Transport Planning Apprenticeships have opened up access to the profession, improved the career prospects for school leavers and decreased the skills shortages within the sector. CIHT was involved in developing the Level 3 Technician Apprenticeship from the outset and we are the only approved End Point Assessment Organisation for this apprenticeship.
CIHT believe progression routes are very important, which is why we actively supported the development of the Level 6 Transport Planning Degree Apprenticeship which launched in September 2019.
The level 3 Transport Planning Apprenticeship is a gateway into the level 6.
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After successfully conducting remote test interviews for apprentice End Point Assessments (EPA), CIHT are pleased to announce that we have a functional remote EPA delivery method in place.
The next round of remote EPA interviews are scheduled in February 2021. Remote EPA interview guidance will be shared with eligible apprentices and their employers prior to their interview
CIHT is grateful to all the apprentices and their employers for their patience during this challenging time and we would also like to thank the EPA reviewers for making these interviews possible.
For Apprentices taking part
We recommend that apprentices due to take the EPA familiarise themselves with Microsoft Teams and practice how to share their screens with their line manager (or each other), which they will need to do when talking the interviewers through their presentations.
Apprentices should also use the time leading up to their EPA to review their plans, proposals and presentations.
All eligible apprentices will shortly be contacted to arrange interview dates, but please feel free to contact John Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any queries in the interim.
Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers
This document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of COVID-19. It outlines the changes that the Education and Skills Funding Agency is making to the apprenticeship programme during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the introduction of urgent government measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and a rapidly developing situation, these guidelines reflect arrangements applied at the current time. This guidance will be kept under active review and updated regularly with further developments.
Transport Planning Technician apprentices work for a wide range of employers from the public and private sector. The employers involved in the development of the Standard can be found here.
CIHT assesses Transport Planning Technician apprentices when they come to the end of their apprenticeship. Successful apprentices can register with the Engineering Council as Engineering Technicians (EngTech).
The Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship is a Level 3 (A-Level equivalent) apprenticeship.
The Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship Standard and Transport Planning Technician Assessment Plan set out the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of apprentices by the time they have finished the apprenticeship.
For a list of approved learning providers click here.
The Level 6 transport Planner Integrated Degree Apprenticeship equates to a BSc(Hons) degree in Transport Planning. Completing the Level 3 Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship is one of ways Apprentices can enter the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship. Because of this link and our close engagement with Apprentice Employers and Learning Providers, CIHT input into the development of the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship.
The Learning Provider for the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship is, Aston University.
For more information on the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship, please click here.
“I have been a Transport Planning Technician Apprentice and a member of CIHT for over three years. I completed and passed my Level 3 apprenticeship and have moved on to the Level 6 integrated degree apprenticeship. Looking back, I realise that CIHT has been such an important catalyst to my professional development and I have been encouraged by both CIHT and my employer to succeed. By offering networking opportunities, CPD events and award evenings, CIHT has given me an opportunity to meet some incredible like-minded people, who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences. I was even shortlisted for CIHT’s Apprentice of the Year Award and invited to present at their annual conference. I would encourage anybody to join CIHT in order to take advantage of the great benefits they offer.”
“I became a CIHT Apprentice Member in 2016, when I first joined the transportation industry on the level 3 Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship. Both this Apprenticeship and CIHT has lined me up for a successful career, boosted my confidence and given me the ability to become a future leader within a fast paced and ever changing sector. I was even shortlisted for the CIHT Apprentice of the Year Award. CIHT continues to provide me with continuous professional development opportunities to network with others within the industry, on a national and local basis, such as at the Young Professional Conference, seminars and social events.”