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
- 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).
- Fife College has defined articulation routes in place for this course
- Year 2 of HND: Quantity Surveying full-time is a progression route however this would require you obtaining 18 credits to achieve the HNC
- Quantity surveyor
- 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