The Land REferencer Apprenticeship

Start a career in Land Referencing

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.

The Level 4 Land Referencer apprenticeship 

The Level 4 Land Referencer Apprenticeship has been launched and recruitment will begin from Feb 2022.  Roles will being around September 2022.

Training will be provided on a day-release basis by the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure (NCATI) in Birmingham.


Find out more about the Level 4 Land Referencer Apprenticeship from the IATE

Level:  4

Duration:  30 months

Occupational Standard

Occupational Duties

Knowledge, skills & behaviours


Training Provider


End-point Assessment Organisation

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We'll advertise vacancies on our Careers page as they become available.  

If you register your interest below, we'll let you know.



We will list all Land Referencer Apprenticeship vacancies here as they become available.  

Register your interest and we'll let you know when they are listed.

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.


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.

level 4

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.

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Grace Clarke

Grace graduated in Geography in 2016.  Read about Grace's experience establishing her career as a Land Referencing Consultant

Read about Nathan's experience of starting his career as a Land Referencer through completing a Business Administration apprenticeship

Graduate Land Referencer

George Hutton

Read about George's experience of starting his career as a Land Referencer through completing a Business Administration apprenticeship

Graduate Land Referencer