End Point Assessment

Geospatial Survey Technician

Geospatial Survey Technician

  • Reference Code: ST0491
  • Level: 3
  • Version: 1
  • Duration: 24 months


Geospatial Survey Technicians collect geospatial data (data relating to geographic position on the earth’s  surface)  for  use  in  the  creation  of  maps,  satellite navigation  systems  (Satnavs),  Global Positioning  Systems  (GPS),  construction  of  infrastructure  including  roads,  buildings,  bridges, offshore  construction  such  as  wind  turbines  and  oil  rigs,  the  identification  of  local,  suburban  or international  boundaries,military,  mining  and  a  wide  range  of  other  purposes.  Geospatial Technicians use a wide range of technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and electronic data capture tools and processes.

Occupational role

Geospatial Survey Technicians can work in either the public or private sector and employers include geophysical  consultants,  civil  engineering  contractors  and  consultancies,  rail  operators,  mining companies, local authorities, central government, the military, multinational corporations, specialist land,  air  and  offshore  mapping  companies, cartographic  publishers,  suppliers  of  computer-based mapping  technology  and  GIS,  utilities  companies  and  a  range  of  others. Geospatial  Survey Technicians work with scientists, technologists and other related and land related professionals.


Maximum £9,000

Entry requirements

Typically, 5 GCSEs at Grade C or higher including Maths and English or a Level 2 apprenticeship in a relevant discipline but the final decision is that of each employer.


The apprenticeship includes core knowledge, skills and behaviours required to undertake the work of a Geospatial Survey Technician.

End Point Assessment

Overview of assessment

The end point assessment covers all of the skills, knowledge and behaviours in the Standard. It will take place using independent assessors appointed by QFI and the methods shown below:

Online Test


The on-line knowledge test will consist of 20 multiple choice questions on personal effectiveness and legal and regulatory compliance. Questions will include scenario-based questions. The test will be computer based and will take place in a suitably controlled environment in the presence of an invigilator. Apprentices will have 40 minutes to complete the test. The online test must be passed before apprentices are able to submit their project for assessment.

Written Project

Apprentices will undertake a work-based project. A project proposal is submitted to QFI at gateway for approval. Following approval the project, consisting of a 2500-word(+/-10%) written report, covering the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the apprenticeship standard and including illustrations, calculations and plans, can be completed. It must be submitted for assessment within 4 months. Apprentices must pass the project before being able to take the professional discussion.

Professional Discussion

This takes the form of an interview with an assessor, either face to face or via an online platform. It is based on a 3000-word (+/-10%) written summary of experience, submitted by the apprentice prior  to  the  professional  discussion  taking  place,  from  which two assessors  will  formulate  the questions for the professional discussion.

Readiness for assessment

The employer  will  endorse  progression  to  the  end-point  when  satisfied  that  the  apprentice  is consistently working at or above the level set out in the standard, and the pre-requisite gateway requirements have been met with evidence to support these:

  • achieved minimum level 2 English and mathematics


This apprenticeship is graded by the independent assessors appointed by QFI and grades are either: fail, pass, merit or distinction.

Professional Recognition

The apprenticeship will provide the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to apply to become an Associate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or an Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

Why choose QFI

QFI is listed  on  the  Register  of  Apprenticeship  Assessment  Organisations  to  assess  this apprenticeship  Standard. We  have  access  to  specialist,  occupationally  competent  independent assessors. We  will  work  with  you  to  ensure  that  the  end-point  assessment  runs  as  smoothly  as possible providing support for any staff involved in the process. Contact us now to discuss your requirements leadassessor@qfiepa.org