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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
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    SCQF Level:   06


This course is for those wanting to develop skills, knowledge and experience for work in the construction industry in areas such as quantity surveying or as an architectural technician, and provides the grounding for technician-level posts and more advanced study. The course is mostly theory but also includes site visits and work placements for you to gain direct experience of the construction industry.

  • What the course includes

    The course is classroom-based with practical experience in workshops and though field trips and site visits. It includes:

    • Building design and technology
    • Building services in domestic low-rise buildings
    • Computer-aided drawing in construction
    • Health and safety in the building industry
    • Construction materials: an introduction
    • Mechanics for construction: an introduction
    • Modern methods of construction
    • Sustainability in the building industry
    • Building construction project
    • Construction measurement and costing
    • Construction site surveying: an introduction
    • Drawing for construction
    • Core skills

Why choose this course

You have the chance to learn through work experience and volunteering.

Entry requirements

  • Three Standard Grades (level 3 minimum) or
  • Intermediate 2 or National 4/5 in English, science, mathematics or appropriate subjects or
  • National Certificate in related discipline or
  • Construction craft qualification combined with further study before/along with NC programme or
  • SCQF level 5 in construction/engineering or
  • Relevant industrial experience/similar qualifications
  • Where it leads

    Education: HNC/HND in a built environment discipline/architectural technology/building surveying/construction management/quantity surveying.

    Employment: in the construction sector, for example as an architectural technologist; Modern Apprenticeship.

Interview arrangements

If we want to interview you, we will email or write to you with the date and time. You should plan to be in college for up to three hours. Bring evidence of any qualifications or employment references.

The interview involves:

  • Arrival, welcome and course overview
  • Individual aptitude tests
  • Individual interview and the chance to discuss the course with two members of staff from the department

Fees, Finance & 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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