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Building Control Qualifications

LABC’s ground-breaking qualification pathway is the first and only one of its kind in the United Kingdom.

All our qualifications are supported by the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE). The level four and level five diplomas are delivered by LABC and awarded through the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The BSc Degree will be delivered by LABC and the University of Wolverhampton and is due to be funded by the Apprenticeship Levy

"By providing competency based learning to construction professionals, we’re enabling them to succeed, and together we’re changing the built environment for the better.” Paul Everall CBE, LABC Chief Executive

The qualification's syllabuses and assessments have been designed to deliver building control surveyors with proven competency who’ll raise standards, address growing skills shortages and contribute to public protection. Each qualification will offer employers peace of mind that their staff are fully competent and that competency can be evidenced, whilst providing learners with a structured, accredited and recognised learning pathway that builds confidence, skills, knowledge, improved job prospects and security.

Our qualifications offer a route to becoming a professional member of the CIOB. They’ve been designed to be accessible to all LABC members by being delivered mostly online with some block release time for learners to attend face to face workshops and assessments. 


  • Level 4 - Diploma - 1 year (part time)
    • Domestic Extensions and Alterations - LABC & CIOB
  • Level 5 - Diploma - 1 year ( part time )
    • New homes & small commercial - semester 1
    • Large commercial & high risk - semester 2 - LABC & CIOB
  • Level 6 - Hon Degree Top-up  - 2 years (part time)
    • BSc Building Control Surveyor - LABC & University of Wolverhampton


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(Registering will mean that we'll contact you by email or by telephone with further information on the qualifications.)