The practical nature of surveying and setting out modules mean that they require much more effort and planning than standard classroom based modules.

Setting Out for Construction has got a proven track record of delivering degree level and HND level modules in surveying and setting out.

We have a full eLearning package available which can make a massive difference to the quality of both your classroom and practical sessions. Imagine what it would be like if your students had already seen the practical exercises and associated theory with their own eyes before they attempt their practical work?


A recent survey by the Confederation of British Industry found that 80% of firms wanted better designed qualifications more focussed on employers’ needs and industry standards.

As well as providing teaching support in surveying and setting out, we can help you review your entire degree or HND course in terms of how it interfaces with industry.

For example, do you regularly give proper consideration to the following questions?

  • How employable are your graduates?
  • Are you doing all that you can to make sure that your graduates the have confidence, initiative and self-promotion skills necessary for them to secure employment?
  • Once they are in work are your graduates worthy ambassadors of your department? Do they show you in a good light?
  • Are you equipping your graduates with the right practical skills so that they can immediately become an effective, contributing member of the site team?
  • Does the structure of your course and order of content optimise or compromise the learning potential?
  • Are your teaching style, methods and philosophy breaking new ground or are you stuck in a time warp, perpetuating the factory model style education that has long since been proved as the least effective way of embedding learning.


This is how we can help:

  • Full outsourcing of surveying and setting out modules
  • Teaching support for your tutors or lectures
  • One- to-one training for lecturers who are new to the module
  • eLearning materials to support your own modules
  • Consultancy (for any construction related courses - employability, teaching design, relevance of course content etc)
  • Field trips (teaching support or full planning package)
  • A certificate of competence for your students to help them secure a graduate position or a summer job

If you would like to find out more or arrange a skype chat, email saffron@settingoutforconstruction.com  

Saffron Grant has worked with Glasgow Caledonian University for a number of years in the area of construction engineering. Saffron, working with us at in the School of Engineering and Built Environment designed and implemented a practical based ‘site setting-out module’. Saffron fully understands the student needs, what employers are looking for whilst matching this to the requirements of the University. The assessment criteria is based upon practical activities, an approach which has been well received by the students and University alike. Saffron encourages, motivates and communicates well with all students on the course and is a reliable colleague with excellent technical ability, a good personality but always extremely professional in her approach to the job. If you want to be taught professionally and be competent at the end of the course in terms of setting-out then please do not hesitate to use Saffron.
— Nigel Craig, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Glasgow Caledonian University.