Chartered town planner

Chartered town planner

“A chartered town planner deals with official regulations, policy documents and masterplans for changing, improving, reusing or conserving buildings and sites”

A chartered town planner is a professional who works to achieve sustainable development. This means they shape the towns, cities or villages we live in by balancing the needs of people and businesses for homes, jobs, local facilities and open spaces, with impacts on the wider environment. As a chartered town planner, therefore, you’ll deal with official regulations, policy documents and masterplans for changing, improving, reusing or conserving buildings and sites, and advise your clients on how best to manage the development and use of land. Jobs are available across many sectors, including construction, the environment, housing, energy, transport, regeneration, coastal, heritage and conservation, and minerals and waste. As a chartered town planner, you must abide by the Royal Town Planning Institute Code of Professional Conduct and ethical standards because you’ll hold a position of responsibility and make decisions that impact on the built and natural environment and long-term wellbeing of communities.

Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Geography

Entry requirements: Level 3 qualifications such as A-levels, or a level 3 apprenticeship in a planning-related discipline

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £32,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk