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HNCQuantity Surveying

2 years part-time
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Southampton City Centre
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Currently working in a construction or surveying based role? Hoping to progress in your career? This practical quantity surveying HNC supports you to better understand the regulatory, technological, social, legal and economic contexts of the construction Industry.

The programme offers an element of flexibility, allowing students to study part-time to gain the HNC qualification alongside their busy careers. Upon successful completion of the HNC, students can progress onto the part-time BSc (Hons) Construction Management programme which has a commercial management pathway ideal for quantity surveyors.

You’ll also have access to the built environment studio. This modern space has been developed to give students access to an environment which mirrors the feel and atmosphere of a professional studio. This enables students from different built environment courses to come together and collaborate on multidisciplinary projects, just as they would in the workplace.

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.

Why choose this course?

Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you are working in the construction industry and are looking to further your career. With opportunities to study alongside other professionals on a part-time basis, Solent's Quantity Surveying HNC programme will support you as you develop your knowledge and build the practical skills required for advanced industry roles.

What does this course lead to?

The course's industry-focused and practical emphasis is intended to develop your professionalism and maximise your career development opportunities. 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

You will be taught by a team of enthusiastic and approachable academics. All academics are current members of the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The course team have extensive industry experience gained during time spent in various construction roles. The team draw on that experience to improve the curriculum and maximise learning opportunities.

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. And as Solent is an Adobe Creative Campus, all students also have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes the full suite of Adobe professional software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premier Pro, and more.

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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