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Introduction

Quantity Surveying is a superb career for men and women who have the desire to involve themselves in the exciting world of construction and development. In a highly pressurized world of spiraling costs and large scale development, the role of the quantity surveyor is currently more vital than when the profession was originally established in England in 1785. Quantity Surveyors work on projects ranging from office blocks, schools, hospitals, factories to bridges, railways, oil and mining development, shipbuilding and large process engineering works such as refineries. Anywhere that major construction work is carried out. The Quantity Surveyor, also known as a Construction Economist, or Cost Manger, is one of a team of professional advisors to the construction industry.

As advisers they estimate and monitor construction costs, from the feasibility stage of a project through to the completion of the construction period. After construction they may be involved with tax depreciation schedules, replacement cost estimation for insurance purposes and, if necessary, mediation and arbitration. Quantity surveyors are employed predominantly on major building and construction projects as consultants to the owner, in both the public and private sectors. They may also work as academics in the building and construction disciplines and in financial institutions, with developers and as project managers. Quantity Surveyors work closely with architects, financiers, engineers, contractors, suppliers, project owners, accountants, insurance underwriters, solicitors and Courts and with all levels of government authorities.

Quantity Surveyors get their name from the Bill of Quantities, a document which itemizes the quantities of materials and labour in a construction project. This is measured from design drawings, to be used by the contractors for tendering and for progress payments, for variations, changes and ultimately for statistics, taxation and valuation.

Programme Structure

Quantity Surveying

Semester-1

Building Construction Technology

Measurements

Fundamentals of Drawing & Surveying

Mathematical Application & Statistics

Semester - 2

Construction Materials & Structural Design

Advanced Building Measurements

Management

Advanced Construction Technology

Industrial Training

Semester - 3

Pre-contract Management

Tender Estimation

Economics

Civil Engineering Measurements

Communication Skills

Semester - 4

Post-contract Management

Building Economics

Financial Management

Law & Contractual Procedures

Assessment

The focus of HND is on practical knowledge; all units are evaluated through continuous assignments and assessments, projects built into the programme and tests for authentication of knowledge gained. 

Tests and assignments are set up and evaluated by BCAS (approved centre of Edexcel) within the framework provided by Edexcel. It is done not only to evaluate the Academic skills of the candidates but also incorporate the necessary arrangements to evaluate the ability and achievement of the common skills areas of the students. Common skills are an integral part of Edexcel philosophy.

Assignments, tests and their assessments are audited by Edexcel's External Standard Verifiers continuously to maintain standards. 

Edexcel has a strong Quality Assurance System which includes Quality Audit, External Standard Verification and regular visits to the centers by UK and regional staff.

Edexcel International

One of the three major awarding bodies in UK, it is a vital and innovative force in education and training. Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of two of the leading examination and assessment boards in the UK: the Business and Technology Council (BTEC) which offered widely recognised vocational qualifications and, the University of London Examinations and Assessment Council (ULEAC). 

This amalgamation made Edexcel the first awarding body for both academic and vocational qualifications. 

They offer qualifications in a vast range of subjects that offer breadth and depth of knowledge and which are welcomed by universities and employers alike. People around the world, look towards BTEC from Edexcel international, when considering vocational qualifications.

Each of their qualifications has been developed in consultation with the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and will certify you for success in the modern and changing world.

Whether you want to leave college with a certified record of achievement or go on to study at university or aim for a higher position in your career, BTEC vocational qualifications will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the ever changing work environment.

Entry Requirements

A Simple Pass at GCE (A/L) and a Credit Pass in English at GCE (O/L) or

GCE (O/L) with Successful completion of HND Foundation/Access Programme or

GCE (O/L) with recognized Qualifications and Distinction in English at GCE (O/L) or Equivalent

BTEC

BTEC originally stood for the Business & Technology (formally Technician) Education Council, but as of 1996, when it merged with the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC) to become Edexcel , the initials 'BTEC' have remained a brand name for a range of respected vocational qualifications - e.g. BTEC Higher National.

People around the world, look towards BTEC from Edexcel international, when considering vocational qualifications.

Whether you want to leave college with a certified record of achievement or go on to study at university or aim for a higher position in your career, BTEC vocational qualifications will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in the ever changing work environment.

Applications & Further Information

Applications

All applications should be submitted to the Administrative Officer of the respective centre directly or through post/email (admissions@bcas.lk). You can collect the application form at the respective centre or one can be download here (www.bcas.lk). 

Contact British College of Applied Studies - BCAS

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