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LABC launches Building Control surveying qualifications

8 February 2018 | By CM Staff

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) has partnered with the CIOB in launching the UK’s first building control surveyor qualifications.

The four qualifications, also developed with the University of Wolverhampton, have been created 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 within Building Control.

The qualifications cover 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.

The qualifications will officially launch in September 2018.

Lorna Stimpson, LABC’s deputy managing director, said. “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.”  

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