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Construction Management HND

(SCQF level 8)

Built Environment, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 2 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This stimulating, learner-focused programme is delivered by highly professional teaching staff with significant Construction Industry experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

    The HND Construction Management is a technician level qualification that combines a broad-based construction industry specific first-year curriculum with a more specialist second-year curriculum, teaching you the skills you need for employment in this highly demanding sector.

    Construction Managers (also known as Project Managers, Site Managers and Site Agents) supervise and direct operations on a construction project to make sure it is completed safely, on time and within budget. To do this well, a Construction Manager needs to be good at organising and planning; motivating and managing people and creatively solving problems.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • Two Highers at Grade C or above in appropriate subjects 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 can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    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

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

    After the course


    This course prepares you for a career as a Higher Technician, or Junior Manager in both the public and private sector, in areas including built environment, the construction sector, construction management, site engineering, estimating, and construction project planning.

    Continuing Study

    Successful students can progress on to:

    • Year two or three of BSc (Hons) Construction Management at Glasgow Caledonian University.
    • Year two or three of BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management at Herriot Watt University.
    • Year two or three of BSc (Hons) Construction and Project Management at Edinburgh Napier University.
    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 2 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome