Setting out

A short course in setting out, an ideal course for junior and senior engineers

Learn setting out methods, use of Total stations, setting out points, lines, arcs, offsets

Learn how to use a Two-man Total stations

Extract information from drawings and set out on site, simply and easy ways of setting out explained.



This two day setting out course will teach you all you need to know on how to use two-man Total stations for setting out tasks on construction sites. You will also receive a nationally recognised unit certificate. To receive a full qualification however, you will need to enrol on the full beginner to advanced level course.



  • Setting out, 2-day course - 3rd weekend of each month, Saturday and Sunday   £ 496 plus VAT (£595) or two consecutive Saturdays



Course content: 

  • Day 1
    • Instrument familiarisation
    • Setting out methods
    • Setting out point, line and offset
      • Piles
      • Box outs
      • Columns
      • Walls
      • Slab edges
      • Lift shafts
      • Ground beams
      • Doors and windows
      • Drainage, manholes, gullies
      • External work
  • Day 2
    • Setting out arcs
      • Simple roads
      • Complex roads
      • Curved balconies
      • Curved slab edges
      • Circular columns
    • Setting out slopes
      • Horizontal and sloped planes
      • Ramps 






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