Construction Management HNC

UCAS code 252K
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

If you aspire to enter the construction industry at a supervisory level, the HNC Construction Management will give you the knowledge and skills to achieve this.

The construction industry is one of the most diverse and interesting fields to work in, with careers available including architectural technology, construction management, quantity surveying and facility management.

Special features

  • This course is the ideal stepping stone into a variety of HND Construction courses
  • If you are already working in the industry you can study by day release or evening classes

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above, preferably Maths, Graphic Communication or a science subject or
  • 1 A level at grade D or above, preferably Maths, Physics or Graphical Communication or
  • NC/NQ in a construction related subject
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply, appropriate construction related experience will be taken into consideration
  • You may be required to attend an interview

Access routes

  • NQ Advanced Certificate Building Crafts
  • Advanced Certificate Carpentry and Joinery
  • Advanced Certificate Bricklaying
  • SVQ Carpentry and Joinery
  • SVQ Bricklayer

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Construction Management: Graded Unit 1
  • Construction Site Surveying A
  • Site Administration
  • Standard Forms of Construction Contracts
  • Construction Materials and Specification
  • Construction Technology: Industrial/Commercial Superstructure
  • Construction Technology: Substructure

Option units may include:

  • Construction Planning
  • Quality in Construction
  • Construction Technical Communication Skills
  • Construction Technology: Domestic Construction
  • Estimating
  • Financial Studies for the Construction Industry
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Managing Construction Organisations
  • Architectural Design Sketching and Drawing
  • Personnel Development Planning 
  • Building Services an Introduction
  • CAD 2D1

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

  • Full time
  • Part time (structured)
  • Part time - day release or block release
  • Evening Class at some locations

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials.  A part time day release option (by video conference) may be available at some locations. Please contact your preferred campus for more details.

How long will my course last?

  • Full time: 1 year
  • Part time: 2 years
  • Part time day release: 1 day per week for 36 weeks per year for 2 years.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • Other start dates may be available at lnverness College UHI, Perth College UHI and Shetland College UHI. Please contact your preferred location for more details. 

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year
Part-time (per HN unit) £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434

 **There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Employment as trainee construction manager, construction planner or site based management assistant.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Construction Management HNC

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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