NC Built Environment

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The NC Built Environment course develops knowledge and skills for work in the construction industry in areas such as quantity surveying or as an architectural technician, and provides the grounding for technician-level posts and more advanced study.

The mainly theory based course is taught within a classroom environment with practical experience gained from workshops, field trips and site visits to companies such Scotframe, Raeburn Brick and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) where you can gain direct experience of the construction industry.


Minimum entry requirements

• Three National 5 qualifications, Intermediate 2 or Credit Level Standard Grade in preferably Maths, English and a Science.


• Relevant experience and/or alternative qualifications.

Additional selection requirements

You will be invited for a group and/or individual interview where we will identify candidate suitability for the course. You will also get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject area.

The course is suitable to all applicants over the age of 16.


You will gain knowledge and skills in a variety of construction disciplines which will prepare you for further study or employment in the construction industry including:

  • Domestic Building Services.
  • Construction Technology: Groundworks and Substructures.
  • Construction Technology: Superstructure and Finishes.
  • Computer Aided Drafting: An Introduction.
  • Construction Calculations.
  • Construction Materials: An Introduction.
  • Construction Site Surveying: An Introduction.
  • Health and Safety in the Construction Industry.
  • Built Environment Project.
  • Sustainable Design for Architecture.
  • Drawing for Construction.
  • Environmental Building Science: An Introduction.
  • Construction Measurement and Costing.
  • Modern Methods of Construction: An Introduction.