This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to start a career in Quantity Surveying or Estimating. It is also ideal for those already working in the sector who are looking to gain a promotion.

Please note: If you would like to do this course full-time, please apply on The HND Quantity Surveying.

Over the two year the following will be developed:

  • Attention to detail & Methodological skills 
  • Mathematical skills
  • Financial skills
  • Teamwork & Communications skills
  • Software skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Two years part-time (day release).

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:

  • Quantitative Building Studies: Substructure & Drainage (measured as per the standard method of measurement - NRM2).
  • Quantitative Building Studies: Floors, Roofs & Concrete (measured as per the standard method of measurement - NRM2).
  • Estimating.
  • Construction Technology - Substructure.
  • Construction Technology - Domestic Construction.
  • Construction Contracts: Conditions and Procedures.
  • Quantity Surveying Practice.
  • CAD: 2D I.
  • Building Services on Large Buildings.
  • Construction Materials and Specification.

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in a relevant subject (English, Maths, History, Business Management, Economics, any Science subject) plus three National 5s at Grade C or above which must include Maths.
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Civil Engineering SCQF Level 6.
  • National Certificate: Built Environment 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 with an employer reference to support the application.
  • HND: Quantity Surveying at the College
  • It is possible to progress to the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree at one of our partner Universities from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information.
To develop your career in the following fields:
  • Quantity Surveyor 
  • Estimator
  • Project Management
  • Commercial Management 
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Scale Ruler
  • Mechanical Pencil and nibs (0.7 recommended)
  • Sketch book - approx. £5
  • Ruler, rubber and sharpener
  • Coloured pencils and highlighters
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.
  • Proof of qualifications must be brought to this.
  • Any relevant portfolio/work to evidence your suitability against course content would also be welcomed at this stage.