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  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Day release)


Year 2 of this course continues to build on the key knowledge required by a construction technician, site supervisor/agent/manager, to provide a strong grounding in construction methods, procedures, organisation and contractual arrangements.

Start date: August 2023
Day of week: Wednesday
Time: 9am–4:15pm
Duration: 1 year (this is year 2 of a 2 year course)
Cost: £750 per year

  • What the course includes

    You will learn contemporary technical roles, currently required by the construction industry:

    • Computer Aided Draughting (CAD)
    • Building Services Introduction
    • Construction Site Surveying
    • Building Measurement & Cost Studies (Quantity Surveying)
    • Construction Materials Testing & Specification
    • Architectural Design
    • Graded Unit Project

Why choose this course?

Access To University

Previous successful students are currently studying a variety of construction disciplines, at Edinburgh Napier, Heriot Watt and Glasgow Caledonian Universities.


Our construction courses provide you with the technical knowledge to give you the edge in applying roles in the industry. West Lothian College has excellent links with local employers and is working in partnership with Winchburgh Development Organisation. Work placements opportunities* will enhance learning and introduce you to industry employers.


Professional Development

Upgrade your skill-set to advance your chances of promotion and enhanced salary.

Dedicated Teaching Staff

Each of the construction lecturers have extensive, relevant experience in the fields of civil engineering, architectural design and house building.

Flexible Delivery

This course is available on a number of delivery modes:

Full-time ( 3 days)

Day release (1 day for two years)

Evening (two evenings per week, for two years)

Entry Requirements

  • Year 1 of the HNC Construction Management course

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads


    Further Study - Degree Courses

    Successful completion of the HNC will allow students to apply for Year 2 entry to construction courses at:

    Edinburgh Napier University (articulation agreement)

    • BSc Hons Construction and Project Management
    • BSc Hons Quantity Surveying
    • BSc Hons Building Surveying

    Glasgow Caledonian University

    • BSc Hons Quantity Surveying
    • BSc Hons Construction Management
    • BSc Hons Building Surveying

    Other Courses Available,

    • BSc Hons Building Services Engineering

    Heriot Watt University

    • BSc Hons Construction & Built Environment
    • BSc Hons Construction Project management

    Other Courses Available,

    • BSc Hons Quantity Surveying

    Further Study - HND Courses

    Continue studying your chosen field to HND level, at another institution.


    The construction industry is a dynamic, interesting sector with many different, well paid, job roles. Every project differs from the previous one. Communication is key. Knowledge is essential.

    An HNC is a recognised qualification which can help you:

    • start your career, as a trainee in a technical role
    • Leave the tools behind and upgrade to a supervisory role
    • advance your career, to a technical role in one of the following fields:
      • Construction technician
      • Project manager
      • Quantity surveyor
      • Construction planner
      • Building surveyor
      • Estimator
      • Buyer
      • Sustainability manager
      • Cost consultant
      • Site manager
      • Assistant site agent
      • Supervisor
      • Setting out surveyor
      • Health & Safety manager
      • Clerk of works
      • Building inspector
      • Contracts manager
      • Logistics manager

Interview Arrangements

There is no interview required for this course. 

Fees, Finance and Funding

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. Click here to find out more

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