languages: English

    Category: Construction

    Member price: £695.00

    Price: £795.00

    Detailed course guide

    Course Type: Distance Learning