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.
What Will I Learn?
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.
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.
Learners will complete a range of practical tasks and written assignments. Each module is graded with an overall Pass, Merit or Distinction.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Additional Fee Notes
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.
- 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.