LABC launches UK’s first building control surveying qualification pathway


Local Authority Building Control (LABC) is launching the UK’s first building control surveyor qualification pathway, created in partnerships with the University of Wolverhampton and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

The four qualifications have been developed as a result of LABCs commitment to demonstrating competencies, raising building control standards, ensuring public protection and addressing the growing skills shortages faced by the construction industry and in particular the Building Control specialism. Through this series of qualifications surveyors will learn about building pathology, the statutory framework, building regulations, building design and plan evaluation, construction products and technology, project management, the commercial environment, health & safety and sustainable construction.    

Lorna Stimpson, LABC’s Deputy Managing Director commented. “Our commitment goes further than their design, content development and accessible delivery methods, we’ve also been working hard to ensure these critical qualifications are affordable. We’re thrilled that our application for this qualification pathway to be included as an Apprenticeship Standard has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships. This means that our Local Authority members will be able to draw down on apprenticeship levy funding to pay for their employees' formal education from the level four and five diplomas all the way up to the BSc Hons degree in building control surveying”.

These qualifications not only offer employers peace of mind that their staff are fully competent, they also offer learners a structured, accredited and recognised learning pathway that builds confidence, skills, knowledge and improved job prospects and security at each qualification level.

The qualifications will launch in September 2018 with enrolments opening soon. Anyone looking for more information should visit the LABC website or contact LABC at learning@labc.co.uk or call 0207 091 6860