Land Referencer


Qualification level: 4

Typical duration: 30 months (excluding End-Point Assessment)

Offered at both our Birmingham and Doncaster campuses

Block release/day release/delivery in the workplace are available, subject to meeting demand and minimum numbers

The Land Referencer Apprenticeship gives learners the skills required to provide supporting evidence, documentation and information for an acquiring authority to obtain land for the purposes of large development or infrastructure projects such as HS2. Land referencers are found in a range of industries, including across the transport and infrastructure sector (rail, highways, aviation).


Maximum funding (the maximum amount government will fund for apprenticeship training): £14,000

Apprenticeships are funded either via your apprenticeship levy (if your organisation has an annual PAYE bill of over £3m) or via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (who provide 95-100% funding depending on the size of your business).

Entry requirements

The employer sets the entry requirements for the programme, but apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C+) before taking their end-point assessment.

Apprentices will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to become ‘Occupationally Competent’ in the role. The main themes of what they will learn include:

  • Stakeholder management
  • Consent methods and instruments
  • Diligent enquiry
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Quality control standards and methodology
  • Contact referencing
  • Agricultural practices

Apprentices completing the apprenticeship will also:

  • Gain their English and Maths at Level 2 (if they don’t already hold them).