SCQF Level 7
Built Environment

Course Overview
Building Services Engineering HNC is for those employed and working in the building contractors and building services or from the heating and ventilation sector. This is a day release course (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) taught over two academic years at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus. 

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the built environment industry. This course will encourage career progression and enhance your career and promotion prospects. You will study a range of subjects from a variety of building services including Engineering Science and Project Management. These will improve your analytical skills and knowledge of the building services. 
What You Will Learn
  • Building Services 
  • Engineering Science 
  • Energy Utilisation and Efficiency 
  • Project Management 
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Heating Electricity and Lighting 
  • Building Design Principles 
Entry Requirements
  • Must be employed within the building services industry 
  • NC Building Services 
  • A pass at National 5 Mathematics or equivalent 
  • SVQ2/3 Heating and Ventilation 
  • NC Mechanical or Engineering Systems 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be continually assessed throughout the course 
  • You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skills 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Promotion at work 
  • Progression to a managerial position 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Office management 
  • Site management  
  • Project management 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 day per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories
Heather Gerrard moved to Edinburgh last year to start an Oil & Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP) apprenticeship with OPITO. Heather attends Edinburgh College as part of her apprenticeship and we caught up with her about how her experience to date: 

‘I always had an interest in engineering and this programme provides a great opportunity to get into the industry as well as teaching me the practical and technical skills I needed for the job. The plan is to complete my HNC and become a fully qualified Instrument Technician and to make the most of any opportunities that come my way.’ 

Read more of our student stories here.
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Group A - Granton Campus - Wednesday 2nd September at 8:30 AM (2020)
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
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