Setting out and Surveying courses Leading to level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying

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Finchley College setting out and surveying course syllabus and lesson plan

We offer an inhouse training course from beginner to advance with our own inhouse certificate of attendance and for an extra charge


of just £600 to cover certification costs a level 3 Diploma in Engineering surveying.




 1) Beginner to intermediate level £1895


            8 weekend sessions or 9 consecutive days

All classes begin on the first Saturday to the second Sunday of each month.


You can attend this course in 9 consecutive days or attend the first two


weekends of each month for two consecutive months. First month classes are in the mornings and the second month in the afternoons


             Weekend classes: month 1; 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, month 2: 2.30-6.30 pm


             Weekday classes: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm



 2) Beginner to Advanced level: £2495


            16 weekends sessions or 18 days over two 9-day sessions in two months


As above, learners attend 16 weekend sessions over 4 months or two 9-day sessions over two months from the first Saturday to the Second


Sunday of each month.


             Weekend classes: month 1; 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, month 2, 3 and 4: 2.30-6.30 pm


             Weekday classes: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm


After completion of this course we can enrol candidates to our level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying for just £600 extra




3) Enhanced course: £4995


30 to 40 days of training on the first two weeks of every month from Monday to Friday only for 3 to 4 months, 


this course includes site visits and will lead to a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying included in the course fee 


            which enables you to apply for a GOLD cscs card.


This is the best course to attend for absolute beginners and those changing career to construction engineering.


It will give you all knowledge and competency you will need to work as an engineer or land surveyor with earning potential


of up to £250 per day on freelance basis within 6 months of completing this course.


Once you have reached standard of competent engineer we will register you with the ProQual awarding body


free of charge to ensure you will have a nationally recognised certificate.


Learners of Enhanced course have option of attending the following short courses free of charge


                 Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment

                 Level 2 Award in Principles of Fire Safety

                 Level 3 Award in First aid at work

                 Level 3 Award in Fundamentals of Building Information Modelling

                 Level 3 Award in Understanding Planning, Supervising and Managing working at Height








4) Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying £1495 including VAT


This course is for experienced engineers and surveyors only who do not need extensive training.


We offer candidates a one day college based training for use of GPS and a further one day tutorial for help with writing


assignments for knowledge questions. Your tutor will continue providing you with support throughout your studies


by email or telephone contact and will make a final visit at your site for a comprehensive assessment of your 


           competency in using a variety of surveying equipment and conduct know.


Site visit is free of charge for candidates within 30 miles of London.






 Next course starts on Saturday 1st of September




Distance learning for national and international students

For those who live far from London or abroad, we offer this course through distance learning, the fee depends on the background of each learner, please contact us for fees.




Short one day courses

Following the completion of short courses learners will receive a Finchley College certificate of achievement.


One day GPS and Robotic Total Station training

This course is suitable for existing engineers or surveyors without experience of using GPS or Robotic instruments. This one day course will train you to use them effectively for setting out, surveying and establishing control on sites. Please note that there is no certificate for this course.

Fee: £395



In this one day course you will learn to establish a traverse around a large site, carry out angle, distance and height corrections using two different methods, establish your own 3 dimensional coordinates for easting, northing and height of the traverse stations and if necessary convert them to global coordinates.

Fee: £295



In this one-day course you will learn to use an automatic level (dumpy) and a laser level for level survey of sites. You will learn to carry out a two peg test to check the accuracy of both the laser and dumpy as well as survey a site and carry out correct booking procedure of the readings including checks for errors and adjustments using a variety of methods.

Fee: £295


Mathematics of surveying

If you lack knowledge of SIN, COS and TAN of an angle, you don't know what they are for or how to use them, then this course is for you. You will learn concepts of geometry, calculating bearing and distance of a line, calculating areas of triangles, rectangles and irregular shapes

Fee: £295


Using a programmable calculator for setting out and surveying purposes

In this one-day course you will learn to use a large number of commonly used programs in a scientific programmable calculator. Fee includes one calculator already programmed for use at work with full licence.

Fee: £295


Discount for groups or enrolling on multiple courses

We offer a 5% discount for groups of 2 or more enrolling at the same time or for booking more than one course.



Book any of one day courses




To book and pay for any of the above courses please pay by bank transfer and write your name as reference or pay by card.



Please make payment by bank transfer to

Finchley College

Santander PLC

Sort code: 09-01-27

Account no. 44018113



For more information please call Reza Nobakht on 07974 221155 or email us at


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