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Ground Investigation

Course Overview

The objective of this Ground Investigation course is to introduce you to the aims and methods of ground investigation and develop your understanding of the properties of engineering soils. Study by distance learning.


This distance learning course is available online.


Course Code – S97GRD4/ECR1D

What topics are covered?

Topics covered include

  • Estimating quantities of materials.
  • Estimating labour requirements.
  • Estimating plant requirements.
  • Assessment of costs.
  • Method of measurement.
  • Bill of quantities.
  • Schedule of rates.
  • Construction contracts.
  • Cost control and Computer application.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at anyone working or planning to work in the highways industry.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Bath College Certificate.

Who is the awarding body?

Bath College

How will I learn?

You will learn via distance learning with specialist tutor support.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via assignments marked by a specialist tutor.

What can I do after this course?

After this course you can progress to full specialist courses and Highways Professional Diploma.

How much does this course cost?

This short course costs £295.

Which department is this course in?

Distance Learning

Where can I find out more information?

For further information, please take a look at our Highways Brochure.

Any queries, contact us by phone on 01225 328 690 or email highways@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I apply?

Click the "Apply" button and fill out an application form.

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