BTEC Certificate in Surveying Technologies Level 3

  • Course Code: BA212
  • Award Level 3, Similar difficulty to - A-Level

Pursue your career as a surveyor and estimator, from home!

Construction is a multinational industry worth billions, requiring strict management and planning to keep costs under control.

This BTEC course will enable you to develop the skills for surveying and estimating, as well of knowledge of equipment, appropriate calculations and health and safety procedure.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You will have more than enough time to complete your course so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Content

Unit 1: Health and Safety

  • Understand the general and specific responsibilities both of employers and employees under current health, safety and welfare legislation.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Unit 2: Measuring, Estimating and Tendering Processes in Construction and the Built Environment

  • 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.
  • 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.

Unit 3: 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.
  • Use the equipment and instruments typically used to perform levelling surveys, record the measurements in a standard form and produce drawings.
  • Use the equipment and instruments typically used to measure angles, record the measurements in a standard form and produce results from calculations.
  • Perform the setting out of small buildings.


You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 180 hours to complete, so this is more time than you will need, allowing you to work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by post or online, plus tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

Once the course has been successfully completed, students will receive the BTEC Advanced Level 3 Certificate in Surveying Technologies. BTEC qualifications are nationally recognised by employers, and Edexcel is a leading UK awarding body.

You can read more about BTECs, Edexcel and our awarding bodies here: Awards

Course Questions and Answers

Q: What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You must be educated to at least GCSE D – G level, or hold a GNVQ Foundation Certificate, level 1 NVQ qualification or equivalent. You will need to have access to the internet for some elements of this course.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

  • Student record bag
  • Pen
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation

Q: Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments alone.

Q: Are there any additional costs?

Students will need to pay a registration fee to Edexcel, which will need to be paid no later than 28 days from enrolling on the course. The cost for this is currently £90.00.

Q: How do I get my work assessed?

All students will receive envelopes in which to return completed coursework. You will send your work back to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certification.

Q: What do I do if I still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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