ABOUT TRAINING CONDITIONS, TUTORS AND EQUIPMENT
Practical exercises take place outdoors and on undulating terrain. Candidates should come fully prepared with waterproof clothing and footwear as the practical exercises will take place regardless of weather conditions to ensure that the full course content is covered and to reflect real life working situations. To encourage good setting out practice, where possible, calculations are carried out in the field. Weatherproof field books are provided to each candidate to record field data and make notes.
Practical exercises and worked examples are based on construction drawings from actual roads and buildings projects. Delegates are briefed on relevant health and safety issues prior to any practical work being carried out.
Emphasis on Practical Training
The philosophy of Setting Out Scotland is based on the saying "Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I may remember, Let me do it and I will understand". To reflect this, at least 60% of the training will consist of field work.
Equipment and Tutors
A maximum group size of 2 trainees per instrument ensures that all candidates are required to participate fully and gain a full understanding and competence in all of the subject areas.
Saffron Grant is an Approved Contract Trainer with the Construction Skills College and an Associate Lecture for Glasgow Caledonian University.