BTEC Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Surveying and Estimating Distance Learning CourseC302

Are you interested in a career in surveying and estimating? If you are keen to consolidate your existing knowledge, then this course could  be perfect for you.

You will focus on understanding the health and safety parameters as well as understanding the tendering and estimating processes. You will also cover surveying and the role of the building surveyor.

Your tutor will be available to answer any questions and the course has been especially designed with the student at heart so it is split into small bite sized sections to perfectly slot into your busy life. So Start Learning now! 

Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Entry Requirements 


At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.      

Recommended Hours of Study


We recommended you spend approximately 180 hours of your time studying for the Advanced Certificate in Surveying and Estimating course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 3 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 6 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents


Unit 1 – Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment: Responsibilities under health, safety and welfare legislation - Construction Design and Management Regulations 1994 - Work at Heights Regulations 2005 - Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1996 - Workplace hazards - Working at height - Risk assessments - General Workplace Health and Safety - Understanding your role in accident recording and reporting

Unit 2 – Measuring, Estimating and Tendering Processes in Construction and the Built Environment: Measuring, Estimating and Tendering Processes - Recording dimensions and descriptions of construction work - Basic mensuration techniques for volume, area and lengths - Standard Method of Measurement for Building Work - The purpose of estimating and techniques used to price work - The effects of quantity on the method of estimating chosen - Calculating all-in costs of materials, labour and plant - Approximating quantities and costs at varying design stages - Application of tender price indices and location factors - The purpose of tendering, the common techniques used

Unit 3 – Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering: Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering - Understand surveying terminology and produce drawings - Using equipment and instruments - Measuring and recording angles, and producing results from calculations - Performing the setting out of small buildings

Easy Payment Plan


Full Price is £635

50% Deposit + Postage = This is paid when signing up for the course

25% First Instalment = This is paid 1 month after signing up for the course

25% Second Instalment = This is paid 2 months after signing up for the course

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The deposit is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

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Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Surveying and Estimating.  Edexcel registration fees are not included in the cost of the course and you send your registration fee in within 28 days of enrolling on the course, currently £80.00.



You will have to send in a series of assignments which your tutor will mark and return a feedback sheet to you with your results.

Language of Course




Q: How does the Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Surveying and Estimating course work?
A: The great thing about distance learning is that you can study from home or work, at your own pace and in your own time. You will also have your own professional personal tutor offering unlimited support via email and post, seven days a week. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you advice as to how to complete the course successfully.

Q: Is there an exam at the end of the course?
A: No, the course is made up of assignments which you complete and send to your tutor for marking.

Q: Is there a word count for my assignments?
A: No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted and you will be asked to redo the question and resubmit it.

Q: What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
A: Not a problem. If you return it within seven days, we’ll give you a complete refund, as long as the course is in re-saleable condition.

Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
A: A reasonable level of literacy is required as this is a Level Three course but otherwise there are no entry requirements, just a keen interest in the subject.

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
A: The personal tutor service is available for 12 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 12 month period.
Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A: yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q: Is this Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Surveying and Estimating course paper based or on-line?
A: Our Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Surveying and Estimating course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A: If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.

We look forward to hearing from you.