HND Property Valuation candidate information

The HND Property Valuation concentrates on subjects that are essential for the work of a qualified valuation technician. It covers the valuation process, managing property and its maintenance, and property investment theory. You will gain skills in economics, construction technology, computerised mapping and databases, and computer drawing.

You will also be able to develop your study, research, planning, organisational and review/evaluation skills.

Employment and progression opportunities

Someone with an HND Property Valuation would be able to apply for a position as a Property Valuation Technician.

On completion, you will be qualified to Year 2 of a degree course in property, or Year 3 in exceptional cases.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors recognises the HND Property Valuation as a qualification that would assist someone working in the property sector gain Technical membership status.


As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre. Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • Two Highers, preferably in Geography or Economics, at grade C or above, and three Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 passes (or equivalent)
  • A National Qualification in Building at SCQF level 6
  • Relevant work experience in property valuation, town planning or related sectors
  • SVQ level 3 in property valuation, town planning or related sectors

Equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may be accepted for entry, providing the competences can be identified and are appropriate.