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HNCQuantity Surveying

2 years part-time
2023

Why study a quantity surveying HNC at Solent University

If you’re looking to progress your career in quantity surveying, at Solent you can work professional studios and advance your knowledge of the construction industry on this CIOB accredited course.

    • Our academics have extensive industry experience gained during time spent in various construction roles and 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).
    • You can study this course part-time, making it easy to fit around your current employment.
    • 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.
    • Upon successful completion of the HNC, you can progress onto the part-time BSc (Hons) Construction Management programme, which has a commercial management pathway ideal for quantity surveyors.
    • Solent is an Adobe Creative Campus. You will have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, which contains the full suite of Adobe professional software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premier Pro, and more.

    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.

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    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.

    Facilities

    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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