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New Town Planning Technical Support Apprenticeship and Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Town Planning Technical Support

10 May 2013

Our new BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Town Planning Technical Support forms part of a new Advanced Apprenticeship developed with ConstructionSkills and employers. 

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The qualification is aimed at those working in town planning departments, in both public and private sector organisations, who have responsibility for providing technical support to the planning function – for example, dealing with technical queries, customer support and providing planning advice. For the first time it provides a career path to allow able, talented administrators to progress within planning departments, and distinguishes between administrative support and the specific technical expertise required for town planning support.

Together with an NVQ Diploma in Town Planning Technical Support, this forms part of the new Advanced Apprenticeship, although it can be taken as a stand-alone technical certificate.

You can find more details of the new Town Planning Technical Support qualification in our BTEC Specialist qualifications pages.

Building Control Technical Support Apprenticeship

In conjunction with the above Town Planning Apprenticeship, ConstructionSkills have also developed a new Advanced Apprenticeship in Building Control Technical Support.

The Advanced Apprenticeship includes the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment as the knowledge component, with a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Building Control Technical Support making up the competence requirement.

This new framework is intended for technicians who carry out assessment of building regulations on projects for compliance, inspecting site work. They support the work of a Building Control Surveyor and demonstrate the relevant skills and knowledge required to understand and apply building regulations.

Both Advanced Apprenticeship frameworks allow career progression for technical support workers involved in planning and building regulatory control. Successful learners may progress to higher level construction management, planning or surveying qualifications and job roles.


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