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Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship

The Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship enables an apprentice to gain an RTPI accredited qualification and Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) status whilst gaining practical experience in the work place.

Full details of the apprenticeship scheme and the assessment requirements have now been published by the Government.  The scheme will typically take 3-6 years overall, depending on prior qualifications, and apprentices will be assessed through a Professional Discussion and the RTPI Assessment of Professional Competence.

Summary of the apprenticeship process


Chartered Town Planner Apprenticeship route


Next steps for employers

Employers can access more specific details on the apprenticeship in the Employer Handbook. Any employers wishing to employ a degree apprentice should contact us with their details and discuss their training needs with an RTPI Accredited Planning School. The Chartered Town Planner apprenticeship can only be taken at an RTPI accredited Planning  School.

The following locations are accepting applications for January 2020:

The following locations are accepting applications for September 2020:

To find out your particular needs in terms of course requirements and learning modules, please contact one of the relevant departments highlighted above.  The approved standard and End-Point-Assessment documentation outlines the required planning knowledge, skills and behaviours for the apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship may also be available at other RTPI Accredited Planning Schools in the future - contact them directly to discuss your requirements.

Further guidance is available for employers within the Employer Handbook.

The apprenticeship was developed by a group consisting of public and private sector representatives and the work has consulted with groups of other employers, universities and training providers. It is chaired by Suffolk Coastal & Waveney District Councils and CBRE.


* Currently both Birmingham and Brighton are only available to levy paying employers