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Construction Management (Year 2 Direct Entry) 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.

    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.

    The HND in 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.

    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

    • HNC Built Environment.
    • It may also be possible to gain entry with an HNC in Construction Management. This will depend on the units that have been covered in the HNC.  Students who gain entry with this qualification will require a bespoke infill programme, so each application will be considered on an individual basis.

    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 are interested in this subject.

    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:

    • Industrial and commercial superstructures.
    • Specialist systems.
    • Human resource management in construction.
    • Managing construction organisations.
    • Quality in construction.
    • Site administration.
    • Standard forms of construction contract.
    • Construction management.

    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