Built Environment SCQF Level 7

This course will prepare you for university degree level study, or provide those who are already working in the industry with a stronger, industry-relevant skill set.


Why take this course?

This course is designed for those who want to access a related university course or those already working in the industry, who wish to build on their skills and perhaps work towards a promotion. It offers strong, sector-related training which will allow you to acquire the abilities and attributes needed for educational and professional progression.

What you will experience

You will cover a range of subjects relevant to working as a construction professional including site surveying, substructure, superstructure and building science. You will also develop your practical skills in areas such as technical drawing, CAD and measurement and costing.

student holding model of house

Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
1 Year

Entry requirements

Applicants should preferably have two Highers, and Maths and English qualifications at National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level. Successful completion of a related NC course is also acceptable.

Applicants may be asked to undertake a Maths and/or English test depending on their qualifications.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Please see below for your options. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


Popular career paths include work in construction, architecture, surveying and project management. 

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen Altens Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.