UCEM and Eastleigh College partner up for apprenticeships

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) announced this week that it will forge a new partnership designed to improve and broaden out its ability to supply top quality apprentices. UCEM is to partner with Eastleigh College to deliver four new apprenticeships:

  • Level 3 Surveying Technician Apprenticeship leading to AssocRICS
  • Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship leading to MRICS
  • Level 6 Construction Quantity Surveyor Apprenticeship leading to MRICS
  • Level 6 Construction Site Management Apprenticeship leading to MCIOB

Ahead of the introduction of the Apprentice Levy in 2017, UCEM says it will focus on helping employers understand and negotiate the complexities of the new arrangements. As well as that, according to UCEM, the partnership will provide the following features and benefits:

  • A fully managed apprenticeship support service led by UCEM and underpinned by Eastleigh College’s role as the lead provider
  • Access to the latest Built Environment apprenticeships that include professional body membership
  • Delivery of the training via UCEM’s state of the art Virtual Learning Environment, with some face-to-face workshops
  • Enrolment as a UCEM and Eastleigh College learner – entitling the student to the college’s facilities and support, as well as a dedicated UCEM Apprenticeship Officer
  • Access to Government funding and, where eligible, employer incentive payments via Eastleigh College
  • A rolling review process – jointly managed by UCEM and Eastleigh College – with online access to view and monitor each apprentice’s progress


‘High quality qualifications and prestigious careers’

Ashley Wheaton, Principal at UCEM, said, “I’m very pleased to be able to announce this partnership; we’re looking forward to helping even more students and employers with support and expertise from Eastleigh College. We’re passionate about ensuring people have the chance to benefit from high quality qualifications and prestigious careers, and this is all part of our long-term commitment to develop leading talent for the Built Environment.”