Stoke On Trent

Civil Engineering Academy.

The only choice in Setting Out Engineering Training Course

Call: 0800 644 0694

We teach the full Setting Out Engineer Course on our indoor construction site with facilities that are unmatched.

Civil Engineering Academy is the only Setting Out Engineer training provider that can help you find work  and support  you with our team of engineers

Project Management and Site management course

All About The Setting Out Engineering Training Course with The Civil Engineering Academy.

Our Method - we have used psycology in our teaching method to make sure once passed you are ready for work. We have taught engineers that have completed a setting out course from Finchley Collage, Enka and CITB, this is proof that our quality of teaching is number 1. Other companies use TS06 to teach and teach in a class room with no practicle skills you'll never know how to do the job and you may give up on working as a setting out engineer.

Latest Facilities - heavy investment has taken place with our indoor construction site, our  teaching technique and using the latest Lieca Total Stations and equipment. We make sure that you are trained and ready to start work as soon as you have passed.  We even have a museum  to inspire all who walk through.


Nobody does it like us - Our quality of teaching must be kept at very high standards. Most companies teaching this course will pass anyone who walks through the door. With us, we make sure that you understand all programs, methods and meterial, terminology and modules,  we test you at the end and review our teaching method on every class to make sure you are up to date with the latest information and technology. 

What does a Setting Out Engineer actually do ?

  • Mark sites and spray lines and mark points
  • Setting up control onsite
  • Check the work on site
  • Use EDM to find points onsite
  • Fix targets onsite

What is a

Setting Out Engineer ?

A Setting Out Engineer is a person who sets out points or marks sites using a survey tool, also know as EDM or Total Station.

The Setting Out Engineer will provide information on where construction begins on a site and will also check ground levels and excavation levels. We teach you the whole shabang, along with a job.

How much does a Setting Out Engineer get paid?

Due to the importance of Setting Out Engineering, a Setting Out Engineer can get paid a serious amount of money. And as project managers and Site Managers don't know how its done, the salary is a lot more than they earn, here is a quick guild on freelance roles.

  • Trainee Setting Out Engineers £20k - £30k
  • 6 Months Setting Out Experience £35k
  • Up to 2 years setting Out Experience £50k - £60k
  • Over 3 years Setting Out Experience £60k - £70k
  • Working in Dubai as a Setting Out Engineer Over £100k

Once trained by us we pay up to £35k as a Setting Out Engineer, there is a serious shortage in the UK for Setting Out Engineers, and a lot of companies do struggle to find suitable Setting Out Engineers.

What exactly do we teach to become a Setting Out Engineer ?

  • Using the EDM
  • Using the Rotating Laser
  • Setting out points
  • Calculating and marking levels
  • Marking and setting out all stations and targets
  • Setting Out Paths, Roads and Roundabouts
  • Drainage, Excavation and Invert Levels
  • AutoCad for Setting Out Engineers
  • Job offer with a starting salary of up to £35k

Where do our Setting Out Engineers currently work ?

More about Setting Out Engineering Course

We  have a live indoor construction site   for the best possible quality of teaching, as you have the option to work for our sister company we must make sure that you are taught to the highest standards possible.  The Setting Out Engineers Course runs for 3 weeks , we can arrange accommodation for the  duration.  At the end of each day you will be tested on what you had learnt the previous day this will add towards your end test, once passed you will receive a Certificate of Competence in Setting Out Engineer and Certificate in understanding of Autocad.

If you fail any test you will have the option to retake the test in the area that you have failed in. We aim to help you achieve 100% pass rate, but you must be committed and study hard. Please note due to course demands  you will be required to book in advance, all deposit is non-refundable so please make sure you are free for the complete duration of the course, alternative  date can be arranged if situations arise.

For more information or to book call

0800 644 0694