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Interior Systems introduction to setting out of systems using traditional and modern instruments


The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required for setting out of systems using traditional and modern instruments.


Interior Systems introduction to setting out of systems using traditional and modern instruments 


Minimum 1/2 day of 3 learning hours  

Purpose/ scope 

The purpose of this standard is to provide the candidate with practical knowledge and skills required for setting out of systems using traditional and modern instruments. 


  • Information and sources 
  • team working  
  • interpreting the design 
  • safe working practices 
  • traditional and modern setting out instruments 
  • calculations 
  • transfer datums and levels 
  • tolerances for setting out 
  • range of methods. 

Occupational relevance 

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s): 

  • operative and craft 
  • supervision. 

Candidate pre-requisites 

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of interior systems terminology and techniques would be beneficial. 

Instruction/ supervision 

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have: 

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate  
  • successfully completed training to this standard  
  • at least 2 years relevant industrial experience 
  • a verifiable CV.


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation. 

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.  

The following delivery methods may/may not be used in the delivery of this standard: 

  • practical training in an on or off the job environment.

This standard is considered to contain 51% or more practical training. 

This standard is considered to be set at an entry level. 


For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.   

Quality assurance 


Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.  

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.  

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team. 


No Renewal/Refreshment Requirements - There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard. 

Approval date 


Review cycle 

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date. 

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to: 

Additional guidance to support learning outcome  

Demonstrate the use of setting out instruments. 


Carry out calculations. 


Briefly explain information and relevant sources of information. 


Work as part of a team under instruction. 


Make calculations from design specified. 


Select the appropriate instrument for setting out. 


Use traditional and modern instruments for setting out. 


Interpret the design specified. 


List and describe traditional and modern instruments for setting out. 


Describe how to transfer datums and levels between different locations. 


Set out partition/lining systems using traditional and modern instruments. 


Use a full range of instruments available for setting out. 


Briefly describe the tolerances for setting out and construction of partitions. 


Briefly explain the importance of accuracy in transferring levels and measurements using a range of methods. 


List and describe the range of methods available and be able to select the most appropriate method for a given task. 


Additional information about this standard

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance: 

Managing construction health risks 


Safety topics 


Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publication: 

Health and safety in construction, HSG150, 2006.