Graduate engineer training program

Training specifically designed for UK and European graduate engineers

Gain full competency in 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



If you are a graduate engineer from one of UK or European Universities and would like to work in the construction industry, we can help you with specific training to get you trained on the use of a wide range of surveying equipment.


You will gain full competency and confidence to work as an engineer within a short time for just £1495 plus VAT (£1794), certificate fee of £360 is extra should learners need it.



Course details;


Learners will attend advanced setting out course on Saturdays and from the following month will be able to attend Saturday afternoon tutorials and extra practice sessions to continue to improve and maintain their fluency in use of the surveying equipment.





  • Session 1-Total stations
    • Instrument settings
      • EDM settings
      • Target types
      • Instrument constant
      • Atmospheric corrections
    • Quick survey program
      • Setting or editing instrument station coordinates
      • Setting bearings
      • Setting angle directions
      • Instrument faces-right and left
    • Data manager
      • Creating jobs
      • Job and point naming methods
      • Deleting, editing jobs and points
      • Working job and control job
      • Sorting data alphabetically or in date order
      • Searching for fixed points and measured points
    • Distance measurements
      • Measuring distance from Total Station
      • Measuring distance between points
      • Calculating height difference
      • Setting instrument height
      • Site survey using distances



  • Session 2- GNSS, Surveying & traversing
    • Establishing coordinates for grid lines using a local system
    • Criteria for choosing north direction
    • Effect of changing north direction
    • Converting coordinates from global to local
    • Site surveys
    • As built surveys
    • Data transfer to USB
    • Introduction to GNSS
    • Surveying and setting out by GNSS
    • Traversing practical exercise



  • Session 3-Setting out 
    • Setting out methods
      • Measure option
      • Stake out option
      • Reference element (line)
      • Reference arc
    • Setting out point, line and offset
      • Piles
      • Box outs
      • Columns
      • Walls
      • Slab edges
      • Lift shafts
      • Ground beams
      • Doors and windows
      • Drainage, manholes, gullies
      • External works




  • Session 4-Setting out 
    • Setting out arcs
      • Simple roads
      • Complex roads
      • Curved balconies
      • Curved slab edges
      • Circular columns
    • Setting out slopes
      • Horizontal and sloped planes
      • Ramps 




  • Session 5 & 6  select two of the 3 topics below depending on your individual needs
  • Mathematics of surveying
  • Levelling
  • Construction Drawings




Subject to successful completion of assessment criteria learners will receive ProQual level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying. Certificate fee of £360 applies.










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