Beginners to Intermediate Setting out and site engineering course

A course for junior and senior engineers


  • Student discount card to use at thousands of shops and online
  • Student Autodesk software, AutoCAD, revit and Civil 3D
  • Post training support



Who is this course for?


This one month long weekend or 9 consecurive day course is aimed at junior and senior engineers or surveyors who need training in the use of Total stations, GNSS, Digital levels as well as mathematics of surveying, global local cocordinate converstion.


To achieve a nationally recognised qualification we urge learners to enrol in our beginner to advanced course which offers 2 month  of training. Learners of this course must successfully pass practical assessment and submit answers to knowledge questions of the award to qualify for qualification. Alternatively, you may work for a period of time as a assistant or junior engineer and return for further assessments.


You can always upgrade to the next level course and just pay the the different in fees.





Classes for this course are offered on Saturdays and Sundays for one month at weekends, alternatively join us for 9 consecutive days from the first Saturday to the following Sunday. 




Course fee: £1962.50 plus VAT (£2355)






Beginner & intermediate level, topics, Saturdays 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Sundays10.00-4.00 pm 


  • Session 1-Health & Safety and Mathematics of surveying
    • H & S on site, risk assessments, Basic maths of surveying


  • Session 2-Total stations familiarisation
    • Detailed study of Total stations capability and checking for calibration, Resection, setting out methods



  • Session 3-Levelling, theory and basic practice
    • Introduction to levelling, paper exercises



  • Session 4- GNSS, traversing
    • Introduction to GNSS and traversing theory



  • Session 5-Total station familiarisation, Distance & angle measurements 
    • Basic study of instrument settings, survey programs and menu


  • Session 6-Setting out, fundamentals and methods
    • Setting out methods, errors and accuracy



  • Session 7-Reading and understanding drawings
    • Introduction to creating local control


  • Session 8-Setting out practice by Robotics Total stations
    • Practical setting out tasks




Please note that timetable and lessons plans are constantly updated and may differ slightly from listed above





Learners who complete this course and are working on site on an engineering position may receive ProQual level 3 Diploma in Engineering Surveying certificate subject to successful completion of assessments. We always suggest learners progress to beginner to advanced level with further month of training to ensure award of qualification to enable you to apply for CSCS gold engineer surveyor card. 













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