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Geospatial Survey Technician Apprenticeship Training at Leeds College of Building

Course description

Geospatial Survey Technicians collect geospatial data, which is data relating to the geographic position of features on the earth’s surface. It is used in the creation of maps, satellite navigation systems (Sat Navs) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). It is an important part of civil engineering construction projects and technicians will use a wide range of technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and surveying equipment.

What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work, IT skills, innovative thinking.

Course content

  • How to capture, process, manage, use and quality assure geospatial data
  • How to use geospatial technologies such as GIS and GPS
  • Setting out the boundaries of a site so that structures are built to scale in the right place
  • Providing control points so the future movement of structures can be monitored
  • How to work with other professionals, clients, customers and others to obtain and provide geospatial information

Entry requirements

All applicants will need 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and maths.

You need to be employed in the industry and will be required to pass a skills assessment.

Financial information

Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

You could progress into higher education at the College including a Higher National Certificate/Higher National Diploma, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university.

Further information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

You can also visit the National Apprenticeship Service website where you can register your details and search for vacancies.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 November 2018
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    • Apprenticeship Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 222 6023
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