- Minimum of two Highers (i.e. Maths, Physics, Chemistry or English) at grade C or above
- English and Maths at National 5 level at grade C or above
HNC (SCQF Level 7)
1 Year (typically 3 days a week in College)
You will learn a range of skills relevant to working as a construction professional including site surveying, substructure, superstructure and building science. In addition, practical skills in measurement & costing; Computer-aided drafting and technical drawing will be developed.
The importance of team work in the construction industry will be apparent as the multiskilled nature of building projects is revealed.
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
Paper, pens, pencils, folder, calculator, drawing equipment, memory stick, possibly PPE. A list will be sent to you before the start of the course.
HNC Built Environment.
If you are studying a full-time advanced course (HNC level or above), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
The College runs a bus to our Altens Campus to and from Aberdeen City Centre (excluding holiday periods).
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
“I’ve been so surprised by the meditative qualities of working with wood and it’s such an antidote to digital life.”
“One of the best things about the course was having the opportunity to gain experience in the different construction trades and broaden my knowledge of the industry as a whole. The course gave me the experience and knowledge I needed to stand out amongst the other applicants for an apprenticeship.”
“I came to NESCol when I left school to study on the Construction Crafts (SCQF Level 5) course, which lets you experience the different construction trades.”
“Every day is different so there is a good variety.”
“To any other girls who are thinking of a career in construction: stick with it! NESCol will give you skills for a lifelong career as well as the opportunity to explore creatively.”
Please note: Course delivery – in response to Covid -19, courses may be delivered through a blend of campus-based classes and/or remote learning. Please check at time of booking. All classroom environments follow strict government social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the ‘Apply Online’ button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
Completed forms should be signed and returned to us at the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.
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