A degree apprenticeship provides an alternative route for you to gain a university degree at the same time as developing valuable experience and skills in the workplace. It’s a brilliant opportunity to earn a salary and have your training paid for.

UCEM apprenticeships are a three-way partnership between the employer, the apprentice, and UCEM. The aim of the apprenticeship is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviors to meet the requirements of the End Point Assessment (EPA) and your career afterward. For most UCEM apprentices, this is the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). On passing the APC, you will become a chartered surveyor (MRICS).


Undertaking an apprenticeship is a great opportunity to gain a qualification and practical, on-the-job skills at the same time. As an apprentice, you will work within the built environment, graduate with no student debt, and be given regular time during your paid working hours to study. If you are looking to become an apprentice, you must be in full-time employment in a relevant job and be working for at least 50% of the time in England.

  • Study flexibly – when and wherever you need.
  • Use government funding to pay for the apprenticeship.
  • Achieve a recognized professional qualification in a structured and supportive environment.
  • Earn while you learn.
  • Get an accredited degree without paying tuition fees or incurring student debt.
  • Great career prospects including good earning potential.


We have an amazing support system in place for all apprentices. Our team of apprenticeship outcome officers is the main point of contact for apprentices and their employers. They undertake regular progress reviews with apprentices and their line managers to support academic and personal development.

We also have a dedicated team of apprenticeship academic support tutors that provide guidance to apprentices including study skills improvement, support for progression from one level of study to another, and support with maths and English skills.

  • Apprenticeship welcome program.
  • Detailed induction.
  • Academic support as required.
  • Regular workshops with a cohort.
  • Student representatives.
  • Student services.
  • Library inquiry service.
  • Disability and wellbeing team.
  • Careers advice and guidance.
  • A dedicated safeguarding team.