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CIOB Level 4 Diploma in Public Service Building Control Surveying

About the Qualification

The CIOB level 4 Diploma in Public Service Building Control Surveying is designed for new Building Control officers working in the construction sector who are able to deal with domestic extensions and alterations. This qualification develops the learner’s knowledge and skills to evaluate applications for compliance, liaise with stakeholders and carry out inspections to domestic construction projects safely and efficiently.

This programme provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the level 6 top-up degree in Public Service Building Control Surveying forming part of the degree apprenticeship. Candidates will need to progress onto the level 5 Diploma in Building Control (small and large commercial, new homes and high-rise) before entering the BSc (Hons) Degree in Building Control Surveying. Higher education providers may consider these qualifications for exemption from certain modules within their degree programmes. Candidates completing the level 5 Diploma can also progress to full chartered membership of the CIOB through the Chartered Membership Programme.

Entry Requirements

UCAS tariff Score 80-120 (current) / 32-48 (2017 onwards) and relevant experience or any construction related qualification at Level 3 S/NVQ or three years’ relevant Building Control experience.


One year (part time).


The qualification is delivered by Local Authority Building Control through their flexible blended learning delivery method. For further information, see the LABC website.