Diploma in Residential Surveying.

An in-depth training programme for those who wish to undertake residential condition surveys and gain knowledge on residential construction and pathology.

Qualification overview


The Diploma is a vocationally related qualification, meaning it gives you the skills and knowledge to be a well-rounded residential surveyor. It is ideal for those who are already a member of RICS through a different route to membership e.g. commercial property, but who want a change of direction in their career. The qualification is accredited by CABE.

Key features

  • Level 6 vocational related Diploma to enable existing property professionals to gain knowledge on residential construction and pathology
  • Training material and course training days delivered by industry leaders
  • Provides in-depth training and assessment
  • Study is part time so you can complete it whilst continuing to work in your current job
  • Accredited by CABE

Qualification summary


Qualification type:
Level 6 vocational related Diploma


Awarding body:
Awarding Body for the Built Environment (ABBE)


Learning credits:
52


Study method:
Part-time blended learning including a mix of face-to-face and virtual sessions


Qualification duration:
18-22 months


Qualification outcome:
Diploma in Residential Surveying

Qualification details

Training

Training lasts for 14 months and is delivered via a mix of face-to-face and online learning. It includes the following modules:

    1. Being A Professional
      This module discusses everything it means to be professional and introduces ethics, client care, communication, regulation, and professional conduct. It covers conflict avoidance, management, and dispute resolution procedures.
    2. Law
      Law underpins the whole qualification. This module introduces law and discusses how it is made and introduces some land law concepts such as easements, restrictive covenants, contract law, negligence, and occupiers liability. It also covers legal and regulatory compliance.
    3. Property Research and Observation
      Observational and research skills are essential for surveying and these modules introduce completing thorough property research as well as developing the skills needed to ’see’ and record those observations in residential properties. This module also includes the importance of keeping property records and data management and introduces health and safety.
    4. Investigating Residential Property – Case Study Properties
      This module focus on how properties are built and what can go wrong. They look at sites, foundations, floors, roofs, walls, and joinery. We explore how residential buildings should be correctly built and the process of diagnosing the cause of defects such as building movement, dampness etc. The interactive sessions will focus on case study properties.
    5. Investigating Residential Property – Building Services
      This module looks at service systems and what can go wrong. It covers inspection and testing of electrical systems, heating services, plumbing and drainage.
    6. Inspecting Property
      Building upon the observation and recording skills from earlier in the course, this focuses on the inspection ‘agenda’ and equipment. It covers property measurement in depth (including industry regulatory standards) and looks at residential rebuilding costs. It also covers health and safety whilst on site.
    7. Investigating Residential Property – Practical days
      The practical days are site visits to a range of real properties to carry out a full inspection followed by a detailed analysis of the findings to determine what defects might exist and how impactful they would be on the owner. Please note: regardless of course location, these site visits take place in Milton Keynes.
    8. Introduction to Assessment
      This covers the preparation needed for the assessment process, how to present evidence for your qualification, and an overview of how to use the online e-portfolio system.
    9. Energy & Sustainability
      This module focuses on sustainability using the ‘three pillar’ framework. It looks in depth at energy efficiency and how appropriate energy improvement measures and renewable technologies can contribute to the carbon saving agenda. It covers RdSAP conventions as part of this, but the course does not give you the ability to produce EPCs.

Assessment

Once the training is complete, you will then produce a portfolio of evidence for assessment. This will include 10 condition reports so that you can demonstrate your technical knowledge, as well as written tasks to assess your business and interpersonal skills. This is followed by a multiple-choice examination.

How long does it take?

The training takes 14 months, and once this is complete you move onto assessment. The assessment should take around 12 months to complete.

Trainer expertise

The training is delivered by leading surveying practitioners – many of whom deliver training for RICS and have written much of the industry guidance and text books that are used on the Diploma.

How much study do I need to undertake?

This depends on the relevance of your past work experience and your individual learning style. Most learners dedicate minimum 10 -15 hours each week to study.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal requirements for entry onto this qualification. However, learners should be able to demonstrate English Writing, Mathematics and IT skills comprehension at a level equivalent to an A-C GCSE.

Who is the Qualification designed for?

The Diploma is designed for those who wish to undertake residential condition surveys and gain knowledge on residential construction and pathology. Ideal for those who are already a member of RICS or CABE but qualified through a different pathway e.g. commercial property or building control.

What is a Residential Surveyor?

A residential surveyor deals with all aspects of residential property. Principal activities are valuing and surveying property as well as the management, purchase, sale, or leasing of land and property.

To find out more about the exciting role of a residential surveyor, visit our Careers & Rewards section.

Course Fees

Developing yourself and advancing your career is one of the most rewarding things you can do. The Level 6 Diploma in Residential Surveying is not just a course, it’s an investment in your future, propelling you into an exciting and fulfilling profession. The total cost of the diploma if you pay upfront is £10,945 (inc. VAT). We have also created some pay monthly options to give as much flexibility as possible.  

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Course Intakes

The majority of the diploma is delivered through virtual classrooms and online learning, with 8 face-to-face classroom days delivered at your chosen course location and a further 4 practical days delivered at our training properties in Milton Keynes.

The current intakes open for booking can be found below. Refreshments and lunch are provided on all days.

Bristol
Training in Bristol will commence with the Induction Day (virtual) on 22nd June 2023. 8 days are delivered face-to-face in the classroom, 4 are practical days which are held in Milton Keynes and the rest are held virtually.

Venue details: Novotel Bristol Centre, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6HY
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Kent
Training in Kent will commence with the Induction Day (virtual) on 21st July 2023. 8 days are delivered face-to-face in the classroom, 4 are practical days which are held in Milton Keynes and the rest are held virtually.

Venue details: Village Hotel, Castle View, Forstal Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AQ
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Birmingham
Training in Birmingham will commence with the Induction Day (virtual) on 6th September 2023. 8 days are delivered face-to-face in the classroom, 4 are practical days which are held in Milton Keynes and the rest are held virtually.

Venue details: Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston St, Birmingham, B4 7ET
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Milton Keynes
Training in Milton Keynes will commence with the Induction Day (virtual) on 14th September 2023. 8 days are delivered face-to-face in the classroom, 4 are practical days which are held in Milton Keynes and the rest are held virtually.

Venue details: Kents Hill Park Training & Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ
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York
Training in York will commence with the Induction Day (virtual) on 4th October 2023. 8 days are delivered face-to-face in the classroom, 4 are practical days which are held in Milton Keynes and the rest are held virtually.

Venue details: York Biotech Campus, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ
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