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Particulars of normal

1. Occupation

Geospatial Survey Technicians accumulate geospatial information (information referring to geographic place on the earth’s floor) to be used within the creation of maps, satellite tv for pc navigation techniques (Satnavs), World Positioning Methods (GPS), development of infrastructure together with roads, buildings, bridges, offshore development resembling wind generators and oil rigs, the identification of native, suburban or worldwide boundaries, army, mining and a variety of different functions. Geospatial Technicians use a variety of applied sciences resembling Geographic Data Methods (GIS) and digital information seize instruments and processes, resembling Constructing Data Modelling.

The principle duties and duties are to:

  • seize geospatial info
  • take, file and doc applicable geospatial measurements to the required specification
  • work with different professionals, purchasers, clients and others to acquire and supply geospatial info
  • carry out calculations and use geospatial information

Geospatial Survey Technicians can work in both the general public or non-public sector and employers embody geophysical consultants, civil engineering contractors and consultancies, rail operators, mining corporations, native authorities, central authorities, the army, multinational firms, specialist land, air and offshore mapping corporations, cartographic publishers, suppliers of pc based mostly mapping expertise and GIS, utilities corporations and a variety of others. Geospatial Survey Technicians work with scientists, technologists and different associated and land associated professionals.

2. Entry

The entry requirement for the apprenticeship will sometimes be 5 GCSEs at Grade C or greater together with Maths and English or a Stage 2 apprenticeship in a related self-discipline however the closing choice is that of every employer.

3. Necessities: Data, Expertise and Behaviours Data


What’s required – Geospatial Survey Technicians might be required to know and perceive:

Geospatial information

Learn how to seize, course of, handle, use and high quality guarantee geospatial information and undertake related calculations

Well being and security

The rules and obligations imposed by legislation, codes of apply and different laws


The rules of mapping and geographic info sciences and accuracy, scale, forex and health for objective of hardcopy and/or digital maps, drawings, imagery and plans.


Take, file and doc geospatial measurements to the required specification. The rules and limitations of measurement and the methods used to assemble spatial information. Pay attention to the significance of co- ordinate techniques, projections, transformations and datums.

Geospatial expertise (together with GIS)

Acceptable geospatial applied sciences (should embody Geographic Data Methods) and the appliance of those techniques


How and why sustainability seeks to steadiness financial, environmental and social targets

Authorized and regulatory compliance

The rules of legislation referring to land possession and limits and the suitable permissions required to undertake geospatial survey work

Private effectiveness

Learn how to handle their very own time and duties, talk and negotiate successfully and know the right way to plan and put together work to satisfy consumer and budgetary necessities 



What’s required

Geospatial information assortment

Seize, course of, handle, use and high quality guarantee geospatial information. Carry out related calculations

Well being and security

Show the appliance of well being and questions of safety and the necessities for compliance. Plan and put together applicable danger evaluation and methodology statements


Apply information of the rules of mapping and geographic info sciences in apply


Take geospatial measurements utilizing primary and/or superior instrumentation, resembling an Digital Distance Measurement units, computerized ranges, lasers, scanners, and World Positioning Methods. Current, file and doc applicable info gained from measurement to the required specification. Specify and plan surveys and the instrumentation wants.

Geospatial expertise

Use applicable methodology and expertise to gather related digital information. (should embody use of Geographic Data Methods).

Authorized and regulatory compliance

Apply information to adjust to related laws and laws when enterprise geospatial work

Private effectiveness

Successfully handle time and duties, talk and negotiate successfully and plan and put together applicable methodologies and applied sciences. Use efficient methods for battle avoidance 



What’s required

Present a excessive commonplace of service

Present the very best service, with consideration to element assembly all deadlines set

Belief and integrity

Develop belief by working in an expert and constructive method always and be sincere and easy

Deal with others with respect

Deal with everybody politely, politeness and respect

Take accountability

Be accountable to your personal actions

Private improvement

Search recommendation and clarification and search suggestions by yourself efficiency.

Take part willingly in studying from and observing others

Share information

Work with different events from assortment to supply of geospatial information guaranteeing the sharing of data

4. English and Maths

Apprentices with out degree 2 English and Maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

5. Skilled registration

The apprenticeship will present the mandatory information, expertise and behaviours to use to grow to be an Affiliate member of the Royal Establishment of Chartered Surveyors or an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Establishment of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

6. Period

The Geospatial Technician apprenticeship will sometimes be undertaken over 2 years.

7. Stage

This Apprenticeship Normal is at Stage 3.

8. Evaluate date

This Apprenticeship Normal might be reviewed after 3 years.

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