• August
  • 1 year
  • Construction
  • HNC (SCQF Level 7)


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Intro to the course:

This course prepares you for a career in surveying, site management and as a building supervisor. It includes: 

  • domestic construction 
  • computer-aided design (CAD) 
  • estimating 
  • construction materials.

HNC (SCQF Level 7)

Study mode
Part-Time and Day Release

Start date

Who is the course for?

Course for those working in the industry who want to develop or refine their skills.

What will I study?

This course includes: 

  • building maintenance technology 
  • inspection and services in large buildings 
  • construction materials and specifications 
  • construction technology (industrial/commercial superstructure and substructure) 
  • building measurement 
  • cost studies 

You’ll gain skills in study, research, analysis, planning and learn to take responsibility for your own learning and how to work co-operatively.

Next step course options

Study at university

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing individual unit assessments throughout the course, using a range of methods. These are both open and closed book assessments. An end-of-year graded unit will give the final grade.

Why should I choose this course?

With construction, surveying and house building thriving, this course will help you in your career in the sector. We have close links with local companies such as City Building (Glasgow) which provide students with site visits, industry links and work experience. You’ll be taught by experts who have worked in the construction and surveying industry.

Where can this course lead?

Building surveyor, building inspector etc with other options for career pathways in construction and supervision.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • one Higher Grade with appropriate Standard Grades or National 5 Awards or 
  • at least 12 relevant SQA National Qualification Units at appropriate level.
  • relevant work experience or qualifications
  •  Course entry may be subject to interview

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview if we need more information.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for day release:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Part-Time and Day Release Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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