This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to start a career in quantity surveying.

It is also ideal for those already working in the sector who are looking to gain a promotion. You will obtain 12 SQA credits to obtain your HNC.

For those wishing to study full-time, please apply for HND: Quantity Surveying SCQF Level 8, the first year of which is equivalent to HNC.

This is a mainly theory-based course which includes the important knowledge and skills for successful employment. These are studied in the context of the practical and theoretical classes, including the following:

  • Construction measurement
  • Construction contracts
  • Estimating
  • Quantity surveying practice
  • Quality in construction
  • Building services
  • Construction technology
  • Construction materials
  • Building science
  • Two years part-time (day release)

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Level C or above in a relevant subject plus three National 5s at Level C or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details) which must include Maths
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Civil Engineering SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Built Environment SCQF Level 6
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6
  • Successful completion of the School-College Partnership course Pre-MA/Pathway to HE in Built Environment (Fife schools only)
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

  • Quantity surveyor
  • Estimator
  • Technical trainee with private, local authority, government, military, or academic employers in the industry
  • General stationary including a calculator and a scaled ruler
  • You will be advised on the appropriate types to purchase once enrolled on the course
  • You may have to attend a group interview to satisfy the entry criteria for the course
  • Proof of qualifications must be brought to interview
  • Any relevant portfolio/work to evidence your suitability against course content would also be welcomed at interview stage