SCQF Level 6
Built Environment

Course Overview

NC Civil Engineering can be taken as a two-year day release (a system allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) or a full-time, one-year programme of study. 

The Full time will mean attending Edinburgh Colleges Granton campus three days per week over one academic year. 

The day release will mean attending Edinburgh College’s Granton campus one day per week over two academic years whilst employed within the construction industry.  

There will also be a number of sessions that will be delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams.

COVID impacts on the current delivery and presently all course materials and delivery is on line.

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the civil engineering industry and gain a broad understanding of technical topics needed to work as a civil engineer. You will develop skills in planning, evaluation, define and problem solve, research and analysis and work co-operatively. All the skills and knowledge you acquire are transferable and will benefit you in either further studies or employment. 


What You Will Learn


  • Civil Engineering Site Work
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Project
  • Computer-Aided Drafting: An Introduction
  • Construction Site Surveying: An Introduction
  • Health and Safety in the Construction Industry














Entry Requirements


  • One pass at National 5 level grade C and above in Maths
  • Design Engineering Construct – Level 1



English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed

You will be continually assessed throughout the course.

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You may be invited to an interview to assess if this is the correct course for you.
Progression And Articulation Routes


  • Successful completion of the course will allow progression onto our HN courses
  • HNC Civil Engineering taught at Edinburgh College 



Career Opportunities
  • Employment as a civil engineering technician
Number Of Days Per Week


  • Full time - three days (approx.) per week
  • Day release - one day per week


Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £661 Granton part-time (year 2)
Fee: £801 Granton part-time (year 1)
Student Stories

We caught up with former Edinburgh College civil engineering modern apprentice Keir Stanton, who worked on the construction of the new Queensferry Crossing bridge.


“Working on the bridge is a huge achievement and, now that it is finished, you can see the scale and the excitement in the media that it is opening. I feel proud to have been part of a great project with amazing people and to have attained knowledge, experiences and stories that will stay with me for a very long time. Driving over the bridge will be exciting, getting to see how everything has come together. But it is extra special when you know, firsthand, just how much hard work has gone into the construction."

Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Group A - Granton Campus - Monday 31st August at 8:30 AM (2021)
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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