Why become a surveyor?.

Original Article
March 9th, 2018


The Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation offers direct entry to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as an Associate member, meaning you can produce RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Valuations. It also qualifies you to offer the Sava Home Condition Survey.

The diploma is a level 6 vocational qualification, which is equivalent to a university degree in terms of academic rigour. It is delivered through a mix of classroom and online learning, meaning you can complete the diploma in just 15-24 months whilst still working full time.

The Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation provides you with everything you need to become a successful residential surveyor and valuer.

Check out our top 7 reasons to become a surveyor!

1. Professional and well respected career
Join the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and use the AssocRICS designation after your name to demonstrate that you work to the highest professional and ethical standards.

2. Excellent salary prospects
A career in surveying and valuation can be very lucrative if you are ambitious. Work towards Chartered status to command even higher salary prospects.

3. High demands for surveying services
With the industry facing a worsening skills shortage and properties being bought and sold every day, surveying services are always in demand.

4. Flexible career opportunities
Surveying is a valuable skill-set to have in the property industry and, if you choose to join RICS, you can even learn new skills and begin offering new RICS products.

5. Every day is different – no two houses are the same
If you like your role to be varied, a career in surveying is perfect. Different properties have different defects, so you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled!

6. Opportunity to specialise e.g. listed and historical buildings
Once qualified, you can turn your attention to specific property types. Become a specialist and advertise your service to build a solid reputation in the industry.

7. Option to be self-employed or employed
Once qualified, you can work through a panel, become employed or offer your surveying services independently.

Find out more about how you can become a residential surveyor in less than 24 months with our part-time training course.