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Coronavirus update for customers

Operational Update on NOCN Group Qualifications and Services

NOCN Group offers a wide range of services including regulated qualifications, EPA for apprenticeships, Job Cards in construction, Access to HE Diplomas, bespoke accreditation and educational and skills support training.

You will find out more operational detail on the implications of COVID19 for each of these services, including advice for students and centres preparing for external assessments, through the following links:

Please note that NOCN will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA, QAA and Qualifications Wales, and will update our customers as things change.

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the impact on your centre, apprentices or learners please contact us on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 5).

Working to support our valued customers

You will be aware of the various Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) announcements and official advice over COVID19.
The situation is unprecedented and has been continually changing. With colleges and schools now closed and the country in effect ‘locked down’, other than essential services, we will endeavour to continue to support you, your apprentices, learners and card applicants through this difficult period.

We support Ofqual’s statement that the most important principle is fairness to all learners and apprentices, not only for those being assessed now, but also for those assessed before COVID-19.

Centre Support

All our staff are working from home, so we are still offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.
Certificates for regulated qualifications and cards are being issued to centres in the normal way.
We aim to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and we can use remote or recorded assessment methods, whilst maintaining the integrity of the assessment.
All face-to-face appointments for approval visits, External Quality Assurers, and external assessments have been suspended until training centres reopen and normal business resumes.
We are providing digital on-line support, including offering WebEx interviews, developing online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and digital content support.


Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 5).

Best wishes from all at NOCN to you our valued customers. We hope you all remain safe and well.

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director

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Surveying Technology in Civil Engineering

Reference
Y/507/3832
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
10
Guided Learning Hours
60
 


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1

Understand how the principles of optics and electromagnetic waves are applied in surveying.

  • 1.1. - Explain the principles of optics as they relate to survey instruments and measurements.
  • 1.2. -
    Describe the principles of electromagnetic waves as they relate to survey equipment.

2

Understand the sources of systematic errors arising from the use of surveying equipment.

  • 2.1. - Describe systematic errors in surveying measurements.
  • 2.2. -
    Explain the need for systematic calibration of surveying instruments.

3

Know about the use of laser technology in surveying.

  • 3.1. - Explain the different ways in which laser technology is used in surveying.
  • 3.2. - Describe different types of laser technology and their uses.
4

Know about Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology used in surveying.

  • 4.1. - Explain how GPS technology is used in surveying.
  • 4.2. - Describe the benefits of using GPS technology in surveying.
5

Be able to use procedures for making survey measurements.

  • 5.1. - Select the appropriate surveying procedures for three different surveys.
  • 5.2. - Use the selected procedures to perform surveys.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
N/A

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