Graduate engineer training program

Training specifically designed for UK and European graduate engineers

Gain competency in the use of a range of surveying equipment, including Total Stations, GNSS, Digital, automatic, and laser levels, as well as Robotic Total stations.


Make yourself employable, stand out from the crowd





This course is from the first Saturday to the second Sunday of each month (excluding the first Sunday)


Fee: £2355 including VAT (Graduates fee £1995)


This course does not offer a certificate as most graduates already possess a high-level qualification.




This 8-day intensive course will cover essential learning to achieve a junior engineer or surveyor standard.


You will be able to carry out surveying and setting out, levelling, traversing, creating your site controls, checking existing controls, and setting out relatively simple sites.


Depending on the background of each learner and the initial assessment to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and CSCS gold engineer surveyor card, we may require learners to repeat this course one more time at reduced fees to gain experience to work independently on their own without supervision.


Learners who achieve all assessment criteria will be charged a fee of £360 for a qualification certificate.




8 Day intensive course/graduate training program                            

 9.00 am to 3.00 pm




  • 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
  • Principles of levelling
    • Two peg test method of checking for calibration
    • Calculating reduced levels
    • Errors in levelling
    • How to reduce errors in levelling
  • Practical levelling exercises
  • Beginner AutoCAD




  • 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




  • Surveying
    • Practical surveying exercises
    • Establishing local control systems for surveying
    • Local resection
    • Standard resection program
  • Construction drawings
    • Architects, engineers, rebar, bending schedules, elevations, and sections
    • Introduction to traversing
    • Closed and open traverses
    • Checking a traverse for angle correction



  • Total stations programs
    • Setting out techniques
    • Resection
    • Reference line, arc, and plane




  • Setting out
    • Setting out piles, columns, walls




  • 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




  • Introduction to Robotic Total stations
    • Further setting out practice sessions
  • AutoCAD
    • Uploading surveys to AutoCAD




  • Setting out and surveying by Robotic Total stations
  • Final assessments




Optional Sunday lessons at just £295 per subject including VAT


1st weekend

Introduction to Building Information Modelling



3rd weekend

Level 1 Award in Health and safety in a construction environment



4th weekend


First aid at work, learners will attend this course one day each month over two months














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