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    HNC Construction Management (Schools)

  • Eligible Schools

    All Ayrshire Schools

    This is a course for school pupils

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 4pm

  • Start Date

    From 10 Jun 2019

Who is the course for

If you’d like to work in a supervisory or management role within the construction industry, this course can help you on your way. Construction Managers (or Site Managers/Agents) are responsible for the safe completion of construction projects, on time and within budget.

What is the course about

This course will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work successfully in a management role in the construction industry. It’s mainly theory based, with a small amount of practical work.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:

  • You’ll look at substructure, from site investigations through to ground improvements and building foundations
  • Construction technology and the techniques to build to specification
  • Construction planning
  • Health and Safety.
  • Administrative processes, contracts and tendering procedures
  • CAD (Computer Aided Draughting)
  • Building services
  • Practical tasks such as: testing materials and conducting a levelling survey between two known benchmarks
  • Pupils will be registered with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) as student members. Student membership gives instant access to a wealth of resources that will support transition to university and a career in a Construction profession.

    Please note this course requires attendance until the end of May, as you are infilling into a full-time course. Exceptions are made for SQA exam days.

    What do I need

    A minimum of one relevant Higher, ideally English, Maths or a Science subject.

    How will I be assessed

    Assessment is on an ongoing basis and will include practical sessions as well as theory, using the new skills you’ve learned throughout the course.

    Next Steps

    You may progress to:

  • HND in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying
  • A degree course at university, possibly via our articulation arrangements, such as BSc in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University (direct entry to year 2). Please note a Grade B in projects is required for this.
  • Seeking to start your career in construction in a role such as Trainee or Assistant Site Agent.
  • Start Date

    10 Jun 2019



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