Land Referencer


Qualification level: 4

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

Typical delivery model: Day release (1 day a fortnight)

Land referencers are found in a range of industries, including across the transport and infrastructure sector (rail, highways, aviation). The  purpose of the occupation is 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. The Land Referencer Apprenticeship is brand new and we are currently recruiting apprentices for September 2022. The latest vacancies can be found on this page.


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).