Transport planner (integrated degree) (level 6)
Designing and developing transport and travel systems.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to 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
- Senior Transport Planner
- Transport Economist
- Transport Modeller
- Transport Planner
- Transport Planning and Strategic Advisor
- Transport Planning Consultant
- Transport Policy Advisor
Skills an apprentice will learn
- S1: apply and comply with transport policy and planning practice for various modes of transport within relevant national, strategic and local policy contexts, and assess and evaluate the principal impacts of such policies on particular projects.
- S2: determine and apply appropriate methods to design transport schemes, providing for integration between different transport modes and systems, with the intention of providing efficient and secure transport services.
- S3: apply and comply with policies and regulations, including those relating to transport, health and safety, environmental, legal, planning and equality and diversity, and with their organisation’s formal procedures and practices.
- S4: effectively manage tasks and projects, to agreed time and resource budgets, through the application of appropriate project management tools and techniques.
- S5: apply, analyse and evaluate a broad range of appropriate transport statistics and data, utilising appropriate software and digital solutions, to inform and enable decision making within the development of transport solutions. This includes liaising with relevant organisations, such as the police, highway authorities and transport operators, to access a range of data sources and surveys for different modes or travel contexts as well as assessing data suitability, validity, quality, and accuracy relative to its intended application.
- S6: determine the method, manage the collection, analysis, evaluation, and monitoring of data used in the development or delivery of transport solutions. This includes assessing data suitability, validity, quality, and accuracy relative to its intended application.
- S7: use advanced techniques for the analysis of traffic and travel generation and demand, to enable the evaluation and monitoring of transport solutions, taking account of economic (cost-benefit) analyses.
- S8: select, specify, and use a range of transport models and forecasting techniques to support the interpretation of proposed transport solutions. This will include the evaluation of models for local and strategic transport and different modes of transport, using appropriate software packages
- S9: specify the data requirements and targets against which the effectiveness and impacts of a transport policy, plan or scheme can be measured. This includes designing, managing, and monitoring programmes to assess performance over time including the effects on the economy, and other factors such as environmental, accessibility, safety, security, or land use.
- S10: determine the needs of stakeholders in developing transport solutions
- S11: plan various stages of a commercial or operational management scheme in transport, such as initial project development, feasibility study, detailed design, procurement, funding, implementation or assessing effectiveness.
- S12: identify and recommend appropriate types of finance, or funding, for a transport scheme, and contribute to the bidding or procurement of transport planning contracts or projects. This can include establishing and agreeing specifications, budgets, timescales, identifying and assessing possible risks, and preparing or evaluating technical briefs.
- S13: design, promote, implement and evaluate travel planning programmes to increase travel awareness and achieve changes in travel behaviour. This includes setting, monitoring and evaluating targets, identifying and assessing likely benefits, and communicating and liaising informatively and effectively with stakeholders.
- S14: plan, refine and analyse programmes of community involvement, stakeholder engagement or public consultations, to identify transport needs and to develop transport solutions.
- S15: communicate effectively orally and in writing in both formal and informal contexts. Prepare written reports and make presentations, participate and manage meetings, contribute to discussions, and listen actively to ensure the views of others are taken into account appropriately. Seek feedback on your own performance so you can look for ways to improve it.
- S16: apply appropriate transport, environmental impact and development planning laws, regulations and procedures, taking into account the evaluation of public testing and best practice, in gaining formal consent for transport solutions.
- S17: manage the delivery of high quality accurate, well-structured and organisationally compliant documents and recommendations for the work for which they are responsible and to a level appropriate for whom they are intended. This may include written reports, oral presentations, designs, models, calculations, reports and drawings, surveys designs, and calculations.
- S18: manage their own work independently within the limits of their authority and responsibility, making use of support and specialist expertise when appropriate. Develop and maintain productive working relationships with stakeholders and colleagues and support, guide, and motivate team members to enable them to achieve the team’s objectives as well as their own. Actively seek and provide feedback, support decision making processes, and manage any conflicts of interest that may arise in their work with integrity, fairness and consistency in decision making.
- S19: develop their own professional competence reflecting on their CPD records and develop an extended network to support the relevant professional organisations and maintain the required standard of, ethical behaviours and codes of conduct, associated with transport planning.
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