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Geospatial Survey Technician

Gathering geographic data for things like maps, satellite navigation systems (satnav) and global positioning systems (GPS).

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer

What apprentices will learn
  • how to capture and use geospatial data effectively
  • understanding mapping information
  • taking accurate geospatial measurements
  • legal requirements for doing survey work
  • using the latest geographic information systems
  • apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) before taking their end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to apply for associate member status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.