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HNCConstruction Quantity Surveying

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Why study a construction quantity surveying HNC at Solent University

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to commence a career in the construction industry as a cost manager.

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  • Our academics have extensive industry experience gained during time spent in various construction roles.
  • The course is developed in consultation with local employers to ensure you learn relevant and sought-after skills.
  • You will have free access to industry-standard facilities, including a dedicated drawing studio, two construction laboratories, a wide range of levelling and surveying equipment and professional software packages such as AutoCAD and BlueBeam.
  • Get practical experience thanks to site visits and benefit from guest lectures delivered by our industry connections made up of local and national construction companies.

Course overview

On this Higher Technical Qualification you’ll gain an understanding of the practicalities of managing construction costs from project inception to completion, predominately focusing on meeting the needs of main contractors and sub-contractors. The programme offers an element of flexibility, allowing students to study part-time to gain the HNC qualification alongside their busy careers. 

Throughout your studies you’ll explore a range of areas including legal and statutory requirements and principles of quantity surveying. At the heart of the course is the development of problem-solving skills. You will be supported to develop this knowledge to assist in providing sound and justified management advice and guidance relating to production in a variety of different formats.  

The course team have extensive industry experience, and a strong network of industry contacts, which has given past students access to guest speakers, live briefs and site visits.

Any questions?

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Email: 023 8201 5066

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Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily aimed at those who are interested in the day to day practicalities of managing the costs of works packages on a development, or smaller projects on their own and are looking to develop their career.  

What does this course lead to?

This course will supplement your skills for a career path in any of the broad areas that encompass quantity surveying, estimating and buying within the contracting side of the construction industry. The industry-focused and practical emphasis of the course will develop your professionalism and maximise your career development opportunities.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


You’ll benefit from free access to a range of industry standard facilities. These include a dedicated drawing studio, two construction laboratories, a wide range of levelling and surveying equipment and professional software packages.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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