The construction industry is vital in order to build a better future. And there are a wide range of careers that you could pursue within the industry. Some of the most important roles in construction are technical. These include 3D Interior Design, Architectural Technology, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, and Quantity Surveying.

Scotland’s construction industry is set for growth in most sectors over the next five years, according to the latest forecast from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

This is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in the Scottish construction sector. Not only has the last few years seen infrastructure grow at an accelerated level due to several major projects, such as the Queensferry Crossing, but now the CITB is forecasting more growth in the sector over the next five years.

If your ambition is to build a career in construction, we can offer you a solid foundation in whichever technician or management area interests you.

Studying for your HNC and HND in technical construction professions at Fife College not only allows you to potentially enter a relevant university degree in year 2 or 3 with one of our partner universities, it also provides you with valuable hands-on experience and technical knowledge of the industry. It also means that you will finish each year of study with a recognised qualification which is respected and sought-after by employers.

Interior Design

A career in interior design allows you to develop imaginative and creative ideas while working on researching and sourcing relevant information for design projects.

3D Interior Design is about designing spaces and places for people and solving problems to improve the world around us. Fife College courses enable you to develop the creative, analytical, and technical skills you’ll need for a career in interior design. Completing your HNC and HND at Fife College means that you can enter into year 3 of a degree course with one of our partner universities.

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Architectural Technology

A career in architectural technology is never static. It is constantly evolving and architects are always creating new concepts and shaping how construction is executed. HNC and HND Architectural Technology at Fife College are both varied courses that provide a valuable insight into the diverse technical aspects which are fundamental to the architectural profession.

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Construction Management

Construction management is the cement that holds the construction industry together. Construction managers are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of a project from beginning to end. They also control the project’s time, cost, and quality.

If a career in Built Environment is your goal, Fife College’s HNC is designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to get started.

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Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is everything you see that’s been built around us. It’s roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply, and much more. The kinds of things we take for granted but would find life very hard to live without.

Civil engineers design, create, and connect up the world around us. They help make our villages, towns, and cities work for the people that live there.

Fife College offers an HNC in Civil Engineering which has been developed in partnership with employers, so that you gain the skills and knowledge relevant to a career in the industry.

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Quantity Surveying

Quantity surveyors are there when it counts. They manage costs relating to construction projects and seek to minimise the cost of the project from start to finish.

HNC and HND Quantity Surveying at Fife College have been designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to start your career in this role.

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Fife College offers a fantastic range of technical construction profession courses across all levels from national certificate to HNC and HND (which is the same as years 1 and 2 of a degree at university).

Find out more about how studying Technical Construction courses at Fife College can help you progress towards your dream career in our brand new guide.

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