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Accredited courses in surveying and engineering

Finchley College: Training and Qualifying the Building and Civil Engineers of Tomorrow​

About Finchley College

Finchley College is a specialized construction institution dedicated to training the engineers and managers of tomorrow. With over 30 years of experience, we have successfully trained more than 1,200 engineers and managers who are now employed across the UK and internationally. Our nationally and internationally recognized qualifications enable learners to apply for CSCS gold engineer surveyor or black manager cards. Many of our graduates have used their credentials to secure residency permits and start new careers and lives abroad.

Our Commitment

We understand that transitioning to a new career can be challenging. Finchley College is committed to supporting you every step of the way toward achieving your aspirations. Our flexible course offerings, available on weekends and weekdays, accommodate learners' existing commitments and levels of experience, ensuring they can undergo training without sacrificing income. Training is available in London, Manchester, and through distance learning.

Earning Potential

Site engineers and surveyors can earn between £150 to £350 per day. Invest in yourself and train now. Today's surveying instruments are easy to learn and use.

Engineering Surveying Courses

ProQual Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying

This qualification is suitable for individuals who are experienced surveyors capable of collecting survey data to create accurate maps or engineering surveyors who can set out designed data from plans. The diploma requires the completion of five mandatory units:

  1. L/615/5308 - Introduction to Surveying

  2. R/615/5309 - Understanding Levelling in Surveying

  3. J/615/5310 - Using a Total Station in Surveying

  4. L/615/5311 - Using Global Navigation Satellite Systems

  5. R/615/5312 - Setting out and other Construction-related Survey Technologies

 

Delivery of Qualification

We offer flexible delivery options:

 

 

Diploma in Engineering surveying for existing engineers and surveyors-to apply for a gold CSCS Engineer Surveyor card

  • Workplace Visits: We can visit existing engineers and surveyors at their workplaces for two to three days of training and assessment. Learners must register early and study the knowledge questions of the award before a site visit.

  • College Visits: Learners can attend our London campus for a few days of training on weekdays or weekends. Note that setting out and Total Station training is not included in the course.

Upon satisfactory completion of all assessment criteria, you will receive the full diploma qualification.

Course Fees

  • Course Fee: £1,245 plus VAT (additional travel charges apply for learners more than 40 miles from London).

 

 

Beginner to Advanced Level Engineering Surveying Course

Training for Beginners, Graduates, and Overseas Engineers

This course is perfect for beginners, recent graduates, overseas engineers, and junior engineers. It offers the potential to earn up to £350 per day within one to two years.

Registration and Training Procedure

  • Registration: Register with the awarding body to apply for a red trainee CSCS card.

  • Study and Certification: choose one or more units of the qualification to study, achieving unit certification or the full qualification.

Graduates: Recent graduates from a UK university are advised to study at least 3 units: Levelling, GNSS, and Setting Out, to gain competency in essential skills. Alternatively, studying the full qualification allows you to apply for a gold CSCS engineer surveyor card.

We offer graduates a 10% discount in fees.

Beginners: Beginners are advised to study all 5 units over weekends for 3 months, plus optional one day per month of revision and practice classes for up to 3 more months for comprehensive training.

  • Class Options:

    • Weekend sessions over 3 months on the first two weekends of every month, plus optional one extra day a month of revision and practice for up to 6 months if necessary.

    • Two-week block sessions, plus an extra 5 days of revision.

Support Services

  • CSCS Trainee Card: Assistance with registration and application for a red CSCS trainee card.

  • CITB Touch Screen Safety Tests: Preparation support.

  • Job Introduction: Introduction to recruitment agencies and potential employers upon completion of all units (job placement not guaranteed). Job vacancies and CV forwarding services are also provided.

Additional Training

  • Monthly College Session: Attend a monthly afternoon session to maintain proficiency with surveying equipment, free for up to 3 sessions, extra fees applies for more attendance.

Certification and Advancement

  • Final Assessment: Earn your Diploma in Engineering Surveying upon successful completion.

  • CSCS Gold Card: Apply for the gold CSCS Engineer Surveyor card.

Course Fees

  • Certification Fees: £75 per unit (including VAT).

  • Training Fees: £495 per unit (plus VAT), with a 15% discount for advance payment of all units.

Course Duration

  • Duration: Each unit is covered over 3 to 4 days

Bespoke Courses

We offer bespoke courses tailored for contractor engineers and surveyors.

 

 

Beginner to Enhanced Level Course

  • Fee: £3,329 plus VAT

  • Description: This course is designed for beginners and those changing careers into engineering surveying. It offers learners the opportunity to repeat the engineering course one more time and attend one day per month of extra training for an additional 6 months. Learners will agree on a learning plan and timetable of attendance to help with their other commitments.

  • It also includes extra subjects to help learners with securing employment

  • First Aid at Work

  • AutoCAD Training

  • Understanding Building Information Modelling

  • Site Engineering and Quality Assurance

  • Course duration: maximum one year.

Beginner to Enhanced Plus Course

  • Fee: From £4,995 plus VAT (includes certification and assessment charges)

  • Duration: Up to 6 months of weekend training on the first three weekends of every month or two blocks of 10 weekdays in London, plus an extra one day per month for a further 6 months.

  • Description: This course is designed for beginners and those changing careers into engineering surveying. It includes more subjects outside the engineering course to help upskill and improve your chances of employment at higher pay.

Course duration: maximum one year

Course Features

  • ProQual Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying

  • ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations

  • First Aid at Work

  • AutoCAD Training

  • Understanding Building Information Modelling

  • Site Engineering and Quality Assurance

  • SSSTS Health and Safety Certificate

  • Lifetime Support: Telephone and email support.

  • One Free Training Session: Per month for up to one year.

  • Job Vacancies: Early notification of job vacancies.

  • Total Station Hire: Low-cost hire options available.

 

 

We also offer NVQ courses in Management as well as short courses

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Occupational Work Supervision

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision

  • Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations

  • Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management

  • Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

  • Emergency First Aid and First Aid at Work

  • AutoCAD

  • Site Engineering Methods

Upcoming Engineering Surveying Course Dates

  • London: Weekday classes run for two consecutive weeks. Weekend classes are offered on the first two Saturdays and Sundays of every month.

  • Manchester: We offer this course in Manchester on the 4th weekend of every month as well as a 7 consecutive day course once every three months, subject to demand. The next course starts on Saturday 27th July

Please book at least two weeks in advance.

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Engineering Surveying Courses

Vocational training provided by our team of experts

Beginners to advanced course-fees per unit

Beginners to enhanced, for those changing career to engineering

Daily training sessions

ProQual level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying for engineers

NVQ in Construction

3 to 6 month long management courses

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational work supervision

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management

Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

Testimonials

Finchley College has been absolutely incredible. Reza is an impeccable tutor/teacher/instructor. He is concise, knowledgable, helpful, tailors to all needs and requirements and is so passionate about the engineering field. The course layouts are perfect for all learning styles and is happy to explain things in as many ways as possible for students to understand and learn.

Thomas L Aug 2023

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