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Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) in Surveying Practice

University College of Estate Management
Length: 1 year
Education level: Graduate certificate
Location: Online / distance program

Program description

Program description

Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) in Surveying Practice

The UCEM Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) is designed to provide access to higher education study for a wide range of applicants. These may include those who wish to enter the real estate and surveying professions but lack the appropriate academic qualifications, those who already work in the surveying industry seeking career progression and recognition and those who are self-employed and require more formal and/or professional qualifications.

It will also be available to those not currently employed within, but who are interested in joining, the sector and wish to be employed therein.

Why study this programme?

  • Develop students’ ability to engage with the professional environment in order to describe, explain, analyse and report on surveying and business issues within the context of the real estate and construction sectors
  • Provide both current and aspiring built environment and surveying professionals with an opportunity to develop appropriate skills and competencies in an area of construction and real estate that allows them to enhance their careers
  • Provide an educational programme that is sufficiently flexible to give access to appropriately motivated students to allow them entry onto a Bachelor of Science Honours degree programme

Course outline

Below is a list of the modules included in this course. Full module descriptions and the structure which they follow can be found on the University's website.

  • Technical and Professional Communication
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Building, Environment, Technology and Simple Construction
  • Introduction to Real Estate Practice
  • Introduction to Construction Practice
  • Introduction to Building Surveying Practice
  • Technical and Professional Communication
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • People and Organisational Management
  • Resources Management

Admission requirements

Entrants to this Programme are normally required to have attained one of the following:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)


  • A Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework in England (RQF). For example the following qualifications can be considered for entry: Key Skills level 2, NVQ level 2, Skills for Life level 2, BTEC award, certificate or diploma level 2, Functional skills level 2, Cambridge National level 2, Cambridge Technical level 2. The academic level of International qualifications will be assessed using UK NARIC.

Language requirements

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English Language or English Literature (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), or an equivalent qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact:[email protected]
  • Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.0 in the reading, writing and listening modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test administered by the British Council in the Social Sciences academic module
  • 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test

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University College of Estate Management

University College of Estate Management
Horizons, 60 Queen’s Road
RG1 4BS Reading
United Kingdom

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