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Welcome to our training

We are the UK's leading body for planning and the largest planning institute in Europe. We provide high quality training and learning for all professionals in the planning environment.

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Our innovative programme is uniquely tailored to the needs of planners and those working in the planning environment. It is designed and delivered by our team of industry experts who will support your learning and keep you up-to-date with the latest developments. A wide selection of high quality masterclasses and briefings are available.

Topics include environmental impact, sustainability, planning law and economic development, alongside specialist courses created to keep you up-to-date with the latest developments.

Browse our new interactive directory for 2019 courses.

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Our briefings offer a unique combination of latest updates and case studies brought together to give you a different perspective and explore the current issues within the planning system.

Our masterclasses are dedicated learning sessions focused on specific technical subjects or key development areas to support your role and development as a planner.  Delegate numbers are restricted to 25 to enhance learning outcomes.

You will:

  • hear from expert speakers/trainers around key topics or themes
  • learn new skills relevant to your career development
  • develop your knowledge and expertise
  • find solutions and practical tips to your daily challenges
  • share good practice and network with your peers
  • meet your CPD objectives

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What are the different types of training at RTPI?

The RTPI Training team are based at RTPI headquarters in London. They organise a standardised programme of events with a national perspective, repeated at multiple locations around the UK.

The RTPI Regional Coordinators are based across the UK and organise regional CPD events with a regional perspective.

Courses now available in:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Conwy
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Plymouth

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Forthcoming training events
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@RTPIPlanners : Our 'Project management for planners' masterclass will be held on 22 October in Plymouth and 20 November in Birming… 16/10/2019 - 04:35

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@RTPIPlanners : RT @VictoriaRTPI: Congratulations @Edinburgh_CC #planning for winning @RTPIPlanners #LearningPartner 2019 & welldone highly commended @lets… 16/10/2019 - 03:22