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Transport Planning Technician

Transport Planning Technician

On a transport planning technician apprenticeship course, you’ll provide technical support to transport planners to help manage and improve transport services and systems.

Transport planning technicians work with transportation planners to develop, assess, and implement policies, plans, and projects to manage and improve local, regional, national, and international transportation systems, services, and their links with land use planning to support economic growth protect the environment, and promote social cohesion.

During your apprenticeship, you will develop a wide variety of skills, but you will likely specialise in one area. For example, contributing to the planning and design of transportation and traffic policies, plans, schemes, and systems; collecting, creating, and presenting data, written material, and analyses to aid policy, strategy, and project development.

What you’ll learn

On a transport planning technician apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply transportation planning principles and methodologies to transportation planning solutions, integrating analytical, scientific, and technical expertise.
  • Use national, regional, and local policies, transportation, or planning regulations to contribute to or analyse transportation planning solutions or improve transportation systems and services.
  • Use data collection, analysis, and evaluation ideas, techniques, and methodologies to help plan, design, implement, or assess transportation planning solutions.
  • Plan and carry out data collection, analysis, and evaluation, and report the findings using appropriate terminology.
  • Support and contribute to the creation of transportation planning solutions that take economic, security, cultural, and social well-being, as well as the environment, into consideration.
  • Plan, carry out, and manage personal work while keeping others in mind, such as client, customer, or end-user expectations, and working within a budget.
  • Implement health and safety regulations and procedures in the transportation planning environment using risk assessment methodologies, processes, and documentation.
  • Use appropriate communication tactics for the audience, using the correct terminology, standards, and facts.
  • Apply notions of sustainability and ethics to transportation and travel planning.
  • Plan, conduct, record, and evaluate their professional competence, regularly improving their CPD to improve performance.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. An aptitude and desire to work in transport planning and a passion for helping develop a creative solution.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of two distinct assessment methods: 

  • Technical project with report and presentation (technical project)
  • Professional discussion (underpinned by a portfolio)

Duration and level

  • Duration: 36 months
  • Level: 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 3 Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 2, 2022

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