ELEARNING MODULES FOR SITE ENGINEERS

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE ON SMARTPHONE OR DESKTOP

  • Get all our eLearning modules free by becoming an SOFC member, or
  • Get 3 months’ free access when you enrol on any of our courses

We have created a range of eLearning modules aimed at Site Engineers. These courses cover the content of some of our practical and classroom courses. SOFC members get free access to the entire eLearning range or if you aren’t a member, you can purchase individual courses.

Non SOFC members will receive 3 months free access to the relevant eLearning course when they attend any of our CITB Assured courses.

 

The benefits of our eLearning:

  • Ask questions within the course and the instructor will answer it
  • See the questions other learners have asked
  • Created by Site Engineers for Site Engineers
  • No Land Surveyor or ‘techy’ jargon
  • Focussed on the jobs you need to do as a Site Engineer.

Benefits to employers

  • No need for Engineers to take time off site for training
  • No wasted training time, they can skip straight to the tutorials they need
  • Engineers don’t need to memorise the content it will always be there as a reference when they need it
  • Cost effective way of upskilling your Engineers and ensuring they are aware of best practice
  • Engineers can ask technical questions within the eLearning course so they have access to ongoing support.

Our range of courses covers the fundamental principles of setting out, GNSS and the commonly used survey software available (LSS, n4ce, Trimble Business Centre, AutoCAD, Civil 3D) and Machine Control (Topcon 3DMC, Trimble Earthworks and Leica MC1) and GNSS (theory). We are currently developing a practical GNSS module and setting out and surveying product specific videos.

We have partnerships with suppliers and can arrange trial licenses of LSS, n4ce and TBC if you would like to use our eLearning as a way to decide which software is best suited to your needs

All our eLearning instructors are CITB Approved trainers and delivering our face-to-face training. Our eLearning modules have been designed to mirror the content their equivalent training courses.

The learning outcomes of our eLearning modules can be applied to all aspects of construction including earthworks, road construction, buildings and houses, foundations, structures and reinforced concrete.

Access Options

  • You can purchase any of our eLearning modules and have access to the content for 12 months from the date of purchase or;
  • Become an SOFC member and access the entire eLearning library for the duration of your membership.

SETTING OUT FOR CONSTRUCTION (£340)

Setting Out for Construction is an online resource which teaches you the basics of setting out using a level and total station. The course includes over 4.5 hours of video content. Good setting out is not just about achieving the required accuracy, but about getting the work done quickly, efficiently and professionally. The aim of Setting Out for Construction Online is to enable Engineers to follow good practice, record all your work in a standardised way with all the correct checks in place and keep
evidence of them. Buy now and receive access to this course for 12 months or sign up to become an SOFC member and get this, plus all off our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership benefits.

AUTOCAD FOR SITE ENGINEERS (£340)

Over 6 hours of video tutorials aimed at Site Engineers, taking you from the basics up to advanced level. AutoCAD does not have DTM capabilities but is an excellent CAD solution for drafting, presenting and producing professional drawings. Within each video lecture, you can ask questions and the instructor will answer the. You can also tell us if there is something else extra you would like us to include. We can send you a link to access a 30-day free trial of AutoCAD, if you do not have access to the software. Buy now and receive access to this course for 12 months or sign up to become an SOFC member and get this, plus all off our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership benefits.

LSS FOR SITE ENGINEERS (£340)

Over 5.5 hours of video tutorials aimed at Site Engineers, taking you from the basics up to advanced level. LSS is a great solution for Site Engineers due to its pricing structure and DTM capabilities. LSS makes complicated tasks easy and makes editing surveys a breeze. Within each video lecture, you can ask questions and the instructor will answer them. You can also tell us if there is something extra you would like us to include. We can arrange a 30 day free trial licence of LSS if you do not have the software. Buy now and receive access to this course for 12 months or sign up to become an SOFC member and get this, plus all off our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership benefits.

