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Online learning resource for RTPI members launched

10 January 2014

RTPI members have access to a free online learning resource from today (Friday 10 January), with the launch of RTPI Learn, a new virtual learning site. Offering around 15 hours of learning per module, over the course of January, units covering viability: development economics, climate change, public engagement in planning and infrastructure delivery planning will go live offering a convenient and exciting new way of fulfilling continuing professional development commitments or learning about a new facet of the profession.

Find out more about RTPI Learn.

Modules contain a variety of media and references to meet each individual’s learning preferences. RTPI Learn also features interactive activities to reinforce newly acquired knowledge, and users get instant feedback on answers, to allow reflection on the learning that has taken place. At the end of each module there are module references, which signpost for further reading. 

The pace of change can be daunting at times, and these online resources will greatly help members access relevant and up-to-date knowledge about planning theory and practice.

Dr Peter Geraghty, President of the RTPI, said:  “RTPI Learn is a valuable addition to the lifelong learning support the Institute provides for members. The pace of change can be daunting at times, and these online resources will greatly help members access relevant and up-to-date knowledge about planning theory and practice. I’m proud of RTPI Learn which will allow members to learn at their own pace, in a way that suits them best.”

Visit RTPI Learn

Registration to the site is simple and members can access the site here.

The modules go live each week in a staged manner during January:

  • Viability: Understanding Development Economics - Friday 10 January
  • Planning for Climate Change  - Friday 17 January
  • Public Engagement in Planning - Friday 24 January
  • Infrastructure  Delivery Planning - Friday 31 January

The Career Development section of RTPI Learn also contains interesting information for planners.

RTPI Learn was piloted last year with over 3,000 members from the South East Region asked to participate and provide feedback.

For more information, please contact rtpilearn@rtpi.org.uk