COURSE INFORMATION

This course is intended for those who want to develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to careers within the built environment industry and who may be currently working in, or desire to work in, the industry. This is an ideal course if you want to progress on to technician roles such as quantity surveying, architectural technology, or construction management positions.

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:

  • Building services
  • Construction technology
  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Construction measurement and costing
  • Drawing for construction
  • Maths
  • Construction materials
  • Site surveying
  • Health and safety
  • Sustainable design for architecture
  • One year full-time

One of the following:

  • Three National 4s or equivalent and two National 5s at Level C or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details) which must include Maths and English
  • A relevant course at SCQF Level 5 in either construction or engineering and SCQF Level 5 Maths: Craft 1 (F3HV11) or equivalent
  • Relevant industrial experience or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

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

  • HNC: Construction Management SCQF Level 7 (progression to this course at Fife College will require you to complete the additional unit Maths for Construction Technicians in addition to achieving the group award)
  • HND: Architectural Technology SCQF Level 8 (progression to this course at Fife College will require you to complete the additional unit Maths for Construction Technicians in addition to achieving the group award)
  • HND: Quantity Surveying SCQF Level 8 (progression to this course at Fife College will require you to complete the additional unit Maths for Construction Technicians in addition to achieving the group award)
  • HN qualifications in building surveying
  • SVQ: Construction Site Supervision (Building and Civil Engineering) SCQF Level 7
  • SVQ: Site Management: Building and Civil Engineering SCQF Level 9 and then SVQ: Construction Management SCQF Level 11
  • Architectural technician
  • Building technician
  • Civil engineering technician
  • Quantity surveying technician
  • Site agent
  • Apprenticeship in an individual trade
  • Technical trainee with private, local authority, government, military or academic employers in the industry
  • General stationery including a calculator and a scaled ruler
  • You will be advised on the appropriate types to purchase once enrolled
  • You may have to attend a group interview to satisfy the entry criteria for the course
  • Proof of qualifications must be brought to interview as well as suitable portfolios of work to evidence your suitability against course content