Become a Transport Planner
Transport planning is a broad church. It plays a vital role in how and where we live, work and socialise. It influences land-use planning and the wider environmental agenda, including noise and air quality.
In our landscapes, transport planners are responsible for finding ways to improve and manage transport systems including roads, rail networks, pedestrian systems for walking or cycling and air travel.
“Right now, with new technology revolutionising the way we travel and a dozens of nationally significant projects taking place, there has never been a more exciting time to be a Transport Planner.”
– Joe Matthew, Transport Planner
How do I become a transport planner?
Route 1: Apprenticeships
You can apply to Curtins for an Apprenticeship which will offer you practical, work-based learning, recognised qualifications and a weekly training wage from the age of 16.
Route 2: University Degree
You could study at university in a related subject such as civil engineering or environmental science, followed by a postgraduate qualification in transport planning.
These degrees normally require an A-level or equivalent in maths, combined with other subjects depending on the discipline:
- Maths + Physics / Chemistry / Geography / Economics
- Design & Technology and Computer Science are also useful
You’ll also need five GCSEs grade C/4 or above including maths, English and science.
More information is available on the UCAS website.
KS2 & 3 Activity Sheets
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