Course Levels

Introductory courses to HNCs, HNDs and Degrees

Campus Locations

Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Levenmouth

Study Options


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Start studying in August 2024

Why Choose Construction and Built Environment at Fife College?

Construction and the Built Environment relates to our surroundings built by humans. This field is responsible for creating where we live, where we play, and where we work. From historical and cultural buildings, to shops, connecting our cities, enabling our travel, entertainment, protecting listed buildings and providing energy – it’s a hugely varied and exciting field to work in! And, at Fife College, you’ll build a solid foundation in whichever area interests you. 

Construction Trade 

These courses provide specialist practical skills that are crucial in the Construction Industry. These include the traditional areas of Construction Craft and Building Services with entry into the following trade routes at SCQF Level 4 or 5 - Painting and Decorating, Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing and Gas and Groundworks. 

Built Environment Professionals 

These courses are for those who are looking for a career in a specific professional discipline. The College can offer entry into the following professional career routes at NC Level 6, HNC Level 7 and HND Level 8, with full articulation to degree level at our partner universities: 

  • Quantity Surveying 
  • Architectural Technology 
  • Building Surveying 
  • Construction Management 
  • 3D Design (Interior Design & Furniture) 
  • Civil Engineering

So, if your ambition is to build a career in construction and the built environment, Fife College can offer you a solid foundation in whichever area interests you. 

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Our Construction and Built Environment Courses

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We offer courses in the following subjects:

  • Built Environment Technician
  • Architectural Technology 
  • 3D Interior Design
  • Building Services (Carpentry, Joinery, Plumbing, Painting, Decorating and Electrical Services)
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying 
  • Furniture Design and Manufacture

Progress to a Construction and 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 Construction and 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

What Happens after I Apply?

There are four possible outcomes from your interview:

(For courses where an interview is not required, you may be asked for additional information e.g. a portfolio, before a decision is made.)

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

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


3. You may be added to a waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full.

If any spaces become available, you will be contacted nearer the course start date.

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

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