Apprenticeship: Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialist – Level 6


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Apprenticeship: Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialist – Level 6


Duration

The typical duration for this Apprenticeship is 3 to 4 years but this will depend on the previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.

Delivery Location

IoT Dudley (from September 2022)

Delivery Partners
University of Wolverhampton


Delivery Model

• Day release
• Block release options available.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for the Apprenticeship will typically be a minimum of 3 A Levels at Grade C or higher (or their equivalent), or a relevant Level 3 Apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline. The final entry requirement decision is that of each employer.


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Occupational Profile

Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialists interpret and analyse geospatial data (data relating to geographic position on the earth’s surface) and use leading edge digital technology such as laser scanning, Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing and imagery. They provide data analysis and advice for mapping, satellite navigation systems (Satnavs), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), infrastructure, the identification of local, suburban or international boundaries, military, mining and a wide range of other information.

Specific duties are to interpret, manipulate and analyse geospatial information, data and measurement using a wide range of innovative technologies and to provide strategic advice and recommendations based on this analysis. Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialists can work in either the public or private sector and employers include consultants, contractors, rail operators, government, the military, mapping companies, suppliers of computer based mapping technology, Geographic Information Systems and Building Information Modelling, utilities companies and a range of others. This Apprenticeship consists of a core and options, apprentices are required to select one option depending upon their job role.

Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialists can specialise in:

• Geospatial engineering involving the creation of complex layers of interconnected geographic information for urban development including roads, buildings, bridges and offshore construction
• Hydrography involving the surveying and charting of water, such as seabeds, harbours, lakes and rivers
• Utilities involving the identification and labelling of underground public utilities such as lines for telecommunication, electricity distribution, natural gas, cable television, fiber optics, traffic lights, street lights, storm drains, water mains, and waste water pipes
• Geospatial surveying involving the mapping of land, boundaries and land registration.

Training and Development Summary

Successful apprentices will gain a BSc/ BSc(Hons) in a geospatial science subject that is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Apprentices without Level 2 English and Mathematics will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Professional Recognition and Career Progression

The Apprenticeship will provide the knowledge, skills and behaviours to apply to become Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.


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