Built Environment NC

What is special about this course?

This course provides the perfect foundations for a career in the construction industry, giving you the knowledge and skills required to work as a technician.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of an NPA Construction related course or 3 National 4 passes or above or equivalent, in appropriate English, Science, Mathematics or technical subjects.

Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have relevant industry related experience will be considered at the discretion of the programme leader.

Units includes an introduction to:

  • Modern methods of construction
  • Construction site surveying
  • Sustainable design for architecture and domestic building services

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

The course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face teaching and practical tasks. 

How long will my course last?

1 year

January start (fast-track - 18 weeks)

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

Scottish students

Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)



Full-time per year



Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


Full-time per year


International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


Full time per year


 Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Please contact credit.control.ic@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions on fees.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Employment opportunities in the built environment sector. Progression to HNC construction related programmes. 

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Apply for Built Environment NC

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.