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Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
Full Time (1 year) and Evening (2 Years)

This HNC Construction Management course is designed to prepare you for a supervisory or managerial 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.

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 and 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

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; OR
  • 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.

The college has strong links within the industry with major construction companies such as Morrison Construction, Keepmoat Homes and Ashleigh Construction. As well as connecting students with great work placements, we frequently hold employer events for students to engage with company representatives. 

Articulation Routes

We have articulation routes with Glasgow Caledonian University via their pathway programme.

Applications to year 2 of their degree programmes are based on your success on the HNC Construction Management

Jobs and further study

Take a look at the course progression map for construction courses.

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
  • Glasgow Caledonian University Degree Pathway programme

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 (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional)  
  • Invited to book an interview session. During the interview you may be asked to complete a short project. You will also be expected to discuss your understanding of the course and its contents, and to demonstrate why you feel you should be offered a place on the course. You should also bring copies of your qualifications, photographic ID and any references to the interview.  
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

Interviews will take place from April onwards. If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. This will normally be sent out in May/June.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3339