Transport Planning Apprenticeship

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.


Who can be a Transport Planning Technician apprentice?

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.

Become an Apprentice Member

Find out more about CIHT's Apprentice Membership grade here or get in contact with our Membership Team: e: t: +44 (0)20 7336 1571


How is CIHT involved with the Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship?

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).


What is the Level 3 Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship?

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.

The Learning Providers for the Level 3 Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship are, Leeds College of Building and Vision West Nottingham College

For a list of approved learning providers click here.


What is the Level 6 Transport Planning Integrated Degree Apprenticeship?

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.”

Joel Shevlin EngTech, MCIHT

“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.”

Georgia Woloszczak EngTech, MCIHT


Next Steps

Become a CIHT Apprentice Member

Find out more about End Point Assessment


How do I find out more about this apprenticeship?

Contact CIHT’s Education team by t: +44 (0)20 7336 1571 or e:

Got a question? 020 7336 1571