Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Advanced Certificate in SurveyingUK Open Learning
- Distance Learning
- 180 hours of study
Frequent Asked Questions
GCSE grade C or above
What will I learn on the BTEC Advanced Certificate?
The Advanced Certificate in Surveying is designed to teach you, in an easy-to-understand way, the responsibilities and skills required as a building or quantity surveyor. You will become familiar with equipment used in quantity surveying as well as the terminology and mathematics involved. You will learn a wide variety of topics including:
Health, Safety and Welfare in the Construction Industry and responsibilities involved
Measuring, Tendering and Estimating Processes
Basic Mensuration techniques
Surveying Processes and the mathematics involved
Building Surveying – role of the building surveyor
How is the course structured?
The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Advanced Certificate Surveying from UK Open Learning is divided into 3 comprehensive Units:
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, 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 documentationand explain the factors that can affect the level of tenders.
Building Surveying in Construction
· Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of the building surveyor, interaction with other professionals and the professional qualifications required.
· Understand the reasons for, and the processes involved, in surveying buildings.
· Be able to carry out simple building surveys, including, measured,dilapidation and condition, for low-rise domestic and commercial buildings
· Be able to produce a survey report and schedule of maintenance and repair and distinguish between planned and unplanned maintenance for low-rise domestic and commercial buildings