SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K225342
Module Leader Duncan Cartlidge
School School for Work Based Education
Subject SCWBE
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

This module covers topics applicable to contemporary quantity surveying practice and includes the following; -359b7 Ethics and ethical practice b7 Business practice b7 Negotiation b7 Change management b7 Digital building / data analysis / BIM b7 International markets Collaborative working The percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the Independent Learning "Activity Type", is 84%. The percentage of Work Based Assessment for this module is 50%, which is represented by Coursework 1.


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Ethics and ethical practice Business practice Change management International markets Digital building BIM / data analysis

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the apprentice should be able to:1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the changing nature of quantity surveying practice on both the supply and demand side of the industry in the UK2. Identify and show critical understanding of Global markets.3. Understand and have detailed knowledge of the importance of ethical practice.4. Understand and have detailed knowledge of the need to change to meet the needs of new business environments.5. Understand and have detailed knowledge of the ways by which BIM and other digital information methods will impact on quantity surveying practice.6. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of business practice.7. Demonstrate the ability to negotiate.[A2, A3, A4-A6, B1-B5]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The essential purpose of this module is to provide the student with the time and space to develop an understanding of the context and principles of contemporary QS practice. 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. In addition, at this academic level students are expected to take a critical stance as they draw on academic theories and techniques in order to frame, analyse and solve actual work-based problems. 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 -1 Reading -1 Cartlidge -1 D. (2018) -1 New-10 Aspects -1 of Quantity-1 Surveying Practice (4th Edition),-1 Routledge (ISBN 978-1-138-67376-2 ). H.M. -1 Treasury (2012), A-10 -1 new -1 approach to -1 public-private partnerships: ISBN 978-1-909096-14-1.-1 RICS, (2017)-1 RICS -1 professional standards -1 and -1 guidance, -1 global -1 Conflicts -1 of -1 interest -1 1st -1 edition, -1 RICS : ISBN 978 1 78321 188 3-1 RICS (2017)-1 Professional-1 standards-1 and -1 guidance, -1 UK -4 Value management -1 and value-1 engineering -1 1st -1 edition, QS & -1 Construction Professional-1 Group-1 of the -1 Royal Institution-1 of -1 Chartered Surveyors: ISBN ISBN 978 1 7832 182 1. Mosey -1 D. (2009)-1 Early-1 Contractor Involvement-1 in Building-1 Procurement: -1 Contracts, Partnering-1 and Project Management, Wiley-Blackwell: ISBN 978-1-405-196451. Recommended Reading -1 Pittard S. Sell P. (2015)-1 BIM -1 and Quantity-1 Surveying.-1 Routledge (ISBN 978-0-415-87043-6 ). RICS, (2015)-1 RICS Futures,-1 Our changing-1 world : -1 let's -1 be ready-1 : <> . King's-1 College -1 Centre -1 of -1 Construction -1 Law -1 and -1 Dispute -1 Resolution (2016) Enabling-1 BIM-4 Through -1 procurement -1 and -1 Contracts: <> . -1 Cousins S. (2016),-1 Is BIM -1 worth -1 paying a -1 premium for?-1 CIOB/BIM+ -1 University -1 of -1 Northumbria (2007) -1 CMAA-8 Industry-1 Report -1 2007: ISSN 1756-2473. -1 Digital Built-1 Britain-1 Level 3 Building-1 Information-1 Modelling-1 - Strategic-1 Plan-1 HM Government: <>. -1 Chevin -1 D. (2017)-1 CIOB BIM+ ,It's-1 time-1 to -1 plug the-1 BIM knowledge -1 gap, -1 CIOB: <> . International-1 Ethics Standards-1 Coalition (IESC), (2016) 'An-1 ethical framework-1 for-1 global -1 property market' : ISBN 978-1-78321-1777-7. -1 NBS (2018)-1 NBS -1 National -1 Construction -1 Contracts -1 and -1 Law Survey: file:///C:/Users/mgi5/Downloads/nbs-national-construction-contracts-and-law-report-2018.pdf <file:///C:Usersmgi5Downloadsnbs-national-construction-contracts-and-law-report-2018.pdf> -1 RIBA-9 Enterprises - -1 Construction -1 2025 (2013)-1 Industrial-1 Strategy: -1 government -1 and -1 industry -1 in -1 partnership, -1 HM Govt - URN BIS/13/955.

Transferrable Skills

Critical thinking and problem solving , Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject ( the ability to reflect upon the changing nature of quantity surveying and the construction process) Time management ( organising and planning work ) , Planning , monitoring, reviewing and evaluating own learning and development , Information retrieval skills, Group working , IT Skills. [C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D4-D6, E1, E5-E7]

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 168.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 50.00 35% Individual coursework
Course Work 02 n/a 50.00 35% Class Test