UK’s first ever Building Control Surveying Qualification Pathway launched by LABC

The UK’s first ever building surveyor qualification pathway is being launched by LABC (Local Authority Building Control) in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

They will take the form of four pioneering qualifications and have been created as a direct result of LABC’s long-term commitment to demonstrating competencies, raising building control standards, ensuring public protection and addressing the widening skills gap in the Construction Industry.

Surveyors who complete this series of qualifications will learn about building pathology, the statutory framework, building regulations, building design/plan evaluation, construction products/technology, project management, the commercial environment, health + safety and sustainable construction.

“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”
Lorna Stimpson, Deputy Managing Director, LABC

These qualifications will help offer employers peace of mind with the knowledge that their staff are fully competent. They’ll also offer learned a structures, accredited and recognised learning pathway that builds confidence, skills, knowledge and improved job prospects/security at each level of the qualification.

Qualifications launch in September 2018 with enrolments opening soon. For more information please visit the LABC Website or contact LABC directly at or 02070916860.


Please Note: Every care was taken to ensure the information in this article was correct at the time of publication. Any written guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant Building Regulations or applicable technical standards. However, for the most up to date LABC Warranty technical guidance please refer to your Risk Management Surveyor and the latest version of the LABC Warranty technical manual.


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