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How can I apply?

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The Town Planning Technical Support apprenticeship will take about two years to complete and is a level 3 qualification which means it is equivalent to two A levels. Higher Education at college or university, or working towards promotion could come next. So your next move is up to you...

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How to find an apprenticeship

The main route to an apprenticeship is through a college. Four colleges currently offer the RTPI Apprenticeship in Town Planning Technical Support.


  Chichester College LogoOaklands College Logo

 Bridgwater College LogoMoulton College 2

If you are interested in training as an apprentice then get in touch with one of the colleges. They can help you find a relevant employer.

If you have found an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice then contact one of the colleges. Alternatively contact the RTPI Education and Careers team to discuss alternative training possibilities.

Once you have enrolled as an apprentice you can apply for student membership of the RTPI. Download our application form here.

You can apply online at Bridgewater and Chichester.

You can visit Oaklands College website to search for vacancies or make an enquiry.

Other ways to find an apprenticeship:

  • Apprenticeships are advertised through Find An Apprenticeship
  • Search employer websites and job listings for vacancies
  • Ask family and friends if they know of any employers who would be interested in taking you on
  • Get in touch with employers to see if they would be interested in taking on an apprentice

Who can apply?

If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full-time education, you can apply. The Government funds apprenticeship training in full for 16-18 year olds. For those aged over 19 training is part funded, with employers expected to make a contribution.

From April 2017, funding for apprenticeships will change and the same funding bands will apply to all apprentices, regardless of age. Extra support will be available to employers who take on an apprentice who is aged 16 - 18 or has additional needs.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Town Planning Technical Support Apprenticeship then please get in touch.

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