Civil Engineering: NQ (Level 6)

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Year - 2.5 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

Here at Kelvin, we are  the largest College provider of Civil Engineering courses in Scotland and we offer courses at NC, HNC and HND levels on a full-time, part-time and day-release basis. We also offer all the Civil Vocational programmes including Foundation, Modern and Higher Apprenticeships.

This Civil Engineering NQ is intended to provide you with a broad and robust understanding of technical subjects you will need for early involvement in the construction and civil engineering sectors.

It will enable you to gain skills relevant to the sectors and support employment opportunities at an early career stage. It can also support your progress to a higher level of study.

What you will learn

Course subjects include:

Civil Engineering:

  • Technology
  • Materials
  • Site Work


  • Site Surveying
  • Substructure
  • Mechanics
  • Calculations, Measurement & Costing
  • Project Management.


  • CAD
  • Mathematics
  • Health & Safety
  • Sustainability and Environmental Building Science.

Entry requirements

  • Three National 5 qualifications at grade C to include Maths or Physics OR
  • Suitable construction qualifications and/or experience OR
  • NQ L5 courses in related subjects

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL Higher (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment  here at the College.

Future prospects

The Civil Engineering NQ will enable you to progress onto the College’s HNC/HND in Civil Engineering.

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