The Chartered Town Planner Masters Apprenticeship has one entry point in September of each academic year and is expected to take 60 months to complete. Apprentices will attend a range of university sessions delivered in the evening, through block release and online.
With support from the employer, apprentices are required to spend 20% of paid working hours on studies and be able to evidence this. This is a statutory requirement for apprenticeships and the funding is conditional on this being met. Off the job learning includes activities which have not previously been a part of the role or furthers apprentices development into new areas.
- Higher Second Class degree in appropriate subject, or an equivalent qualification
- A-Level or other cognate qualifications such as Level 3 apprenticeship, and relevant experience. Such candidates will be required to demonstrate during the admissions process abilities corresponding to those of honours degree level by submitting evidence of prior learning.
Benefits and prospects
The Chartered Town Planning Masters Apprenticeship is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The University of Brighton engages directly with the RTPI, RICS, the Town and Country Planning Association, Royal Geographic Society, local authorities and the UK government to guide its teaching.
Specialist focus on sustainable development, economic develop, coastal regeneration and climate change
Prospects upon completion may include:
- Planning Officer
- Town Planner
- Development Management Planner
- Planning Consultant
Fees and funding
As an apprentice the cost of fees is covered by the employer through either their digital apprenticeship service account, co investment of levy transfer.
Higher and degree level apprentices are not eligible for any element of student finance. This is because they receive a salary instead of the student loan package. However, if you are experiencing any financial difficulties, please contact the Student Advice Service on 01273 642 888.
Apprentices studying at Higher and degree level may be able to access funding in relation to additional support but this is available through the university and not Disabled Students Allowance. Apprentices may also be able to apply for Access to Work funding for work-based equipment and software. Please contact the Disability and Dyslexia team on 01273 643 799.
Living costs and benefits
Higher and degree level apprentice must fulfil the standard eligibility criteria in order to apply for means tested benefits such as Universal Credit, Child Tax Credit and Housing Benefit. If you have any questions about entitlement to benefits, please contact the Student Advice Service on 01273 643 888.
Higher and degree level apprentices who are undertaking a full-time mode of study can be treated as being exempt from paying Council Tax. Although some programmes require study on a day-release arrangement, this can still be classed as full-time study. You will need to obtain a letter from the Student Information Desk at any campus and send this to your Council Tax department when you enrol on the programme.
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