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CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
LEVEL 4 LAND REFERENCER APPRENTICESHIP | DAY RELEASE | BIRMINGHAM
Embarking on an apprenticeship is a great way to start your career, but as with all big decisions, it's a good idea to consider your options carefully. Read our About Apprenticeships guide for more information.
If you’ve decided that this is the right occupation for you, a Level 4 Apprenticeship (equialent of a foundation degree) has been developed by a range of Land Referencer employers. Full details can be found here.
This occupation is found in a range of sectors including transport (aviation, rail, highways), utilities, housing, redevelopment, retail, environmental protection, commercial, private and public sectors. The broad purpose of the occupation is to support land referencing exercises in providing supporting evidence, documentation and information for an acquiring authority to obtain land for the purposes of large development or infrastructure projects such as airport expansion, railway construction and large shopping centres.
SoLR is an advocate of Land Referencing as an occupation and actively support the delivery of the apprenticeship. One of our core objectives is to develop and retain these skills within the Land Referencing industry.
24 to 30 months
Level 4 apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree.
A foundation degree is the academic equivalent of two-thirds of a Bachelors degree, a Higher National Diploma (HND) and Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) - at Level 5 of the Regulated Qualifications.
Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths.
Apprentices without Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and Maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
Land referencers play a vital role in securing land for new infrastructure projects by connecting people, places and environments
New projects will
generate green energy
secure clean water
connect communities and
protect us from climate change
New and upgraded infrastructure ensures we have a fair and sustainable future
Land referencers work collaboratively with a range of professional disciplines:
Community Engagement and Social Outcomes
Environment and Sustainability
Our employers are market-leading professional consultancy and engineering organisations who offer competitive pay, investment in your training and career progression to becoming a professional land consultant in the field of geography.
The Level 4 Land Referencer apprenticeship
Recruitment for the Level 4 Land Referencer Apprenticeship runs from February with roles starting around September.
Training will be provided on a day-release basis by the Dudley College of Technology.
End-point Assessment Organisation
Land Specialist at Jacobs
Read about Nathan's experience of starting his career as a Land Referencer through completing a Business Administration apprenticeship
Senior Land Consultant at Mott MacDonald
Grace graduated in Geography in 2016. Read about Grace's experience establishing her career as a Land Referencing Consultant
Assistant Land Consultant at WSP
Read about George's experience of starting his career as a Land Referencer through completing a Business Administration apprenticeship
Land Referencer Apprentice at WSP
Read about Vanessa's experience of starting her career as a Land Referencer Apprentice
Land Referencer Apprentice at Mott MacDonald
Read about Waycle's experience of starting his career as a Land Referencer Apprentice