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 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.

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:

  • Construction measurement
  • Construction contracts
  • Estimating
  • Construction contracts
  • Quality in construction
  • Building services
  • Construction technology
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Construction materials
  • Building science
  • Maths
  • Two years full-time

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Level C or above, in a relevant STEM, English, or Business/Accounts related 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 (with additional Maths for Construction Technicians unit)
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6
  • 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 stationery including:

  • Calculator
  • Scaled ruler
  • Drawing board – approx. £30
  • Sketch pad – approx. £5
  • Rotring pen set – approx. £10
  • Set squares, sketching pencils – approx. £4
  • 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