WE ARE ON A MISSION to ensure every site engineer in the UK has the knowledge and skills they need to do their job to the best of their ability.


  • Courses in levelling, total station, GNSS and CAD
  • Training on Leica, Trimble and Topcon instruments
  • Bespoke in-house training programmes
  • Teaching design and delivery for colleges and universities
  • Online learning available
  • Private tuition

Out now!

  • The book for site engineers
  • Everything explained clearly
  • Worked examples
  • Hundreds of pictures
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Essential setting out checks
  • Troubleshooting checklists

Raising Standards

  • Working with industry stakeholders to analyse the skills gap
  • Developing learning materials and resources
  • Helping to make modern equipment and relevant training accessible to educational institutions


  • Instant access when you enrol
  • Setting out
  • LSS/ n4ce/ TBC
  • Machine control
  • Videos and animations
  • Smartphone accessible
  • Ask the tutor questions

Site Support

  • We will work with your engineers on site
  • We will help to set up primary and secondary control points correctly
  • We can ensure you have the right procedures in place
  • We provide ongoing support and mentoring for site engineers and managers

“The course didn’t just give me the knowledge and skills for setting out… I got the chance to ask questions about what it was like to work on site as a qualified Engineer, how to handle work load, how to deal with difficult personalities and how to excel in the role. I genuinely learned so much more from Saffron than just the set course content.”

~ Site Engineer Eng Tech MICE, Central Scotland

“I have recently completed the 5 day Setting Out course and would recommend it to anyone without any hesitation. I don’t think I can do Saffron justice in just a few words but to say the course has made a massive difference to me is an understatement. The course itself was extremely challenging but ultimately rewarding and Saffron provided the patience and support I needed all the way. I felt so out of my depth initially but she revisited any area that I wasn’t confident in until no mistakes were made. I am happy to say that I am now setting out on a full-time basis and thoroughly enjoying it, and only refer to my ‘note reminders’ on the odd occasion. I would encourage anyone to gain additional skills in Engineering and wish I had done this course years ago, I would just like to thank Saffron for her excellent tuition.”

— Steve Clewlow, Managing Director, SCC.

“This course gave me an excellent insight into setting out engineering and the methods and devices used on construction sites. All concepts were well explained by an experienced and knowledgeable tutor. After doing this course, I am now confident that I could start a job as a setting out engineer, and hit the ground running.”

— Michael McHugh, Graduate Engineer

“The setting out for construction 5 day practical course was brilliant. Saffron showed me everything I needed to know so I could set out on my own successfully and with full confidence. Each activity over the 5 days was delivered using a clear and easy step by step in depth explanation in the classroom which lead to a demonstration/ hands-on exercise putting this into practice outside, Saffron went over each part carefully until you felt comfortable that you could do it on your own, no matter how many times you got it wrong or had to ask a question. I now have a full understanding on how to set out in any situation using different methods on-site. I found the survey book which I wrote notes from the week and we did the activities in very helpful and have this with me all the time just for a quick look back to make sure I’m doing it right. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to improve their on-site setting out skills and any companies who want top quality engineers. Thank you Saffron for a very helpful and enjoyable 5 day course.”

— Bethany Welsh, Trainee Civil Engineer, Balfour Beatty

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