Construction Technical Occupations - Quantity Surveying

Modern Apprenticeship in Construction – Technical Occupations

The qualification consists of:

Higher National Certificate in Construction Management

Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6) Construction Contracting Operations - General

Modern Apprenticeship in Construction


Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Construction Skills CITB



The apprenticeship scheme is run over 4 years with attendance at Shetland College.


Attendance at College

There are video conference tutorials twice a week for two years. These are delivered by Perth and Moray Colleges.

Or by attendance at Inverness College on block release over 2 years, 3 x three week blocks per year.
The Higher National Certificate is made up of 12 units including surveying, construction materials and specifications, construction technology: Industrial and commercial superstructure, substructure and construction contracts.


While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work for the SVQ3 & submit this evidence to their assessor. The assessor will also observe the apprentice at work.


Typical work duties include:

Surveying buildings and sites; computer aided drawing, liaising with contractors, checking the work done conforms to work allocated; input of data to keep track of finance, bills of quantities, register of work, writing reports, check the condition of property.

Work is mostly office based with some site visits.


Personal qualities, skills and qualifications

Ideally applicants should have Highers in subjects such as Maths, Graphic Design, Physics, Computing.


Applicants must have dedication and self discipline for home study. Have a mature outlook. Applicants must be physically able for the tasks involved in the job.

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