Geospatial scientists interpret and analyse geospatial data and use digital technology such as GIS (geographical information systems) and images obtained through remote sensing. They provide data analysis and advice for mapping, satellite navigation systems, global positioning systems (GPS), infrastructure development, boundary identification and a range of other purposes. Geospatial scientists specialising in utilities identify and map public utilities such as lines for telecommunication, electricity and natural gas distribution, water infrastructure and other purposes.
This course provides degree apprentices the opportunity to learn a broad range of geospatial skills including cartographic and geodetic techniques and the application geographical information systems, including unmanned aerial vehicles and modelling software. Alongside these key skills, this programme also provides degree apprentices with core knowledge of the various sources of geographical information: physical, social and environmental.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will achieve a BSc(Hons) Geospatial Sciences degree. Following the successful completion of an integrated End Point Assesment, you will be deemed to have met the Degree Apprenticeship standard.
This apprenticeship follows the Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialist standard.
The entry requirements for this degree apprenticeship will typically be a minimum of three A-levels at grade C or higher, their equivalent (in UCAS points) or a level 3 apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline. Current employees who already have experience in the industry, and who would like to become an apprentice, can discuss enrolment with our team of specialists who will advise. Any relevant prior qualifications will be discussed as part of the admissions process. Apprentices must have the right to work in England.
Apprentices without GCSE English and Maths (A*-C or 9 - 4) or equivalent will need to achieve this level prior to enrolment. This can be funded separately and taken at a local college or provider.
Geospatial Mapping and Science Specialists can work in either the public or private sector and employers include utilities companies, consultants, contractors, rail operators, government, the military, mapping companies, suppliers of computer-based mapping technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) companies and a range of others.