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

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To achieve your ProQual level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying with potential to apply for a Gold CSCS card you should either be an existing experienced engineer/surveyor with a confirmation from your employer as well as submitting an up to date CV or undergo our extensive training course in setting out and site surveying for which you will receive a college certificate of attendance before we can register you with the awarding body. 

 

 

Beginner course syllabus

 

 

Starting on the first two weekends of each month on both Saturdays and Sundays 10.00 am to 2.00 pm £595

 

 

Session 1: (Saturday 10.00 am- 2.00 pm) Health & Safety, mathematics of surveying

 

·         Health and Safety of engineers and surveyors on site

·         Identifying hazards on site and methods of writing risk assessments

·         mathematics of surveying, calculating bearing and distances between points

·         Polar and rectangular coordinate systems

·         How instruments work, measure distances and what they do with measurements

·         reading and understanding drawings

 

 

Session 2: (Sunday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm) Local control systems & coordinates

 

·         Establishing local coordinate systems from drawings

·         local / global coordinate systems, transformation of coordinates from global to local and vice versa

·         Control network markers, good and bad positioning of markers on site

·         Importance of accuracy and reliability of control

·         Understanding scales, plot and drawing paper sizes

·         Reading construction drawings

·         Working out coordinates of points on drawing

·         Checking your working outs

 

 

Session 3: (Saturday 10.00 am- 2.00 pm) Introduction to Total stations, how they work

 

·         Further mathematics of surveying

·         Principles of points, lines, arcs, planes

·         Calculating distances and areas using calculator, Total station, estimating, scale rules

 

 

Session 4: (Sunday 10.00-am – 2.00 pm) Principles of levelling

 

·         Sources of error in levelling

·         Reducing level data using standard formats.  Rise and fall, height of collimation

·         Two peg tests

·         Numerical and practical exercises using Levelling instruments

 

 

 

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Intermediate level syllabus

 

Intermediate course: The first two weekends of any month on both Saturday and Sundays 2.30-6.30 pm £595

 

 

 

Session 1: (Saturday 2.30-6.30 pm) Total stations

 

·         Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing angles

·         Converting angles from decimals to degrees, minutes and seconds

·         Taking rounds of angles on face left and right

·         Measuring horizontal, sloped and vertical distances

·         Measuring vertical and sloped heights

·         Setting instrument levels

·         Resection program- using variety of resection methods

·         Resection using programmable calculator

·         Checking resection results and accuracy settings

 

 

 

Session 2: ( Sunday 2.30-6.30 pm) Total Stations

 

·         Creating a new job

·         Entering, editing and deleting data manually

·         Uploading and downloading data using USB stick

·         Identifying data formats

·         Further resection exercises

·         Surveying a road and downloading data to laptop and AutoCad

 

 

 

Session 3: (Saturday 2.30-6.30 pm) GPS and Total stations

 

·         Understanding satellite geometry

·         Problems associated with using GNSS and their accuracy

·         Avoiding multipath and cycle slips

·         Describing RTK

·         Understanding of when GNSS is not an appropriate method to use

·         GNSS coordinates, national grid system

·         Ordnance survey datum and grids

·         Establishing site datum using GNSS

·         Establishing site control network using GNSS and Total station

·         GPS assessment

 

Session 4: (Sunday 2.30-6.30 pm) Underground Utilities and Setting out

 

·         Reasons for detecting underground utilities

·         Issues with current utility survey drawings

·         Colour coding of utilities

·         Detecting utilities using a cat scanner

·         Setting out practice using Total station

·         Final Assessment

 

 

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Advanced level syllabus

 

9-Day intensive advanced level course from the first Saturday to the second Sunday of each month-2.30 to 6.30 pm  £1495

 

 

Session 1: (Saturday 2.30-6.30 pm) Total stations

 

·         Coordinate systems, rectangular and polar

·         Creating local control

·         Taking rounds of angles on face left and right

·         Measuring horizontal, sloped and vertical distances

·         Measuring vertical and sloped heights

·         Setting instrument levels

·         Resection program- using variety of resection methods

·         Resection using programmable calculator

·         Applying atmospheric corrections and checking changes in results

·         Understanding about the care of the equipment

·         Understanding inaccuracies from the choice of equipment

 

 

Session 2: (Sunday 2.30-6.30 pm) Total Stations

 

·         Creating a new job

·         Entering, editing and deleting data manually

·         Uploading and downloading data using USB stick

·         Identifying data formats

·         Further resection exercises

·         Surveying a road and downloading data to laptop and AutoCad

·         Outputting survey data

 

