With an RTPI apprenticeship you can ...
- Progress in your career: surveys show that employers recognise and value apprenticeships so with hard work you could rise through the ranks quickly.
- Achieve sought-after qualifications: apprenticeships are the gold standard for work-based learning.
- Learn job-specific skills: learn from knowledgeable tutors 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.
- Top quality training: get on-the-job experience and off-the-job training.
- Become a student member of the RTPI.
Our apprenticeship in Town Planning Technical Support includes the following qualifications:
- ABBE Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Town Planning Technical Support.
- Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Town Planning Technical Support.
- Functional Skills (English Level 2 and Maths Level 2)*
- Personal Learning and thinking skills.
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities.
Your employer provides your on-the-job training in the NVQ Diploma and pays your wages. You will work alongside them and learn from some of the best in the business.
A learning provider can be a college, or other training organisation and they deliver the BTEC one day a week in college.
The work-based NVQ Diploma has several different pathways, depending on what interests you and your employer. These include: Development Management, Planning Enforcement, Spatial Planning, Conservation Technical Support, Building Control Technical Support.
*Not required if you have GCSE English and Maths at A – C.
What do our apprentices think?
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.