Setting Out For Construction is an Approved Training Organisation

  • CITB Assured
  • Eligible for Flexible Workforce Development fund, GRANT BACK fund, CITB Skills and Training fund and/or levy grants.
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About This Course

This course is for anyone who would like to be able to set out or survey using GNSS and can be delivered on Leica, Trimble or Topcon equipment. This course was written, and is delivered by Site Engineers for Site Engineers.

This course assumes a working knowledge of 3D coordinate geometry and construction drawings.

Our CITB Assured GNSS Awareness course begins by looking at the basic principals of GNSS technology. You will learn how Satellites communicate with GNSS receivers, coordinate systems and conversion files, what errors can occur and how to minimise them. You will also learn about the varying GNSS surveying methods, as well as how to set up the hardware, such as VRS/base and rover.

By the end of the course, you will be able to understand how GNSS technology works and have a sound knowledge of how to set up the instruments correctly for varying surveying techniques.  

On completion of the course, you will receive a CITB certificate and your achievement will be uploaded to the CITB Construction Training Register. 

Course Content

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

  • Use GNSS terminology
  • Explain the basic principles of GNSS technology
  • List situations where GNSS is appropriate and situations where it is not
  • Carry out a site calibration to create a local coordinate system
  • List the potential sources of error in GNNS
  • List the factors affecting accuracy
  • Check and monitor the level of accuracy achieved
  • Select the correct scale factor for the task
  • Enter data into the controller manually
  • Connect the controller with the GNSS rover
  • Navigate around the menus and programs
  • Navigate the stored information in list format and map view
  • View, edit, add and delete data
  • Enter the correct settings
  • Take a topographical survey and record the results systematically
  • Set out points of known co-ordinates using the onboard functionality
  • Set out points in relation to a baseline using the onboard functionality
  • Set out points at given chainages and offsets along a radius e.g. road centrelines using onboard functionality
  • Transfer large amounts of data from the controller to the computer and vice versa
  • Extract line data e.g the horizontal distance and level difference between two points
  • Measure irregular areas and volumes such as stockpiles
  • Import and work with DXF and DTMs
  • Create and export DXFs and DTM
  • Import and export data to and from Excel


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