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Apprenticeship training course

Geospatial survey technician (level 3)

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

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Capture, process, manage, use and quality assure geospatial data. Perform relevant calculations
  • Demonstrate the application of health and safety issues and the requirements for compliance. Plan and prepare appropriate risk assessment and method statements
  • Apply knowledge of the principles of mapping and geographic information sciences in practice
  • Take geospatial measurements using basic and/or advanced instrumentation, such as an Electronic Distance Measurement devices, automatic levels, lasers, scanners, and Global Positioning Systems. Present, record and document appropriate information gained from measurement to the required specification. Specify and plan surveys and the instrumentation needs
  • Use appropriate methodology and technology to collect relevant digital data. (must include use of Geographic Information Systems)
  • Apply knowledge to comply with relevant legislation and regulations when undertaking geospatial work
  • Effectively manage time and tasks, communicate and negotiate effectively and plan and prepare appropriate methodologies and technologies. Use effective techniques for conflict avoidance 

Full information on Geospatial survey technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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