2 day levelling course:

  • All aspects of levelling
  • Ideal for graduates and trainees
  • 3-part payment plan available

This 2 day course comprises days 1 and 2 of the 5-Day course, Setting Out For Construction. It is aimed at anyone who uses or supervises the use of a level or laser level on a construction site.

Who the course is aimed at:

  • Students studying Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • Trainee engineers
  • Graduate Engineers or Construction Managers
  • Joiners, groundworkers, supervisors and site managers
  • Others with relevant industry experience (please contact us to discuss your specific situation and we can offer advice)
Setting Out for Construction is an Approved Training Organisation.

About this course

This course is aimed at people who would like to split the 5-day course over 2 sessions rather than attend the course in a single 5 day block. The levelling (2 days) and total station (3 days) components can be taken in any order, however, for those who do not have any experience of using surveying equipment, we recommend attending the levelling section before the total station section. It is ideal as a stand-alone course for those who are unlikely to need to use a total station in the course of their work.

Course Content


By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Record work correctly and in the industry standard way
  • Incorporate robust checks into all levelling
  • List the possible sources of error in levelling
  • Carry out a level survey (existing features or as-built)
  • Set elements out to a fixed level
  • Measure the reduced level of ceilings and soffits
  • Transfer a TBM (install a vertical control point network from scatch)
  • Set up profile boards for level excavation
  • Set up profile boards for drainage
  • Set up batter rails for cut and fill


By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • List the sources of error in taping
  • Incorporate checks when setting out using a tape measure
  • Set out on sloping ground
  • Set out right angles and rectangles

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