Beginner to enhanced engineering surveying

An ultimate engineering surveying course aimed at complete beginners and those changing careers into construction engineering

 

If you aim to work as a site engineer, land surveyor, or setting out engineer role and earn upwards of £50000 p/a, or more within a year of completion of your course without getting into huge student loan debts of up to £60000 and wasting 3 years of your life studying at uni choose our beginner to the enhanced course. 

 

Most universities teach surveying in their first year of the 3-year degree course and spend no more than 60 hours on the subject.  But most graduates would have forgotten all they studied by the time they graduate; this leads to a low starting salary of £25-30000

 

This starting salary has been constant for the past 20 years. Employers see university graduates as an easy target for low pay because the majority have little practical experience.

 

Beginner to the enhanced course is specially designed to teach you all you need to know over 3 to 4 months at weekends or some weekdays to work effectively, competently, and reach a higher earning potential than a graduate. 

 

 

Learners of this course will complete beginner to intermediate level, then progress to the advanced level but also attend Sundays for extra lessons and practical training sessions to prepare them for the world of work.

 

 

 

Beginner to enhanced level is a 24-day intensive course over 4 months, designed to prepare learners for work as competent engineers working independently on their own.

 

Post-training support is provided;

 

  • Enhanced learners are entitled to considerable post training support as and when they need it.
  • simply contact us by phone or email from work to get help if you need it, we aim to get back to you asap.
  • Attend college by appointment and speak to one of our tutors to resolve any questions you may have
  • Come in for short one day refresher classes to go over topics that you may need to work more

 

This course can be completed over two months by attending 5 consecutive day lessons on the first week of each month as well as every Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

 

Beginner to intermediate level

 

Day

Session

Month1                                                          9.00 am to 3.00 pm

                                              

Saturday

1

  • Mathematics of surveying
    • Coordinate systems, rectangular and polar
    • Creating a local coordinate system for setting out
    • Calculating coordinates of points from drawings
  • Practical Maths session
  • Health and Safety on site for engineers
  • Dynamic Risk assessment methods
  • Beginner AutoCAD

Sunday

2

  • Principles of levelling
    • Two peg test method of checking for calibration of a levelling equipment
    • Calculating reduced levels, the height of collimation, and rise & fall methods
    • Errors in levelling
    • How to reduce errors in levelling
  • Practical levelling exercises
  • Establishing site datums by levelling traverse
  • Beginner AutoCAD

Saturday

3

  • Introduction to Total stations
    • History of Total station development
    • Downloading of instrument simulator
    • Total station settings
    • Total station programs in brief
  • Practical exercises
    • Measuring distances, heights, and angles
    • Measuring areas and volumes
    • Surveying exercise
  • Beginner AutoCAD

Sunday

4

  • Construction drawings
  • Architects, engineers, rebar, bending schedules, elevations, and sections
  • Introduction to traversing
    • Closed and open traverses
    • Checking a traverse for angle correction
  • Intermediate AutoCAD

Saturday

5

  • Surveying
    • Creating a local control system for surveying
    • Criteria for establishing north direction
    • Establishing primary and secondary control
    • Surveying exercises
  • AutoCAD

Sunday

6

  • Quality control
    • Pre-pour inspection sheets
    • Checking drawings for errors or missing information
    • Checking architect’s drawings against engineer’s drawings for errors
    • Post pour checks, as built surveys

 

  • AutoCAD

Saturday

7

  • Traversing
    • Establishing site control
    • Checking an existing site control
  • AutoCAD

Sunday

8

  • Construction Drawings
    • Architect’s, engineer’s, reinforcement, bending schedules
    • Ordering concrete and reinforcement
    • Area and volume calculations
  • Final beginner to intermediate level assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          Advanced level

 

                                                  

 

Day

Session

Months 2                                                                  9.00 am to 5.00 pm

 

Saturday

9

  • Surveying
    • Practical surveying exercises
    • Establishing local control systems for surveying
    • Local resection
  • Advanced AutoCAD

 

Sunday

10

  • Total stations programs
    • Resection
    • Reference line, arc, and plane
    • Setting out piles, columns, walls
    • Setting out lines parallel or at right angle to each other
    • Setting out lines at any angle
    • Setting out ramps, slopes
  • Advanced AutoCAD

 

Saturday

11

  • Setting out
    • Setting out walls, columns, box outs
  • Advanced AutoCAD

 

