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

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Finchley College setting out and surveying course

We offer an inhouse training course from beginner to advance with our own inhouse certificate of attendance as well as a level 3 Diploma in Engineering surveying for existing engineers and surveyors who do not need full training.


We now offer distance learning courses in Setting out, site engineering, site surveying and land surveying. Existing engineers and surveyors anywhere in the world can join our ProQual Diploma in Engineering Surveying. New beginner learners can also study this course via distance learning as long as they have access to a Total station for practical training.




 1) Beginner to intermediate level £1495 plus VAT


            8 weekend sessions or 9 consecutive days

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

(This course is suitable to assistant engineer, junior engineers and recent graduates in Civil Engineering, construction and Built Environment) 


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: £2079.00 plus VAT


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

             (This course is suitable for anyone from any background)


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 £375 extra




3) Enhanced course: £3995 plus VAT


30 to 40 days of flexible training with time table to suite every learner.


We can agree a time table of training to suite your own individual circumstances, from weekends only, weekdays only or a combination of both.


Option includes;

  • 9 days every month from the first Saturday to the second Sunday for up to 6 months
  • The first two weeks of every month from Mon-Fri for up to 4 months
  • The first week of every month from Monday to Friday for up to 6 months.
  • 4 consecutive weeks from Monday to Friday followed by one week every month for a further 2 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


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4) Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying £1295 plus VAT


This course is for experienced engineers and surveyors only who do not need extensive training. Confirmation of employment as an engineer or surveyor is required.


We offer candidates up to 5 days of college based training at weekends or weekdays if required for training on the use of GPS, levelling equipment and help with knowledge questions of the qualification.


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.





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



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