Quantity Surveying HNC

UCAS code 182K

What is special about this course?

The HNC Quantity Surveying gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of quantity surveying.

Subjects you will study include, standard forms of contracts, estimating, construction technology and quantity surveying measurements.

Special features

You study full time


We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above, including Maths or
  • 2 A Level at grade D or above, including Maths
  • Alternatively, NC Civil Engineering or the completion of a Foundation Apprenticeship Civil Engineering
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply, appropriate construction-related experience will be taken into consideration

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • CAD 2DI
  • Construction Materials and Specification
  • Construction Technology: Domestic Construction
  • Construction Technology: Industrial/Commercial Superstructure
  • Construction Technology: Substructure
  • Estimating
  • Financial studies For The Construction Industry
  • Quantitive Building Studies: Floors and Roofs
  • Quantitive Building Studies: Substructures and Drainage
  • Quantity Surveying Graded Unit 1
  • Quantity Surveying Practice
  • Standard  Forms of Construction Contracts

Option units may include:

  • Personal Development Planning
  • Site Administration
  • Health and Safety in Construction

How will I study my course?

  • Full time

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom and practical work

How long will my course last?

  • Full time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI

Start date



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)2018-192019-20
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285

*The Home-Scotland/EU fee rate is set by the Scottish Government and will be confirmed by March 2019.

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)2018-192019-20
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,720

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)2018-192019-20
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,855


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 a trainee quantity surveyor.

Can I progress into further study?

Progress to HND Quantity Surveying

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Quantity Surveying HNC

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2019

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.