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Built Environment (Part time day) NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Built Environment, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 36 weeks


City Campus


£ 576


This stimulating programme will be delivered by our highly professional teaching staff with significant Construction Industry experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

The Construction Industry in Scotland offers a diverse range of technician level careers. This course is a nationally recognised and validated qualification that prepares you for further study in advanced technician level training in your chosen specialism, eg architectural technology, construction management and quantity surveying.

The course provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a professional career at technician level in the Building Industry. It is mostly theory based, delivered as classroom-based lectures and tutorials. The course offers an academic starting point for advancing your career in the Construction Industry if you:

  • Want to build your confidence about engaging in academic learning.
  • Have previously failed to achieve the results that demonstrate your full potential.
  • Are returning to learning after a break.

Please Note:

  • The cost shown is for year one of the course only.
  • You will be required to attend college for 1 day per week from 9am to 4.30pm for two academic years.

Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities

The college runs this NC in partnership with CITB who provide MA’s for employers for new Trainee Architectural Technicians / Quantity Surveyors. This would be a 3 year MA which includes this NC & relevant SVQ 3 Vocational Qualification.

CITB Construction Skills will cover the cost of College fees for NC and delivery of the SVQ 3. New Entrant Training grants will also be available for eligible companies.

For further information regarding MA opportunities please contact

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above, including English; Mathematics; and a Science subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

What you study

  • Domestic Building Services.
  • Construction Technology: Groundwork and Substructure.
  • Construction Technology: Superstructure and Finishes.
  • Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting.
  • Construction Calculations.
  • Introduction to Construction Materials.
  • Construction Measurement and Costing.
  • Introduction to Construction Site Surveying.
  • Health and Safety in the Construction Industry.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    30th Aug 2021, 36 weeks
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 576