SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2K225337
Module Leader Duncan Cartlidge
School School for Work Based Education
Subject SCWBE
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Measurement 1 or equivalent

Summary of Content

A study of more advanced measurement and practice, including: 1. Measurement of the remaining domestic scale elements commenced in Level 1; 2. Interpretation of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors New Rules of Measurement 2 - Detailed measurement for building work 1st Edition April 2012 relating to Employer's requirements and Contractor's general cost items for bills of quantities and work packages; 3. Measurement of Civil Engineering works; 4 . Introduction to measurement of more complex construction including framed structures and masonry. The percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the Independent Learning "Activity Type" ,is 82 %. There is no Work Based Assessment, but reflective learning is encouraged.


Continuation of the work begun in Measurement 1 and more advanced construction including: - Domestic hot and cold water installations; - Domestic electrical installations; - Reinforced concrete frames; - Civil engineering measurement: - Measurement using NRM1 - Masonry and - Finishes

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, the apprentice should be able to:1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of more advanced forms of measurement and ability to apply, assess and interpret the interface of written and drawn information.2. Show discerning understanding of more advanced design principles and construction technology in the assessment of risk, and production of tender documentation.3. Apply theoretical learning to practical tasks involving the principles of measurement and good practice, in the context of more advanced forms of construction.4. Assess and apply formalised codes of measurement practice in the production of bills of quantities and tender documentation.5. Assess and form sound judgements in the adaptation of the current methods of measurement of building and civil engineering works guidelines to suit given situations, exercising personal and professional integrity.6. Apply cognitive skills relating to the module, demonstrating logical and effective problem solving abilities, exercising critical and sound judgement in workshop situations and through assessed work.7. Apply technical knowledge in the assimilation, and interpretation of differing formats of information, whilst being aware of deficiencies in the amount and content of information provided by others.8. Work independently, and organise and apply effective time management in the solving of problems related to the discipline.9. Use effective communication skills, (written, oral and listening), necessary for the assimilation and solving of problems.[A2, A4, A6, B2, B4]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The purpose of this module is to assist the student in gaining confidence in relating aspects of construction measurement to the requirements of the current rules of measurement using judgement and good communication skills. The strategy also seeks to help the student gain competence in relating construction situations to a contractor's resourcing of a given project as detailed in The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors New Rules of Measurement 2 - Detailed measurement for building work 1st Edition and also refer to International Construction Measurement Standards [ICMS]. In the context of a work based ethos, teaching and learning methods use authentic work based scenarios to promote action learning, inquiry based learning, problem based learning and peer learning. These approaches directly involve the apprentice in the process of learning and also encourage collaborative learning. The module will begin with 2 days of introductory seminars to provide the apprentices with a clear understanding of the curriculum and assessment requirements of the module and to engage in question / answers sessions. The remainder of the module is delivered online via GCULearn. The online component is structured using a week by week template and guides the apprentice through the subject learning and assessment requirements of the module. A range of resources such as PowerPoint, Camtasia, video clips, web links and other tailored learning relevant to the module topics are used.. Learners will be supported throughout by the module team. This includes the lecturers, work based / industrial mentors and Academic Development Tutors. Clear sign posting will ensure that module learning outcomes are progressed, reinforced though a carefully mapped formative assessment of concepts / strategies and the application of critical subject matter. This facilitates an evaluation of the level of comprehension attained by the apprentice and also enables the module team to provide support and guidance as required through email, GCULearn announcements, blogs, skype of Collaborate discussions. Summative assessments are compulsory. A mark of 35% must be achieved for each summative assessment and an overall / aggregate mark of 40% must be achieved.

Indicative Reading

Essential Text: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors New Rules of Measurement 2 - Detailed measurement for building work (April 2012) 1st Edition ISBN: 978-1-84219-716-5. Recommended Texts: Cartlidge, D. (2017) Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book, 3 rd Ed, Routledge ISBN 978-1-138-69836-9. RICS professional statement; RICS property measurement 2nd edition 2018 ISBN 978-1-78321-217-0. Trench, W. & Lee, S. (2014) Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying, 12th Edition (2014). Blackwell Publishing Ltd. - Note - not NRM2 compliant but good for measurement conventions: ISBN 978-1-118-49920-7. International Construction Measurement Standards (July 2017): Published by the International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMSC) ISBN: 978-1-78321-197-5.

Transferrable Skills

The development of: 1. Communication skills, analysis and evaluation. 2. Powers of interpretation of construction drawings and related specifications. 3. Creative thinking and independent judgement. 4. The generation, interpretation and presentation of complex data in conformity with established methodologies, formats and conventions. 5. Competence in computerised applications. [C1, C2, C3, C5, D1, D3-D6, E1, E5, E6, E7]

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 24.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 164.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 01 2.00 40.00 35% On-line Class Test - measurement exercise
Course Work 01 n/a 60.00 35% Measurement exercises related to works contained within syllabus