About Us

3 good reasons to study at The Survey School

  1. We are accredited by The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.
  2. We have strong links with the surveying industry both in terms of potential employers and equipment manufacturers.
  3. The Course takes place in two six-week blocks spread over two years.

The Survey School is home to the TSA Surveying Course. We are the UK’s only commercial training centre that provides training to the land survey industry which is accredited by The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

The Survey School was established in Worcester over 30 years ago and, on the 1st May 2014, The Survey Association (TSA) took over the running of The School to ensure the continuation of arguably the best survey training available in the UK.

Since taking over the running of The School, TSA has invested in updating the IT systems and equipment and has received immense support from the survey instrument manufacturers.

In the late 1990’s, it was evident that there was a need for non-academic practical survey training and so the TSA Surveying Course was developed.


The Survey School Team | (left to right)  Susan Crumpler, Ruth Adams, Sharon Wilkins, Andrew Crumpler

Andrew Crumpler BSc FRICS MCInstCES MCQI – Senior Tutor

Andrew is the Senior Tutor and has been at the Survey School since 2000. As principal lecturer he delivers the majority of the training of the School including the flagship TSA Surveying Course. He has over 40 years survey experience covering all areas of topographic, engineering and measured building survey both in the UK and abroad.


Ruth Adams BSc (Hons) FRICS CSi CMarSCi FIMarEST MSoM – Manager

Ruth has recently joined the Survey School as their manager where she is responsible for current activity and future development of the School working closely with The Survey Association. She has over 25 years survey experience mainly working with marine geospatial data but also worked as a land surveyor both in the UK and overseas.


Susan Crumpler – Office Administrator

Susan is one of the two administrators at the Survey School. She joined in 2014 and undertakes course administration and facilitating the smooth running of the School. Her work pattern is Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.


Sharon Wilkins – Office Administrator

Sharon is one of the two administrators at the Survey School. She joined in 2016 and alongside course administration is responsible for handling the Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Survey applications. Her work pattern is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning.


Find out more about TSA here.

Find out more about How to Become a Surveyor here.