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Book a Course at Finchley College

Accredited courses in surveying and engineering

We train and qualify Building and Civil engineers of tomorrow

Finchley College is a specialized construction institution devoted to training the engineers and managers of tomorrow. Over the past 30 years, we've trained well over 1200 engineers and managers, who are now employed throughout the UK and abroad. We offer nationally and internationally recognized qualifications enabling our learners to apply for CSCS gold engineer surveyor or black manager cards. Notably, some of our graduates have utilized their credentials to secure residency permits and embark on new careers and lives abroad.

Some of our learners are current junior or senior engineers seeking retraining and certification to qualify for gold CSCS cards. However, the majority are newcomers to the industry. We aim to facilitate a seamless transition for them, from their current roles to becoming proficient, self-assured, and high-quality engineers of tomorrow.

We understand that transitioning from one career to another can be challenging, but we're 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. We also provide training in London, Manchester as well as distance learning.

Earning potential of a setting out or a site engineer: From £150 to £250 per day. Invest in yourself and train now. Today's surveying instruments are easy to learn and use.

Our courses 

Graduate training program:  

We offer graduates intensive 5 day training in using Total Stations and GNSS to be able to start work immediately as junior engineers and succeed in job interviews.

Beginner to advanced level: 

Full training in all aspects of engineering, surveying to work as a junior engineer including a level 3 Diploma in Engineering surveying. 

Beginner to enhanced level: 

Comprehensive training in engineering, surveying, AutoCAD, Revit, Building Information Modelling, First Aid at work, Site engineering techniques, quality assurance and control, SSSTS health and safety short course. This course is ideal for complete beginner aiming for a change of career to a professional site engineer.

ProQual Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying for existing engineers and surveyors

The ideal course  for existing engineers and surveyors to apply for a gold CSCS Engineer Surveyor card. Select from college-based training or remotely from your workplace.

We also offer NVQ levels 3 to 7 for site supervisors, site managers, and senior site managers​

With Finchley College qualifications you can apply for a gold CSCS engineer surveyor card. Certificates of majority of other training providers are not valid.  Please when approaching training providers request written confirmation that you can apply for a gold CSCS engineer surveyor card before making payment.​

Why should you choose us;​

  • Over 30 years of experience in engineering training

  • Flexible training at weekends and weekdays

  • Training in London, Manchester and distance learning

  • Nationaly and internatioanlly recognised qualifications

  • Apply for a gold CSCS engineer surveyor card

  • Post training support

  • We also offer site management NVQ's

  • Highly experienced trainers and assessors




Next Engineering surveying course dates

London: Weekend classes start on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month for three weekends for 2 months, alternatively, attend 9 consecutive days from the first Saturday to the following Sunday plus the following weekend.

Manchester: 4 days per month for 3 months- Next course starts on Friday 17th to Monday 20th of May

2.00 pm Friday to 2.00 pm Monday
Please book at least one week in advance.

We also offer
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations
  • NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Construction site supervision
  • NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations
  • NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management
  • NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Senior Construction Site Management
  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling
  • First aid at Work
  • AutoCAD 

Engineering Surveying Courses

Vocational training provided by our team of experts

Beginners to advanced level engineering surveying course

Beginners to enhanced, for those changing career to engineering

Graduate training program-Total Station and setting out training

ProQual level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying, for CSCS engineer card

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 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management


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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