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Registration Fee - £51.00
Tuition Fee - £219.00
Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
This is a one year part-time course. The course is designed for those who would like to undertake topographic surveys for example; Archaeologists, Architects, Civil engineers, general builders, surveyors etc.
Topographic surveying is the measurement of existing features of the earth’s surface and the presentation of the results. Knowledge of the size, shape and position of natural and manmade features is an essential element in the planning of a wide variety of projects. Surveying is a technologically-advanced discipline and is changing rapidly in terms of instrumentation and the presentation of results.
You will need 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English, Maths and Science or another Level 2 qualification. NB: Learners should have an understanding of trigonometry and basic mathematical principles before starting this course.
What will I study?
You will complete two Pearson Level 3 Btec units which are integrated into one course:
Unit 27: Surveying Technology in Construction and Civil Engineering
This unit looks primarily at the nature of survey measurements, the errors inherent in the measurement systems and the instruments used, and the best ways to reduce or eliminate these errors.
Unit 28: Topographic Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
This unit take you through the procedures for undertaking topographical surveys. You will use a variety of instruments to carry out measurements, which are normally recorded electronically. Measurement data is transferred from the instrument to suitable software for processing and the production of the required drawings.
How will I be assessed?
Learners will complete a range of practical tasks and written assignments. Each module is graded with an overall Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Career Opportunities and Progression
Learners will have a choice of progression routes:
• Complete the full Btec Diploma in Construction & Built Environment (surveying)
• Support a variety of HNC and degree programmes in civil engineering and construction.
• Support setting out courses.