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Apprenticeship training course

Chartered town planner (degree) (level 7)

Shaping the places we live in by balancing the needs of people and business for homes, jobs, local facilities and open spaces with impacts on the wider environment.

Qualification level
Equivalent to master’s degree.
Typical duration
60 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Development Management Planner
  • Planner
  • Planning Consultant
  • Planning Officer
  • Town Planner
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Undertake research and analysis of information for planning policy formulation and to prepare material for policy, guidelines and advice.  Typically this would include spatial development strategies and statutory development plans, development briefs, design guides, sustainability appraisal, materials for inquiry, advocacy or presentations in public or to councillors or clients. 
  • Implement policies and procedures set out in plans, legislation and related documents.  Typically, this would include statutory development management, the preparation and submission of planning applications, implementation of plans or schemes for matters such as conservation, environmental improvement, economic development or regeneration, infrastructure, minerals or waste.  Site appraisal, feasibility studies and other forms of study preparatory to the submission of a planning application. Planning enforcement, appeals and inquiries. 
  • Produce creative and innovative design strategies, policies and solutions.  Typically, this would include buildings, public realm, landscaping, villages, towns, cities or other parts of the urban and rural environment.
  • Collect data using appropriate systems and software, undertake investigations and research to inform quantitative and qualitative analysis and appraisal.  Weigh evidence and evaluate alternative planning solutions.  Make clear, integrated responses and evidence based decisions.  Demonstrate sound judgement and the ability to balance varying objectives.
  • Engage with and manage stakeholders and customers and build positive, relationships.  Communicate, negotiate, advocate and mediate effectively and respond appropriately to resolve conflict. 
  • Define clear aims and objectives and deliver projects to time and to budget.  Use appropriate information technology.  Lead and manage a process from start to finish and evaluate the outcome identifying actions for improvement and development. 
  • Work in partnership. Network, create and maintain an environment where information is shared.   
  • Communicate clearly in writing and verbally. Negotiate and mediate.  Work independently and as part of a team and lead others.  Manage work and time.  Customer and client care.

Full information on Chartered town planner (degree) (level 7) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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Regulated occupation

Chartered town planner (degree) (level 7) needs a training provider who is approved by Royal Town Planning Institute.

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