HND Building Surveying candidate advice

HND Building Surveying

The HND Building Surveying will provide the candidate with a range of contemporary vocational skills including preparation of drawings, specification-writing, land surveying, surveying historic buildings, and drawing up maintenance schedules. You will also develop study, research, analysis, planning and organisational skills. It will also give the candidate responsibility for their own learning and the ability to be flexible and work co operatively with others.

Employment and Progression

The HND will enable you to achieve professional body recognition, in particular (but not exclusively), from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Year 2 or 3 of a related degree programme.


As with all SQA qualifications, access to the award is at the discretion of the centre. The following recommendations are for guidance only:

  • an HNC in Construction, Building Surveying or a related discipline
  • at least one Higher, with supporting passes at Standard Grade Credit in appropriate subjects, which should include mathematics and science and/or technology
  • an SVQ in Construction or a related discipline

You may be accepted with other entry qualifications if you demonstrate a realistic chance of success.

Suitable work experience may be accepted for entry, or advanced entry, if the centre believes that you are likely to benefit from undertaking the award.

You may be granted Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for underpinning knowledge gained or skills developed in your employment. APEL might allow you entry or advanced entry.