HND in Quantity Surveying

Course at a glance

Subject Area:



Higher Education


BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND)

Course Start:


Course Length:

1.5 - 2 years


North Street Campus


Year 1 - £540 x 8 modules = £4,320
Year 2 - £540 x 8 modules = £4,320
(includes BTEC registration fee)

Year 1 - £540 x 3 modules = £1,620
(plus BTEC registration fee)
Year 2 - £540 x 5 modules = £2,700

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Entry requirements

You will need 32 UCAS points. A BTEC level 3 extended diploma, one A level at grade C or above or two A levels at grade E in a relevant subject,  such as maths, science and geography.

For the part-time HND top-up you will need to have successfully completed the HNC.

What would I learn at College?

The Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment offers students the opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the principles in their specialist pathway.

It is designed to support progression into employment or on to degree-level study. The surveying pathway is ideal for students who want to pursue a career in quantity surveying.

Students will have the opportunity to apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve surveying problems, using industry standards and appropriate code of practice.

Fifteen units are required to complete the HND. The surveying pathway has units specifically targeted to me the needs of the surveying roles.           

Some of the units covered in the course include:

  • Unit 22: Group project (Pearson-set)
  • Unit 23: Contracts & management
  • Unit 34: Advanced quantities for complex buildings
  • Unit 41: Surveying for conservation, renovation & refurbishment
  • Unit 35: Alternative methods of construction
  • Unit 40: Alternative energy systems design & installation
  • Unit 42: Highway engineering

Next steps

This course is designed to provide progression in to employment in the construction and the built environment sector or to a relevant degree course/apprenticeship.

Students could also gain membership with the relevant chartered institutes.

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