Construction Student Laying Bricks In Workshop
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Aug 2021
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August to June)

Applications are now closed. Applications will re-open January 2022

This HNC Construction Management course is designed to prepare you for a supervisory or management role within the construction industry. As a construction manager the construction industry offers variety and the opportunity to work with skilled building professionals on wide-ranging projects all over the world.

As a STEM Assured College we have an admirable reputation for training in construction. This course is an excellent platform for those who enjoy problem solving, understand the need for accuracy in detail and wish to pursue a professional career in construction.

What will I learn?

  • Construction Materials – How do you select the correct materials to ensure the building lasts for generations?
  • Building Services – What are the methods, materials and regulations for distributing water, electricity around your home, how is waste water collected and returned for reuse?
  • Domestic Construction – What are the methods and details required to maintain a warm, weather tight, safe and secure home?
  • Industrial/Commercial Superstructure – How are tall ‘Skyscrapers’ built, how do they differ from your house's construction?
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) - We are now in the digital age and the ability to use computers is a fundamental requirement for all professions. Learn the skills to draw the construction details for building operatives to work from.

Other content includes:

  • Substructure
  • Architectural design and sketching
  • Site administration
  • Construction site surveying
  • Graded unit 1

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Minimum of one Higher and one National 5 or equivalent, in a science or technical subject, or
  • NC Built Environment, or
  • SVQ Level 3 in a Construction or Engineering trade
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirement equivalency table

Employer and industry links

The College has been delivering first class construction training for decades and has many contacts in the industry.  Industry employers and contacts regularly offer, for the right candidates, the experience of a work placement, with the potential of placements leading to employment.

Jobs and further study

An alternative to the prospect of employment sees many of our students progress to higher study at university with entry to the second year.

  • HND Construction Management
  • BSc Building Surveying
  • BSc Quantity Surveying
  • BSc Construction Management

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Selection is by interview for external candidates. Please bring your qualifications, photographic ID and references with you.
  • During the interview, you will be expected to discuss your understanding and knowledge of the course and its contents, and demonstrate why you should be offered a place on the course.
  • Interviews will take place from April onwards.
  • Current students will require an internal reference


You will be notified of the outcome by email by the end of May. There are four possible outcomes:

  • Unconditional offer: your place is guaranteed on return of your acceptance
  • Conditional place: your place is secured once you meet the conditions set
  • Waiting list: the course is full and you have been placed on a waiting list. If any places become available you may be contacted.
  • Unsuccessful: you have not met the entry criteria. The Student Advisors Service can be contacted to discuss alternative options.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further details such as start date, induction and funding information.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3339