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Construction Technician within the Built Environment HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Built Environment, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course is a technician level qualification that will provide you with the basics you’ll need to enter into a career as a construction manager within the built environment.

During this course you will:

  • Develop your technical knowledge and understanding.
  • Have the opportunity to develop and apply your critical reasoning and analysis skills to solve construction problems, using current industry standards and by applying contemporary industry techniques.
  • Develop your personal and business skills.

On successful completion of the course, students may be able to progress onto 2nd year of a Construction Management degree based on achieving a high result in their end of year Graded Unit.

Please note that successful completion of this course, students will be awarded an HNC Built Environment.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in an appropriate subject such as English, Mathematics or a Science subject; OR
  • National Certificate at SCQF level 6 in Built Environment; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Architectural Design Sketching and Drawing.
  • Building Measurement and Cost Studies.
  • Building Science.
  • Introduction to Building Services.
  • 2D CAD (Computer-Aided Design).
  • Construction Industry Fundamentals.
  • Construction Materials and Specification.
  • Construction Site Surveying.
  • Sustainability and Modern Methods of Construction.
  • Domestic Construction Technology.
  • Substructure Construction Technology.
  • Maths for the Built Environment.
  • Structural Mechanics.
  • Statutory Control of Buildings.
  • Built Environment Graded Unit.

After the course


You might work as a Technician, or Junior Manager in the built environment and construction sector – architectural technology, quantity surveying, estimating, building surveying and construction management.

Continuing Study

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress into 2nd year of an HND in Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Construction Management, or Quantity Surveying course, or into 2nd year of a related degree based on achieving a high grade in your end of year Graded Unit.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome