HND in Quantity Surveying

L5 Level 5
Part Time
2 September 2024 — 15 May 2026
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The Quantity Surveying HND builds on the knowledge and skills of the HNC. This covers construction industry fundamentals of cost control and techniques used for advanced quantity surveying practice.

The Higher National Diploma is highly regarded by employers due to the hands-on experience gained in the various tasks and requirements construction professionals face.

By the end of Level 5, students will have a sound understanding of the principles in their area of specialist study and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the business world. They will be able to perform effectively in their specialist area.

What you will study

You Will study the following 5 Mandatory  modules on this course,

  • Unit 28: Group Project (Pearson-set)
  • Unit 39: Personal Professional Development
  • Unit 36: Value Engineering & Cost Control
  • Unit 38: Advanced Quantities for Complex Building Projects
  • Unit 54: Advanced Quantity Surveying Practice

You will also study a further 45 credits at level 5 that will be set by the tutor.

The programme will be taught using a combination of lectures, guest speakers and tutorials. The programme will be assessed using a combination of assignments, practical assessment and examinations.

Course fee per year

Tuition Fees: £2,560.00

Entry requirements

Completion of HNC in Quantity Surveying

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

15 May 2026

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

7 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Career prospects & further study


According to Lightcast 2022 data, the construction sector is due to grow by 9.1% in the Cardiff Capital Region between 2022-2026, with an average wage over £30,000 per year.

On completion of the HND, learners can progress onto university and study a BA (Hons) Quantity Surveying or progress directly into employment in the construction sector.


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

Dumballs Road,
CF10 5FE