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 if you are already working in the industry and are looking to gain a promotion. During the first year of HND: Quantity Surveying, you will achieve all the units necessary for the HNC: Built Environment group award.
The following skills are developed over the 2 year:
- Attention to detail & Methodological skills
- Mathematical skills
- Financial skills
- Teamwork & Communication skills
- Software skills
- Organisational skills
- Two years full-time.
This is a mainly theory-based course which includes important knowledge and skills for successful employment. These are studied in the context of both 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)
- 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
- Building Measurement & Cost Studies
- Economics for the Built Environment
- Financial Studies
- Quality in the Construction Industry
- Modern Methods of Construction
- Building Science
- Sketching and Drawing
- Construction Site Surveying
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 (with additional Maths for Construction
- Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6.
- Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
- It is possible to progress to the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying at one of your partner Universities - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information.
It is possible to build a career in the following areas:
- Quantity Surveying
- Project Management
- Commercial Management
General stationery including:
- Scientific Calculator
- Scaled ruler
- Mechanical pencil and nibs (0.7 nibs)
- Drawing board – approx. £30
- Sketch pad – approx. £5
- Coloured pencils and highlighter's
- 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.