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 profession 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 profession 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.

Find out more about TSA here.

Find out more about How to Become a Surveyor here.

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.


Sharon Wilkins – Office Administrator

Sharon is the administrator 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.




Alan Mansell – Manager

Alan has personal links to the School that go back to the start of his career in 1987, when he was taken on as a trainee land surveyor and spent nine years at the Waterworks Road site, when it was owned and run by Cartographical Surveys Limited. He went on to advance his career within the specialist underground utility surveys sector and, when his topographic survey skills were also recognised by the Freedom Group, he became the companies’ only multi-skilled surveyor. He found his niche in business development and training and was instrumental in rolling out a bespoke ‘CAT & Genny’ utility avoidance training course to all Freedom Group’s site supervisors, operatives and franchisees. Since his employment at the Freedom Group of Companies, Alan has successfully managed survey teams at several leading UK survey companies that have a dedicated service provision for PAS-128 Underground Utility Surveys.