SCQF Level 7
Built Environment

Course Overview

Construction Management HNC will teach you the essential skills you will need to progress to a construction management position. You will study a range of vital industry areas such as site surveying, estimating and construction planning. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the construction industry. You will gain a key understanding of standard building contracts and learn about the latest construction technologies.  

This course is offered as a full-time or day release programme (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses). If you choose to study full-time you will attend Edinburgh College’s Granton campus three times a week for one year. Day release will require you to attend Edinburgh College one day a week over two academic years while employed within the construction industry.  


What You Will Learn

  • Building Services in Large Buildings 
  • Construction Materials and Specifications 
  • Construction Site Surveying A 
  • Construction Technology: Substructure 
  • Construction Technology: Industrial/Commercial 
  • Superstructure 
  • Site Administration 
  • Standard Forms of Construction Contracts 
  • Health and Safety in Construction 
  • Construction Management: Graded Unit 1  
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) 2D I 
  • Building Measurement and Cost Studies 
  • Construction Planning 

Entry Requirements

For full-time applicants: 
  • One pass at Higher level (A-C)
  • A pass at National 5 Mathematics or equivalent
  • If you’re a mature applicant you will be considered on an individual basis 

For day release: 

  • Employed as a technician in the construction industry 
  • One pass at Higher level (A-C)
  • A pass at National 5 Mathematics or equivalent
  • If you’re a mature applicant you will be considered on an individual basis 


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 

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Progress to a further education course at university level
Career Opportunities
  • Employment as a construction manager or technician
Number Of Days Per Week

  • Full time - 3 days (approx.) per week 
  • Day release - 1 day per week 

Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories
Edinburgh College Built Environment student Anita Bielatowicz is celebrating her first-year anniversary of working with planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, after initially joining the company for a five-day work-placement.  

“I am loving working for Barton Willmore” says Anita. “Although I probably have a much busier week than the typical third-year student, the ‘real life’ insights gained by working for a busy architectural consultancy is so different from what I am learning at university – and it also provides invaluable experience for future job prospects.” 

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

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Group A - Granton Campus - Monday 31st August at 8:30 AM (2020)
End Date

Part Time

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