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 Transport Planning Technician apprenticeship from the outset and we will continue to work with government and other parts of the transportation sector to ensure we increase the pathways and routes for apprentices to enter and grow their careers within our profession.
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 Technician Apprenticeship (TPTA) is a gateway into the level 6.
CIHT is recognised by Ofqual to deliver the revised version of the level 3 Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship. All apprentices sitting their EPA in 2023 and beyond, will be assessed under the revised standard.
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The Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship is a level 3 (A-Level equivalent) apprenticeship available in England.
The Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship standard and assessment plan, set out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are expected of apprentices by the time they have finished the apprenticeship.
The learning provider for the Level 3 Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship is, Leeds College of Building
Transport Planning Technician apprentices work for a wide range of employers from the public and private sector.
Individual employers can set selection criteria for their apprentices, but many will be seeking candidates with an aptitude for handling data who have a desire to work in transport planning with a passion for helping develop creative solutions.
Transport Planning apprentice candidates will typically have at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C / 9-4 including Maths, English and Science or their equivalent.
All Transport Planning Technician apprentices are eligible for FREE apprentice membership of CIHT.
As the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the Transport Planning Technichian Apprenticeship, when apprentices come to the end of their apprenticeship, CIHT's assessors assess Transport Planning Technician apprentices against the apprenticeship standard. Successful apprentices can register with the Engineering Council as Engineering Technicians (EngTech) and register with CIHT as Associate Members (AMCIHT).
We provide updates, guidance, interview dates, policies and information relating to EPA for current Transport Planning Technician Apprentices.
“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.”
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 the ways Apprentices can enter the level 6 degree apprenticeship. Because of this link and our close engagement with apprentice employers and learning providers, CIHT supported the development of the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship.
For more information on the level 6 Degree Apprenticeship, please click here.
For more information on the level 3 apprenticeship, please contact CIHT’s Professional Development team on t: +44 (0)20 7336 1555 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The below apprentices were all Transport Planning apprentices and some were finalists for the CIHT National Apprentice of the Year competition. CIHT conducted Q&A interviews with each of the apprentices to see how they enjoyed their time as an apprentice and how CIHT helped them along their journey.
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