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Town Planning Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Chichester College

Course description

This apprenticeship is for those who wish to follow a career in town planning; it allows you to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for your immediate job and future career.

Course content

The course is two years long and you will undertake a range of projects that aim to develop the fundamental skills necessary for working in planning. You will study two qualifications, Btec level 3 Diploma in Town Planning technical Support + ABBE level 3 NVQ in Town Planning Technical Support, plus the necessary maths and English. The Btec diploma is one day a week in college, and in the first year of the programme you will extend your knowledge of CAD, the built environment, sustainable development, permitted development/ building regulation along with town planning policies and framework. Then into the second year you will study health & safety, employment and business communication and topographical surveying.

The NVQ Diploma is taught in the workplace, and assessed by the college’s nominated assessor. This qualification has five pathways, of which there are mandatory and optional units to complete. Your workplace mentor and college assessor are there to guide you. For the NVQ part of the qualification, the college’s assessor will visit you in the work place at regular intervals.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A* to C or a relevant BTEC level 2 diploma at merit level or equivalent qualifications. Qualifications must include English language and math’s GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills level 2.



Assessment is via practical coursework and project submissions that are continuously reviewed and monitored by course lecturers and an internal verification team. You will be provided with continuous formal and informal developmental feedback, providing guidance on how to complete & pass the course.

Financial information

For details of any other costs associated with this course please
refer to the Chichester College website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle