LABC building control apprenticeships
This page contains information on local authority building control apprenticeships. Here you'll discover what it is that building control surveyors do, the entry requirements for the apprenticeship, information about building control qualifications, and much more.
First, what exactly do building control surveyors do?
As a LABC building control surveyor you'll be employed by a local authority in the capacity of enforcing the Building Act and Regulations. You'll typically work as part of a team including technical support administrators and other surveyors of varying expertise and experience usually reporting to a building control manager.
As part of your role, you'll provide an impartial, independent and accountable third party service certifying that building work achieves compliance with minimum standards, namely those set out in the Building Regulations.
Building control differs from other surveying roles in that building control surveyors perform what is essentially an enforcement function, ensuring compliance through the Building Act 1984.
In addition to construction technology, a building control surveyor requires a full working knowledge of the Building Regulations and associated legislation (in force at the time work has been carried out) in relation to areas such as structural, thermal, fire, acoustics, ventilation and inclusive design.
As this is a highly client-facing role you'll be an excellent communicator, diplomatic and assertive with the ability to remain impartial when using the powers conferred on you to prosecute if necessary to protect the health and safety of people, and the wider environment.
Video: Peter Axford talks about his building control apprenticeship
Watch the video to see Peter from Warrington Borough Council talk about his experience, day-to-day work and the qualifications that are helping him progress his career in building control.
Level 6 BSc (Hons) in Building Control (Apprenticeship Degree) - University of Wolverhampton
The course content has been written in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton and LABC to ensure content is relevant for local authority public service surveyors.
- Credit value - 360
- Four years (part-time)
- Specialisms - Domestic, non-domestic, high rise, high risk and specialist buildings
- Levy funding has been approved - find details here
- Delivered and awarded by the University of Wolverhampton - online learning with residential block release periods
- Following the degree's End Point Assessment graduates have the choice to become chartered members of certain construction industry professional bodies.
The BSc (Hons) in Building Control (Apprenticeship Degree) has been approved for delivery by The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfA). Funding is now available - visit the Institute for Apprenticeships and the University of Wolverhampton websites for further details or contact the LABC learning team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The apprenticeship degree programme provides local authority employees with the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to be a competent local authority building control surveyor.
Upon completion of the four year 360 credit level 6 apprenticeship degree, you'll gain a BSc (Hons) in Building Control Surveying.
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