Building Surveyor Training

Building Surveyor Training



This Building Surveyor Training course is endorsed by TQUK, an established Ofqual-regulated Awarding Organisation which assures your qualification is professional and recognised. This course is also accredited by CPD and 5 CPD points available without any further studies.

Take steps to become a qualified building surveyor and learn what work goes into a building or property inspection, the skills desired for this role, and the career opportunities in this field, with the Building Surveyor Training course. This course has been designed to provide an in-depth introduction to property surveying – from the different types of survey, to how to conduct a report.

This course explores in detail the procedures of a building survey, how to check a building for defects, what to look for when assessing a building, and the structure of a building surveyor report. This course is ideal for beginners who are new to the field and require basic training. Key topics include contracts and fees, external inspections, damage assessment and building safety.

Highlights of the Building Surveyor Training:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the role and responsibilities of a building surveyor
  • Familiarise with the building survey checklist and the stages involved in inspecting the condition of a property
  • Learn about the different types of surveys and what checks are included in each one
  • Develop the essential skills and knowledge required to become a qualified building surveyor
  • Understand the work that goes into ground level and above ground level investigations
  • Know what to look for when inspecting a property for defects and the safety regulations involved
  • Get step-by-step guidance on how to write a report and make a professional valuation of a property

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Total Endorsed Certification Time

The demonstrated time is the estimated time that is expected to be taken by a learner to pursue all the learning outcomes of the course. The Total Qualification Time is comprised of the time a learner will take to cover all the course materials along with the quizzes and assignment completion.

Total Endorsed Certification time for this course is 200 hours.

Guided Learning Hours

These hours are made up of all real-time contact time and guidance of a learner by One Education. This is a self-paced online course. You will get 12 months access to our learning portal, so it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

GLH for this Endorsed Certification is 25 hours.

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for TQUK endorsed and CPD accredited certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

In addition, to enhance the depth of your knowledge regarding the course and further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish. After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.


CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.

Endorsed Certification from TQUK 

Upon successful completion of the MCQ assessment, learners can order their TQUK Endorsed Certification by paying an accreditation fee of £39. International students will be required to pay an additional £10 postal charge.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Building Surveyor Training is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

On successful completion of this course, learners will have the fundamental skills and knowledge to kickstart a career in building surveying, with the potential to earn a high salary. Related professions in this field include:

  • Chartered Building Surveyor
  • Apprentice Building Surveyor
  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor 
  • Project Surveyor

Course Curriculum

Building Surveyor Training - Updated Version
Module 01: Building Survey: An Introduction 00:46:00
Module 02: Building Law Principles 00:29:00
Module 03: Building Procurement and Contract Administration 00:51:00
Module 04: Building Information Modelling 00:34:00
Module 05: Building Technology 00:32:00
Module 06: The Procedure of Building Survey and Surveys of Historic Buildings 00:21:00
Module 07: Beginning of the Survey: Foundation and In-depth Survey in Walls 00:23:00
Module 08: Ground Level Investigation: Floors and Investigation Above the Ground: Roofs and Chimneys 00:25:00
Module 09: Inspection of Joinery and Woodwork 00:22:00
Module 10: Finishes and Surfaces of the Building 00:17:00
Module 11: Services Inspection 00:17:00
Module 12: Building Pathology 00:23:00
Module 13: Building Adaption 00:37:00
Module 14: Understanding Work Breakdown Structure 00:14:00
Module 15: Report Writing 00:18:00
Module 16: Legal Aspects 00:18:00
Recommended Readings
Recommended Readings – Building Surveyor Training Unlimited
Optional Assignment
Optional Assignment – Building Surveyor Training Unlimited
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Building Surveyor Training 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Building Surveyor Training 00:20:00
Building Surveyor Training - Old Version
Module 01: Building Survey: An Introduction
A Brief Story 00:15:00
General Principles in Building Survey 00:15:00
Module 02: Requirements of a Building Surveyor
Requirements of a Building Surveyor 00:20:00
Module 03: The Procedure of the Building Survey
The Procedure of the Building Survey 00:25:00
Module 04: Beginning of the Survey: Foundation
Beginning of the Survey: Foundation 00:35:00
Module 05: In-depth Survey in Walls
In-depth Survey in Walls 00:30:00
Module 06: Ground Level Investigation: Floors
Ground Level Investigation: Floors 00:30:00
Module 07: Investigation above the Ground: Roofs and Chimneys
Investigation above the Ground: Roofs and Chimneys 00:35:00
Module 08: Inspection through Joinery and Woodwork
Inspection through Joinery and Woodwork 00:20:00
Module 09: Finishes and Surfaces of the Building
Finishes and Surfaces of the Building 00:35:00
Module 10: Defects in Other Services
Defects in Other Services 00:35:00
Module 11: Report Writing in Building Survey
Report Writing in Building Survey 00:10:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Building Surveyor Training


    Course with a lot of learning base, I would say more, that it is very complete. Excellent work done by ONE EDUCATION… It’s worth it, I’m going back to do other training on this site.

  2. Building Surveyor Training - Very good!


    Very good course!

    At the start I found it rather difficult to get my head around a couple of things but after completing a few units things started to make sense. Great value for money and the material provided is excellent! It is a shame there isn’t a print option as I am more of a paper/highlighter study person, however it was a good course and enjoyed it!

    Top marks to the author. Great effort One Education for this chance.

  3. Building Surveyor Training


    Great course just what I was looking for, great introduction into building surveyors
    Well laid out and nicely explained
    Completed exam, submitted assessment and ordered my certificate just waiting for details back.
    All in all great course will be looking to sign up for the next levels.

  4. Building Surveyor Training


    I started this course after being made redundant and it certainly helped me focus on my next career move, I am now undertaking my RICS training as this gave me a very detailed understanding of the role of a building surveyor. I would highly recommend taking this course if you are thinking of this route or even if you want to have a better understanding of properties.




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