Course Levels

Introductory courses to HNCs, HNDs and Degrees

Campus Locations

Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Levenmouth

Study Options


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Start studying in August 2023

Why Choose Built Environment at Fife College?

Built Environment is a relatively new way of describing the design, construction, and management of manmade structures. The Built Environment sector can be divided into two areas: Construction Trade and Construction Technical Professional.

Construction Trade courses you will gain specialist skills for a crucial role in building. These include the traditional areas of Construction Craft and Building Services, with these you could become a painter, bricklayer, carpenter, or joiner with one of our level 4 to 6 courses. The construction sector is vital for us to build a better future. Jobs in the construction industry are set to grow in Scotland over the next five years, according to the latest forecast from the Construction industry Training Board (CITB).

Construction Technical Professional courses are for those who are looking for a career in a construction-related discipline. This can include interior designing, quantity surveying, architecture, and technology. All our courses are industry approved, highly valued by employers, and provide the foundation for progression pathways, from introductory level through to HNC/HND and even degree courses.

So, if your ambition is to build a career in construction, we can offer you a solid foundation in whichever area interests you.

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Our Built Environment Courses

We offer courses in the following subjects:

· Built Environment Technician

. Architectural Technology 

. 3D Interior Design

· Building Services

· Construction Management

. Quantity Surveying 

· Furniture Design and Manufacture

Progress to a Built Environment Degree

Did you know that studying for a HNC or HND qualification is the equivalent of first year (HNC) or second year (HND) of a Degree at university? Our HNC/HND Built Environment courses provide articulation routes for direct entry to either year two or three of a related degree with our partner universities:

Edinburgh Napier University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Heriot Watt University

Robert Gordon University

University of the West of Scotland

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What Happens after I Apply?

There are four possible outcomes from your interview:

 Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.

 Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.


 Waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full.
       If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date.

 Unsuccessful: speak to our Guidance Team.
       They may be able to help you find another suitable course.

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