 

Session 3: (Monday 2.30-6.30 pm) Building Information Modelling-Knowledge only

 

·         Principles of 3D Building modelling

·         Advantages of BIM to clients, contractors, users, facilities managers, government

·         Resistance to BIM

·         BIM assessment using a short answer paper

 

 

Session 4: (Sunday 2.30-6.30 pm) Using Total stations and programmable calculators

 

·         Points:  Checking if 3 points are in line

 

·         Lines:   Checking if two lines are parallel and if not working out angles

·         Curves: Checking if a point lies on a curve

·         Calculating distances and bearings between two points

·         Checking is a point is on a horizontal or sloped plane (ramp)

·         Calculating areas

·         Calculating coordinates using point, offset and set out programs

·         Calculating coordinates of intersection of two lines, as well as a line and a circle

·         Converting local and global coordinates

·         Resection using calculators

 

Setting out using Total station

·         Using instrument programs

·         Checking if a columns or wall is plumb

·         Checking straightness of a wall

·         Setting out from real life site drawings

 

 

Session 5: (Wednesday 2.30-6.30 pm) Total stations, traversing

 

·         Establishing a traverse network using nails on the ground

·         Measuring internal angles and distances

·         Adjusting traverse readings for angles and distance errors

·         Establishing control network easting and northings

 

 

Session 6: (Thursday 2.30-6.30 pm) Using Robotic Total Stations

·         Learning to use a robotic total station for setting out and surveying

·         Locking instrument to prism

·         Automatic pointing technology

 

 

 

Session 7: (Friday 2.30-6.30 pm) Competency Assessment - Continue using Robotic instrument

 

·         Assessment of using Total stations for measuring angles and distances

·         Setting out using points, offsets and arcs

·         Applying atmospheric corrections

·         Upload and download data

·         Resection program and showing accuracy of results

 

 

Session 8: (Saturday 2.30-6.30 pm) GPS training and assessment

 

·         Understanding satellite geometry

·         Problems associated with using GNSS and their accuracy

·         Avoiding multipath and cycle slips

·         Describing RTK

·         Understanding of when GNSS is not an appropriate method to use

·         GNSS coordinates, national grid system

·         Ordnance survey datum and grids

·         Practice session establishing site datum using GNSS

·         Practice session establishing site control network by GNSS and Total station

·         GPS assessment

 

 

Session 9: (Sunday 2.30-6.30 pm) Underground Utilities & final assessment

 

·         Reasons for detecting underground utilities

·         Issues with current utility survey drawings

·         How to carry out a desk survey

·         Colour coding of utilities

·         Detecting utilities using a cat scanner

 

 

 

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Combined beginner / intermediate and advanced level course  £2495

Month 1: Beginners course: The first two weekends of any month on both Saturdays and Sundays 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

Month 2: Intermediate course: The first two weekends of the following month on both Saturday and Sunday 2.30 - 6.30 pm

Month 3: Advanced course: 9 day consecutive course from the first Saturday to the second Sunday of the following month , weekends 2.30 - 6.30 pm and weekdays Monday to Friday 10.00 to 4.00 pm

Please note if you can not attend during weekdays due to work commitments we will arrange alternative dates and times to suite your individual circumstances. 

Please also note that you do not need to attend in 3 consecutive months, as we run these courses every month, you can miss one or two month and resume later 

 

 

You can progress to the Level 3 diploma course for just £745

All fees include VAT

 

 

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ProQual Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying: 1 day GPS training included followed by a site based Assessment for experienced engineer / surveyors only. 

 

There is no training with this course as you should be an experienced engineer / surveyor and submit a CV and confirmation of employment from your employer, alternatively, should have completed our advanced or combined surveying course before progressing to the ProQual Level 3 Diploma course. You will need to complete several assignments and submit written answers to knowledge questions as well as pass on site competency assessment in using a variety of surveying equipment.

 

We will provide a one-day training for GPS and levelling equipment for those not familiar with this equipment, as well as a day on our BIM course all included in the course fee. We can also arrange for you to attend drop in sessions with your tutor to help you as and when needed.

 

You will receive a nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveyin with potential to apply for a CSCS Gold card as Engineer Surveyor.

Fee £996 plus vat, (£1195 inc.VAT)

 

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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: £295

 

Traversing

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

 

Levelling

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 10% 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 finchleycollege@yahoo.com

 

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