Built Environment HNC is a full-time course taught at
Edinburgh College’s Granton campus over one year. The course will
teach you the essential and practical skills that employers are seeking. During
your time at Edinburgh College, your knowledge and skills will be developed in
areas such as Building Measurement, Cost Studies, Construction Materials and
Sustainability. You will learn modern methods used in the built
environment industry and advance your technical skills in research,
planning and organisation.
You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the
built environment sector. Successful completion of the course will
provide you with the opportunity to apply for further study or to progress
straight into employment.
- Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
- Architectural Design Sketching and Drawing
- Health and Safety in Construction
- Building Science
- Building Services: An Introduction
- Building Maintenance Technology
- Construction Materials and Specification
- Domestic Construction
- Site Surveying
- Building Measurement and Cost Studies
- Construction Industry Fundamentals
- Scottish Law for Construction
- Sustainability and Modern Methods of Construction
- Two passes at Higher Level C or above, one of which
should be in English, a Science or Mathematics
- A pass at National 5 Mathematics or equivalent
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- You will be continually assessed throughout the course
- You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skills
Progression And Articulation Routes
Download our progression route map here
- Progress to a further education course at HND
or university level
- Full-time employment or self-employment
- Various positions within the built environment sector
- Apply for the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme
Course Cost And Funding Options
Edinburgh College Built Environment student Anita Bielatowicz is celebrating her first-year anniversary of working with planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, after initially joining the company for a five-day work-placement.
“I am loving working for Barton Willmore” says Anita. “Although I probably have a much busier week than the typical third-year student, the ‘real life’ insights gained by working for a busy architectural consultancy is so different from what I am learning at university – and it also provides invaluable experience for future job prospects.”
Read more of our student stories here.
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