Advanced Surveying & Estimation Diploma Program

Construction is a vast, multi-national and multi billion industry. And because of this, the industry places much importance on developing new building projects and keeping construction costs under control. That’s why there is a great demand for people with Surveying skills.
In 2012, Great Britain will host the Olympic Games. Just think how much construction activity will take place before then! There couldn’t be a better time to learn all about surveying – this course could open so many doors for you leading to a rewarding career.
The good news is that this course provides you with valuable hands-on experience which could lead to gainful employment as a professional in the industry.
Are you over 16 and have some experience of the construction industry? Would you like to embark on a lucrative professional career? Would you like to be in great demand for your building and/or quantity surveying skills? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of these, this home study course could be the best thing you’ve ever done.

Course Contents

  • 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.
  • Be able to record dimensions and descriptions of construction work in a methodical way and process these into final quantities for varying purposes, eg 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 documentation and explain the factors that can affect the level of tenders.
  • 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.