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Levelling and setting out (2 days)

Cost: £395 no VAT charged
Duration: 2 days
Locations: Bircham (Norfolk)
Dates: Call 0344 994 4433
Mandatory Entry Requirements: See below
Funding: See Grants and funding below

This two-day training course is for workers whose job involves using automatic or laser levels for measuring and setting out of construction elements.

This course is a companion to the three-day Total Station for Construction course.

Book this course

Please make sure that you have read and understood the entry requirements (see below) and booking terms and conditions for this course.

Who should attend

Suitable for:

  • Trainee engineers
  • Graduate engineers
  • Construction managers
  • Site managers who would like to be able to supervise, recruit for, check or carry out levelling activities
  • People with direct experience of the construction industry who would like to broaden their skills to include levelling and setting out by tape.

Course content

This course teaches the principles of levelling and setting out by tape which can be applied to all aspects of construction including earthworks, roads, buildings, foundations, piles, structural steel, structures, reinforced concrete, houses.

Actual construction drawings are used for all practical exercises.


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

  • Record work correctly and in the industry standard way
  • Incorporate robust checks to all levelling
  • List the sources of error in levelling
  • Carry out a level survey (existing features or as-built)
  • Check that the level is in correct calibration
  • Set elements to a fixed level
  • Measure the reduced level of ceilings and soffits
  • Transfer TBMs (install temporary benchmarks from scratch)
  • Set up profile boards for level excavation.


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 using a tape measure
  • Set out right angles and rectangles using a tape measure.

Qualifications you get

  • CITB National Construction College Certificate.

Mandatory entry requirements

  • You will need a reasonable level of mobility and the ability to lift and move loads. Please tell us beforehand if you have a medical ailment that may affect your ability to do manual work
  • You will also need a good understanding of spoken and written English.

By booking a course, you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

Equipment you need to bring

  • Calculator
  • Hard hat EN397
  • Hi-visibility vest to BS EN471, class 3 (in good order)
  • Gloves
  • Safety boots EN345-S3 or EN345-S5
  • Clothes for all weather conditions.

What will be provided for you

  • All writing and drawing equipment
  • All tools and equipment for practical sessions
  • All reference materials and assessment paperwork.

Grants and funding

Grants are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit our grant pages.

Book this course

Need more information?

Call 0344 994 4433 for more information about this course.