Sunday

12

  • Setting out
    • Setting out lift shafts, stairs, ramps
  • Advanced AutoCAD
  •  

Saturday

13

  • Setting out
    • High rise RC and Steel frames
    • Setting out holding down bolts
    • Maintaining control in high rise buildings
  • Advanced AutoCAD
  •  

Sunday

14

  • Quality control
    • Pre-pour inspection sheets
    • Checking drawings for errors or missing information
    • Post pour checks, as built surveys
  • Advanced AutoCAD

 

Saturday

15

  • Traversing
    • Practical traversing exercise
    • Adjusting errors
  • GNSS for surveying and setting out
    • Working out position with GNSS
    • Static and RTK modes of measurements
    • Recording details and codes
    • Working out when GNSS is not appropriate equipment to use
    • Surveying and setting out exercises by GNSS
  • Advanced AutoCAD

Sunday

16

  • Construction Drawings
    • Architect’s, engineer’s, reinforcement, bending schedules
    • Ordering concrete and reinforcement
    • Area and volume calculations
  • Final assessments

 

 

Month 3: Advanced and enhanced level combined

 

Repeat Advanced level

Enhanced learners will repeat month 2 Advanced level to gain further fluency with the use of surveying equipment

 

Day

Session

Month 3                                                                          9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Saturday

17

  • Surveying
    • Practical surveying exercises
    • Establishing local control systems for surveying
    • Local resection
  • Advanced AutoCAD

 

Sunday

18

  • Total stations programs
    • Resection
    • Reference line, arc, and plane
    • Setting out piles, columns, walls
    • Setting out lines parallel or at right angle to each other
    • Setting out lines at any angle
    • Setting out ramps, slopes
  • Advanced AutoCAD

 

Saturday

19

  • Setting out
    • Setting out walls, columns, box outs
  • Advanced AutoCAD

 

Sunday

20

  • Setting out
    • Setting out lift shafts, stairs, ramps
  • Advanced AutoCAD
  •  

Saturday

21

  • Setting out
    • High rise RC and Steel frames
    • Setting out holding down bolts
    • Maintaining control in high rise buildings
  • Advanced AutoCAD
  •  

Sunday

22

  • Quality control
    • Pre-pour inspection sheets
    • Checking drawings for errors or missing information
    • Post pour checks, as built surveys
  • Advanced AutoCAD

 

Saturday

23

  • Traversing
    • Practical traversing exercise
    • Adjusting errors
  • GNSS for surveying and setting out
    • Working out position with GNSS
    • Static and RTK modes of measurements
    • Recording details and codes
    • Working out when GNSS is not appropriate equipment to use
    • Surveying and setting out exercises by GNSS
  • Advanced AutoCAD

Sunday

24

  • Construction Drawings
    • Architect’s, engineer’s, reinforcement, bending schedules
    • Ordering concrete and reinforcement
    • Area and volume calculations
  • Final assessments

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial for Enhanced level learners

 

Tutorial lessons in the final month of the enhanced are designed to ensure learners have reached complete competency in the use of all surveying equipment, it will include a review of all topics, revision of the use of all surveying instruments, theory, and practice.

 

It will also cover issues you may encounter at your first and subsequent jobs, such as lack of site control, how to work better with robotic Total stations, site engineering topics, quality controls, managing yourself at work.

 

 

Day

Session

           Month4                                                        3.00 to 6.00 pm

                                              

Saturday

25

  • Tutorials

 

Saturday

26

  • Tutorials

 

Saturday

27

  • Tutorials

 

Saturday

28

  • Tutorials

 

 

 

 

You will learn to use the following instruments

  • Two-man Total stations

 

  • Robotic Total stations

 

  • Global National Satellite Systems (GNSS)

 

  • Automatic levels

 

  • Laser levels

 

  • Digital levels

 

  • Pipe laser

 

  • AutoCAD

 

  • Revit

 

You also achieve the following qualifications

 

  • ProQual Level 3 diploma in Engineering Surveying

 

  • First aid at work

 

  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling

 

As well as receive the following;

 

  • Student discount card valid at thousands of online and highstreet outlets

 

  • Autodesk Education license

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instruments you will be learning to use

The software you will be learning during your time with us

Spreadsheets

AutoCAD 2022

REVIT for Building Information Modelling

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