End Point Assessment
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org