A comprehensive resource centre for planning apprentices looking to gain Chartered status has been launched by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
The new resource centre is aimed specifically at apprentices who are preparing for the Degree Apprenticeship End Point Assessment (EPA), the final stage of the Chartered Town Planner Apprenticeship.
It features detailed information on how to complete the assessment, as well as downloadable templates, advice notes, and links to online training modules, webinars and events.
RTPI Head of Membership Martine Koch said:
“This new resource centre provides vital information on how to complete the EPA and we hope it will become a one-stop shop for all apprentices as they work their way towards becoming a Chartered Town Planner.
“Since the RTPI and the Trailblazer Employer Group launched the Chartered Town Planner Apprenticeship in 2019, an incredible 190 students have taken up apprenticeships at RTPI-accredited planning schools around the country.
“We’re delighted that the apprenticeship has proved so popular, enabling students to earn a salary, gain practical experience in the workplace, learn in-demand skills from experienced professionals, and ultimately achieve an RTPI-accredited postgraduate qualification.”
The EPA, approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, consists of two methods, both of which must be completed – a 50-minute discussion with an independent assessor and a 5,500-word written submission. For both methods, apprentices must submit a Reflective Journal documenting their work experience.
The launch of the EPA resource centre is an action arising from the RTPI’s new Corporate Strategy 2020-30, launched earlier this year, which introduced GROWPLAN - a comprehensive growth strategy to attract new members.
Visit the new resource centre at rtpi.org.uk/da-epa-resources