Quantity Surveying

Fife College


Glenrothes (Stenton) Campus


This course has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding necessary to start a career in Quantity Surveying or Estimating. It is also ideal if you are already working in the industry and are looking to gain a promotion.

You will study:
Quantitative Building Studies: Substructure & Drainage (measured as per the standard method of measurement - NRM2); Quantitative Building Studies: Floors, Roofs & Concrete (measured as per the standard method of measurement - NRM2); Estimating; Construction Technology - Substructure; Construction Technology - Domestic Construction; Construction Contracts: Conditions and Procedures; Quantity Surveying Practice; CAD: 2D I; Building Services on Large Buildings; Construction Materials and Specification; Building Measurement & Cost Studies; Economics for the Built Environment; Financial Studies; Quality in the Construction Industry; Modern Methods of Construction; Building Science; Sketching and Drawing; Construction Site Surveying.

Entry Requirements

1 relevant Higher plus 3 subjects at National 5 including Maths, or Foundation Apprenticeship Civil Engineering, or NC Built Environment, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and portfolio.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree course.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2 years


Construction and Built Environment

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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