Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship

Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Transport Planning




Level 3 BTEC Diploma

Course Start:


Course Length:

2 - 3 years


North Street Campus

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Course overview

This Transport Planning Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.


Transport planning technicians provide technical support to professional transport planners in the preparation, assessment and implementation of policies, plans and projects to manage and improve local, regional, national and international transport systems, services and their connections with land.


Transport planning technicians solve problems like traffic jams and find innovative, sustainable solutions to transport needs.


Transport planners come from a wide variety of backgrounds including mathematics, engineering and social sciences and work both for public sector authorities and private sector companies.


What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work, IT skills, innovative thinking.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including English, maths and science.

All applicants will be required to pass an assessment and be aged 16 or over, already be employed or have secured a work placement.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the apprenticeship vacancy website.

If you are aged 16-18 and unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.

What would apprentices learn at College?

  • The policy, legal and regulatory context within which transport planners work
  • The collection and analysis of data, including new data obtained through transport and traffic fieldwork
  • Transport and traffic models, forecasting and the principal analytical methods and software packages in general use
  • The assessment of transport and traffic policies, plans and projects

Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available; depending on your final grade you could move onto an a higher education course including a HNC/HND, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university, or you could seek employment.

Information for employers

With the UK Government reforming the way apprenticeships are designed, funded and delivered, training for apprentices is now more rigorous and responsive to employers' needs. 


The employer brochure can be downloaded using the link below and has been created especially for companies looking to train existing or new employees on the apprenticeship programme. 

The brochure covers

- Assessment overview

- Delivery plan

- Accommodation & safeguarding

- Funding & Fees


Download: Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship Overview 

Download: Transport Planning Technician Apprenticeship Guide

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