Under the instruction of two expert archaeologists and surveyors, join other NAS members to learn about how an intertidal site would have been surveyed in the past using a plane table and then see how this compares to the more modern technique of total station survey. 

Participants will get hands on practice of these two pieces of survey equipment and will be working on the wreck of the Helping Hand. Skills learnt at this course will be useful for surveying intertidal sites in the future!

This two day residential course will develop your survey skills and your ability to work on intertidal sites. 


Anyone interested in terrestrial or intertidal survey methods, especially those who want to learn how to use the survey equipment for themselves.

NAS members will earn 10 credits towards their Certificate or Award.

All participants will stay at the self-catering Old School House group accommodation. Accommodation included in the course price. 

NAS members £210
Non-members £250

The NAS reserves the right to cancel courses or events 4 weeks in advance of a course if insufficient bookings have been received. Please do not book non-refundable travel and accommodation until you have been notified by email that the course is definitely going ahead.

Participants are permitted to cancel and receive a refund (minus the transaction fees incurred by the payment provider) up to four weeks in advance of a course  or event date. They are also able to defer their booking to any other NAS course or event instead of receiving a refund. If participants wish to cancel within the four weeks prior to the course or event, they will forfeit their booking fee unless there are unless circumstances which the NAS, in its absolute discretion, considers sufficiently mitigating as to warrant a partial or full refund.  

Applications for a refund within the four weeks prior to the course or event must be submitted in writing (electronic submission is acceptable) and such evidence as the NAS may reasonably require must be provided to support the application.