Foundation in Quantity Surveying

150 hours CPD


From £765 + VAT

Help to shape the world we live in. Prepare for a dynamic career in an ever-changing industry as Quantity Surveyor with our 7 month Foundation level programme.


‘How much will it cost?’ is often the key question on any building project, and it’s so important to build up vital core knowledge that you can apply to your work. With an increased focus on effective cost management, as well as the environment and sustainability in construction projects, there is high demand for Quantity Surveyors to provide a cost management service to the construction industry.

Taught by an industry expert, this seven-month course comprehensively covers the role of a Quantity Surveyor.   This includes the fundamentals of cost management, procurement routes, forms of contract, cost planning, change control, and project financial control and reporting. All content is designed and maintained to furnish you with the crucial skills to work autonomously or as part of a team on project tasks.

By taking this course, you will learn about quantity surveying from the ground up, so you can work autonomously or part of a project team on a variety on construction project tasks.

Meet the trainer

Dr. Daniel Cadman BSc (Hons) MAEd MRes PhD PGCHE FHEA FRICS is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and Fellow of the RICS, with over 15 years’ experience delivering Cost Management services. His skills and experience include feasibility advice, cost planning, strategic procurement and contract advice, contract administration, project financial control and reporting, claims management, dispute avoidance, advice on collaborative behaviours, sustainability and social value.

He has significant experience in the Public Sector with a particular focus on cultural and heritage assets and the delivery of large public realm and infrastructure schemes ranging in value from £100k to £330m. He also has broad experience across the Commercial Property and Higher Education sectors and is currently leading the Cost Management team on the restoration of the Grade I listed ‘Our Town Hall’ Project for Manchester City Council.

Daniel has a unique combination of extensive research experience, has completed a PhD at Lancaster University and has a strong background in Education and Mentoring, he has previously lectured in Quantity Surveying and still guest lecture at Universities across the North West.

Course Modules

Unit 0: Course Introduction

Unit 1: Construction Technology and Environmental Services

Unit 2: Design Economics and Cost Planning

Unit 3: Quantification and Costing of Construction Works

Unit 4: Procurement and Tendering

Unit 5: Contract Practice

Unit 6: Project Financial Control and Reporting

Unit 7: Exam

For more information on the topics covered within each unit, please see the detailed course guide link contained in the Additional Information area

Course Dates

20/09/2023 - Foundation in Quantity Surveying - Instance 1

15/11/2023 - Foundation in Quantity Surveying - Instance 2

15/03/2024 - Foundation in Quantity Surveying - Instance 3

05/07/2024 - Foundation in Quantity Surveying - Instance 4

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Construction professionals who want to learn about the key underpinning principles of quantity surveying
  • Professionals thinking of moving into the quantity surveying profession
  • Other professionals in the built environment who are looking to learn the fundamentals of quantity surveying

Learning outcomes

  • Apply the practices and procedures of international quantity surveying
  • Demonstrate forms of construction for various property types
  • Evaluate the factors which affect the cost of a building
  • Undertake the quantification and costing of construction works
  • Differentiate between the types of procurement strategies
  • Apply cost planning methods to control the financial aspect of a project
  • Evaluate the sources of cost data relating to a construction
  • Identify the contractual requirements and procedures relevant construction finances
  • Report and forecast costs during the construction phase
  • Manage various aspects of a project, including change procedures and accounts
  • Identify general contractual provisions for a construction project
  • Apply the implication of Building Information Modeling to QS projects


“As part of my career progression. The RICS foundation course came very highly recommended. I was very happy with that course and chose to do the certification course because of this.”

Katie Gray, Project Coordinator, Affinity Water


Corporate discounts

Discounts can be applied to multiple corporate bookings. Please contact our Online Academy for more information.

Price Summary

Member - Course Date 5th July 2024

GBP £765 + VAT

Non-members - Course Date 5th July 2024

GBP £995.50 + VAT

From £765