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Registration Fee - £51.00
Tuition Fee - £234.00
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 part-time day-release course over 15 weeks. The course is designed for those who would like to undertake site surveys and setting out for example; Archaeologists, Architects, Civil engineers, general builders, surveyors etc.
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 namely Topographic surveying and Setting out processes which are integrated into one course: Part 1: evaluation of surveying equipment. This includes: optical & Digital levels, Lasers, Total Stations and GNSS. Practical exercises will include field checks and techniques to minimise errors.
Part 2: Establishment of Control Networks. This will include practical exercises in Traversing, Intersection, Resection and simple Grid transformations
Part 3: Site surveys and Digital Terrain Models (DTM). This will include using survey software to produce site surveys and evaluation of DTMs.
Part 4: Setting using Co-ordinates: The will include techniques for different standards of accuracy. Practical exercises will include the setting out of buildings, drainage, road centre-lines, batter rails and road pins for resurfacing.
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
The course provides underpinning knowledge for the following.
• Pearson Btec National Diploma in Construction & Built Environment
• HNC/D and degree programmes in Civil Engineering and Construction.
• Proqual Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying.