Surveyor skills shortage approaching critical level, warns RICS

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  1. Why don’t those experienced surveyors who are not qualified go down the NVQ Level 6 and 7 in construction management to get qualified? They are no time constraints associated with these qualifications if you are an experienced QS. The NVQs lead to MCIOB and Assoc RICs.

  2. I agree with Gary, the NVQ route is especially suited to experienced professionals who require a qualification at QCF Levels 6 & 7; alternately there are many MSc courses, including Building Surveying & Quantity Surveying that may be achieved through on line distance learning; the main issue of course is the lack of interest from youngsters to enter the construction industry generally; this needs to be addressed and schemes such as the CITB Pre-16 Construction Initiative, to get school age children interested in construction, is a great start to replenish this skills sector in the long term

  3. i suggest that while all proposed plans are going on, companies should also employ international students studying QS in the UK to keep the work going. Because i have noticed that there are more international students in the QS department than EU.

  4. It was back in 2015, but is the situation the same now in 2017 ?
    How has the Brexit has changed this situation ?

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