How to become a land surveyor
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- a graduate training scheme
You'll usually need a relevant degree or postgraduate qualification, accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Relevant subjects include:
- civil engineering
- geographical information science
You may be able to do a postgraduate conversion course if your first degree is not related to surveying.
You'll usually need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course
You could do a geospatial and mapping science degree apprenticeship.
Employers will set their own entry requirements.
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a degree apprenticeship
You could get a postgraduate qualification through a graduate trainee scheme.
You could also get a graduate diploma in surveying by distance learning, with the University College of Estate Management, if you're working for a surveying practice.
- you can register with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors to become a chartered surveyor through the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) scheme
Professional and industry bodies
You can join the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for professional recognition, training opportunities and to make industry contacts.