Welcome to CBCS

Advance your career.

Our specialised courses and training sessions are run by established experts in the field, founded on the value of practical hands-on experience and the application of the latest conservation philosophy, knowledge, technology and professional skills.

Experience is everything.  The best decision-making and the best advice for your client is based on having had the experience first so that you can relate to the context of any given situation.

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Starting January 2025

Level 6 Diploma – Building Surveying, with Direct Entry to AssocRICS


Applications open in September 2024

to start studying in January 2025


A new career awaits you.  Study with us and you will be eligible for the professional Associate membership of RICS – AssocRICS –  on the prestigious Building Surveying pathway.   You’ll be able to apply for a new job, seek promotion or maybe even start your own business straightaway if you have sufficient experience and are competent to do so.

This course is perfect for those who want to do surveys of residential, commercial and industrial buildings as well as being able to work in property development, building conservation and heritage or on construction projects.

You will be taught by established industry experts, most of whom are RICS APC Assessors on the Building Surveying pathway.   Your training will include practical experience at a variety of buildings which is essential to becoming a confident and competent RICS Building Surveyor.

24 month programme.  3 start dates each year.  Must have at least two years relevant experience or be currently employed in a relevant job.  Hybrid learning – online, classroom and practical site visits and tasks.

Full details and how to apply will soon be available but you can register your interest now by sending an email to..:   duncan@cbcstudies.com

Life-long learning.  We can all get better at what we do.

Lunchtime CPD and On-site Training Days

We are running regular Lunchtime CPD sessions on a wide-range of popular subjects which are essential learning for those working with traditional buildings.

We cover essential skills including survey report writing, damp inspections, building pathology, surveying a Listed Building and much, much more.

Lunchtime CPD starts at 12:30pm for about an hour and we run these sessions throughout the year.

Our on-site training days take place at a very broad cross-section of properties and we change the locations regularly.

To really get valuable experience, you need to make the effort and attend as many on-site training days as you can.   Each one is unique.


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“What an enjoyable day! Duncan’s enthusiasm kept us all riveted. The inspection of the property was fabulous. I came away from the day with my head buzzing with new information and ideas.”

Andy  |  AssocRICS Residential Surveyor


“Duncans understanding of the pathology of old buildings is impeccable, no question was left unanswered. If you want to learn about conservation surveying then you need to spend a day with Duncan!”

Toni  |  AssocRICS Residential Surveyor


“Duncan’s training has changed the way that I see Listed and historic properties, and enhanced my approach to my work. It was fantastic to benefit from his vast expertise and contagious enthusiasm”

Rebecca  |  Trainee Residential Surveyor

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