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Town Planning Technical Support Apprenticeship

Town Planning Technical Support - Level 3 Diploma

A job in Town Planning Technical Support - as a Planning Technician - includes supporting Planners with applications for development proposals, searching plans and land files, checking development permissions are met, setting up databases and using software including geographic information systems (GIS). Download our brochure for apprentices here.

Find the framework listed here - search for town planning.  If you are enrolled on this RTPI apprenticeship, you can apply for student membership of the RTPI.

  • Start on a career.
  • Achieve a first professional qualification: Level 3 NVQ and Level 3 BTEC Diploma in town planning support.
  • Learn job-specific skills and work alongside experienced professionals to gain in-demand skills.
  • Earn a salary: the average wage for an apprentice is £170 a week, though for a planner it is likely to be higher.

Listen to technical apprentices:

The idea of earning money while learning was also tempting but I think being able to get work experience as well as a qualification puts you in a much better position in the end.

I feel this course will give me the edge, especially when I have completed my degree, I will have the relevant qualification and the experience.

To find out more about what it's like to be an apprentice, listen to our podcast.

All apprentices can become free student members of the RTPI. Following completion, you could progress to Chartered Membership through Higher Education or by completing sufficient work experience.

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