TRIMBLE BUSINESS CENTRE (TBC) FOR SITE ENGINEERS (£340)

Over 3.5 hours of video tutorials aimed at Site Engineers, taking you from the basics up to advanced level. Trimble Business Centre is a fantastic software and offers Site Engineers both CAD and DTM functionalities. Within each video lecture, you can ask questions and the instructor will answer them. You can also tell us if there is something extra you would like us to include. We can arrange a 30-day free trial licence of TBC for you if you do not have the software. Buy now and receive access to this course for 12 months or sign up to become an SOFC member and get this, plus all off our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership benefits.

N4CE FOR SITE ENGINEERS (£340)

Over 3.5 hours of video tutorials aimed at Site Engineers, taking you from the basics up to advanced level. n4ce is a powerful tool that offers both CAD and DTM functionalities, making it the perfect tool for Site Engineers. Within each video lecture, you can ask questions and the instructor will answer them. You can also tell us if there is something extra you would like us to include. We can arrange a 30-day free trial licence of n4ce if you do not have the software. Buy now and receive access to this course for 12 months or sign up to become an SOFC member and get this, plus all off our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership benefits.

CIVIL 3D FOR SITE ENGINEERS (£340)

Over 9.5 hours of video tutorials aimed at Site Engineers. This e-Learning course has all of the AutoCAD e-Learning videos AND Civil 3D specific content which means even if you have never used AutoCAD before, you can become a competent Civil 3D user by the end of this course. The content starts at a very basic level and becomes more advanced as the course progresses. You can post questions if you are unsure about any of the content and one of our trainers will answer as soon as possible. Buy not to get access to for 12 months or become a member and receive this, plus all of our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership.

GNSS Theory (£340)

Over 6.5 hours of video tutorials aimed at Site Engineers. This course delves into the nuts and bolts of GNSS and coordinate systems. Within each video lecture, you can ask questions and the instructor will answer them. You can also tell us if there is something extra you would like us to include. This course covers the theory behind how GNSS works. We are currently working on a separate course which covers the practical use of GNSS on site which will be added later in 2023. Buy now and receive access to this course for 12 months or sign up to become an SOFC member and get this, plus all off our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership benefits.

TOPCON MACHINE CONTROL (£340)

Over 3.5 hours of video tutorials aimed at Site Engineers and Plant Operators. You will be provided with the Topcon 3DMC simulator which you can download and use to follow the course content. You can even connect in a gamepad to get that real ‘gaming’ experience. Within each video lecture, you can ask questions and the instructor will answer them. You can also tell us if there is something extra you would like us to include. Buy now and receive access to this course for 12 months or sign up to become an SOFC member and get this, plus all off our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership benefits.

TRIMBLE EARTHWORKS MACHINE CONTROL (£340)

Over 3.5 hours of video tutorials aimed at Site Engineers and Plant Operators. You will be provided with the Trimble Earthworks simulator which you download and use to follow the course content. You can even connect a gamepad to get that real ‘gaming’ experience. Within each video lecture, you can ask questions and the instructor will answer them. You can also tell us if there is something extra you would like us to include. Buy now and receive access to this course for 12 months or sign up to become an SOFC member and get this, plus all off our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership benefits.

LEICA MC1 MACHINE CONTROL  (£340)

Over 3.5 hours of video tutorials aimed at Site Engineers and Plant Operators. We will be provided with a desktop emulator, which you can download and use to follow the course content. You can also connect a gamepad to control the emulator if you want that ‘gaming’ experience.  Within each video lecture, you can ask questions and the instructor will answer them. You can also tell us if there is something extra you would like us to include. Buy now and receive access to this course for 12 months or sign up to become an SOFC member and get this, plus all off our other eLearning modules free as part of your membership benefits.

How do I know which course is right for my engineers?

Give us a ring and we’ll tell you – 0845 519 5632.

We’ll give you advice based on your specific situation and help you work out whether the course will add value to you and whether you’d get what you want to achieve from it.