What is a degree apprenticeship?

An innovative new way to study, degree apprenticeships combine the very best of higher and vocational education. Our Degree Apprenticeships are delivered in collaboration with the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) via distance learning.

  • Earn while you learn mixing practical experience with academic study
  • Achieve a BSc ( Hons ) degree in 4 years
  • Industry recognised professional qualifications in Construction Management or Quantity Surveying
  • Learning is supplemented with professional expert support
  • Dedicated study time provided
  • Potential to achieve chartered professional membership 6 months after graduating
  • Available throughout the East of England
  • September entry

Why do we partner with UCEM?

The University College of Estate Management (UCEM) are the leading provider of online learning for the construction industry. UCEM is a higher education institution which provides courses by distance learning for people in the property and construction industries throughout the world. UCEM work closely with professional bodies in the construction industry (RICS, CIOB, CABE and CMI) to ensure programmes provide competencies needed to achieve professional accreditation.

There is a culture of teamwork and trust at R G Carter. They encourage leadership, and by trusting me to manage projects from the outset, it’s developed both my confidence and practical skills.

Anna, Assistant Quantity Surveyor

I joined R G Carter due to its great reputation for training and investing in people, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a people focussed company with a sense of family values. Personal development is important to the company, whatever your experience or life stage.

Jack, Trainee Construction Manager


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Explore the course

Our trainee construction professional programme, step by step


Choose your degree specialism

Degree Apprenticeships can be in either Quantity Surveying or Construction Management.


Apply to the R G Carter Academy

Apply by end of May with a cv and covering letter to academy@rgcarter.co.uk


Enrol onto your degree apprenticeship in September


Experience a range of roles; out on site, estimating, management


See a project from the ground up and gain a greater understanding of the construction process.


Understand how the commercial functions that impact a project are managed.


Understand how a job opportunity is secured and the key decisions that are made at an early stage in a project.


Oversee a project, delivering on time, to a predetermined budget and to the quality required.


Undertake your academic modules

Undertake your academic models to achieve your BSc Hons Academic modules will be delivered via distance learning by UCEM in a tailored and structured manner via a Virtual Learning Environment. Students will study one day a week (35 weeks a year) to undertake their studies at one of our training facilities.


Ongoing Support from the Academy and your UCEM Tutor

Support is given throughout your journey from R G Carter Academy, your line manager, R G Carter mentor as well as UCEM.


Regular updates on your progress

Regular reviews of your progress will be undertaken in the office and in relation to your academic course. This is also a great opportunity for you to let us know how you think you are doing.


Achieve your degree

On completion you will graduate and will have earned an industry recognised degree in your chosen specialism.


Become a Qualified Professional

Now you are qualified you can progress to achieving Chartered Professional membership.