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Surveying Technologies Theory


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Summary

Price
£350 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
12 Months
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

This online course in surveying technologies theory is designed to teach students the theoretical underpinnings of surveying. This includes health & safety, surveying in construction and civil engineering, and detailed guidance on how to properly measure, estimate and tender for different kinds of projects.

Description

Health and Safety

  • Understand the general and specific responsibilities both of employers and employees under current health, safety and welfare legislation.
  • Be able to identify workplace hazards, persons who may be affected by such hazards, and the potential consequences of accidents.
  • Know how to use risk assessments in appropriate formats.
  • Be able to use workplace health and safety policies to recommend control measures, reduce risk and meet legal requirements.
  • Understand own role in accident recording and reporting procedures.

Measuring, Estimating and Tendering Processes in Construction and the Built Environment.

  • Be able to record dimensions and descriptions of construction work in a methodical way and process these into final quantities for varying purposes, e.g. bills of quantities, variations, final account, interim payments, claims, etc.
  • Understand the purpose of estimating and the common techniques used to price construction work.
  • Be able to calculate all-in costs of materials, labour and plant, together with unit rates, for a variety of construction work.
  • Be able to derive approximate quantities and costs to determine the approximate value of building projects at varying pre-contract development design stages, and to understand the limitations on the accuracy that might be achieved.
  • Understand the purpose of tendering, the common techniques used and the relevant documentationand explain the factors that can affect the level of tenders.

Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering

  • Understand surveying terminology and be able to use the equipment and instruments typically used to perform linear surveys, record the measurements in a standard from and produce drawings.
  • Be able to use the equipment and instruments typically used to perform levelling surveys, record the measurements in a standard form and produce drawings.
  • Be able to use the equipment and instruments typically used to measure angles, record the measurements in a standard form and produce results from calculations.
  • Be able to perform the setting out of small buildings.

Who is this course for?

This course would be ideal as a piece of initial training or as CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course.

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lee asked:

would I be able to get any type of job with this accreditation ?

Answer:

The course is certificated and provides confirmation of having achieved a range of knowledge and skill related to surveying theory. As such you will be able to get credit towards the requirements of a number of jobs, but as ever, the actual job criteria are set by individual employers and so there can be no guarantee.

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William William-Fonjun asked:

Can this course be completed in less than a year assuming I spend an hour each day to study and spend 7-8hours per Week

Answer:

The course can be completed in any period up to one year and many students take only 4 - 6 months if thay can study that number of hours weekly.

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Norman asked:

I want to start a career in quantity surveying,will this course be suitable at entry level and does it deal with the actual aspects of Q Surveying.??

Answer:

Thank you for your enquiry. The course is deisgned a s a starting point for learning surveying techniques and does include quantity surveying as well as other aspects of surveying construction plans and sites. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of the subjects and consequently it would be suited to someone embarkinmg on a QS career.

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Alex asked:

I work in a plumbing merchants and am always asked to look at plans to work out costings on pipes etc. Would this course cover aspects such as those.

Answer:

The following are objectives of the course in relation to estimating which I would expect will help in what you have described: - Understand the purpose of estimating and the common techniques used to price construction work. - Be able to calculate all-in costs of materials, labour and plant, together with unit rates, for a variety of construction work. - Be able to derive approximate quantities and costs to determine the approximate value of building projects

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Sam Long asked:

I want to go straight to the Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering section, is this possible?

Answer:

Hello Yes that would be OK to do. Regards,

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Helen asked:

Will this course help me towards becoming a qualified surveyor as I have no prior qualifications, just experience

Answer:

Thank you for your question. The course provides a body of knowledge which gives students an understanding of the principles of surveying. It will threfore help i n taking the next step in the education process, and when applying for employment which requires surveying knowledge. However, to become a fuly qualified surveyor you would need to complete a recognise degree along with relevant experience.

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Carlos Nunes asked:

Can I proceed to book for the course please? Please guide me through the enrolment process.

Answer:

The course booking sytem is operated by Reed. Please follow the on screen instructions but if you have any difficulty you can obtain help from Reed by requesting a call back from their sales staff whose number is on screen.

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Elizabete Garcia asked:

Hello, How many hours per day (week) you recon we should do to finish the course in 12 months? Also what type of help we would get (documents, etc)

Answer:

Hello You should aim to stuudy 3-4 hours per week in order to complete within a year. The course comes with full notes and guidance although some research using the Internet will be advantageous. During the course you will have access to a subject tutor, and also our student helpine. Regards,

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Martin asked:

Do you get a recognised qualification upon completion of this course?

Answer:

Successful students receive a level 3 Surveying Technoogies certificate from ABC Awards. This is a centre devised award rather than a regulated qualification.

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norman asked:

So do you have a course specifically for quantity surveying in construction for beginners leading up to being a qualified Q Surveyor.??

Answer:

No - We don't have a course specifically in quantity surveying. We have a general surveying course for people seeking to learn the fundamentals of surveying across the construction industry.

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Barry Watts asked:

Any on site training at all. To learn how to use equipment. Read maps etc

Answer:

Hi The course covers the theoretic aspects of surveying, and whilst there are practical examples given in the course notes, there are no on site elements to the course.

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matty asked:

is it all reading or is there an option so i can listen instead?

Answer:

Our courses are presented either in printed paper format, or online/onscreen and so require reading. I regret that we are not able to supply audible book versions.

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Danny boyle asked:

Is this course accredited by the institute of civil engineering? is this course accepted as a qualification for the institute of civil engineering?

Answer:

The course is certificated by ABC Awards a leading UK awarding organisation for academic accrediattions. It is not specifically accredited by professional bodies.

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Bill Reid asked:

Who provides the course information and format for this course.

Answer:

The course information etc for this course is supplied by Study House which is the distributor of UK Distance Learning course materials.

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Stanley Sinokwanyana asked:

How can i register for the course i want to start with the course as soon as possible?

Answer:

You can register direct on the Reed website for the course, and start within 24 hours. Regards.

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becky l asked:

can this course be paid for my my company via invoice?

Answer:

Reed collect course fees and I understand that they may be able to accept payment through a company paid invoice. Please contact Reed direct to confirm that this is so.

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