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Planning Practice (PgCert)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Part time

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  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Allows students with a specialised Masters degree in planning to top up their planning knowledge and gain professional membership of the RTPI.

If you already have a specialised master’s degree, our part-time PGCert Planning Practice programme will provide you with the opportunity to ‘top up’ your planning skills and knowledge while satisfying the educational requirements for professional membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

You'll be taught alongside others taking a professional ‘conversion’ degree and receive bespoke support and guidance to help you manage your work and maximise your results. Engaging with both theory and practice during the programme, you'll have the opportunity to critically review and assess current planning policies and strategies before undertaking a practical project where you'll identify solutions to a substantive planning issue. This project is an excellent opportunity to apply your learning and deploy your skills in problem-definition and problem-solving; draw upon, and develop, knowledge of procedures and practice within a substantive planning topic; engage in appropriate reflection of values and ethics-related issues; and, appreciate the operational context within which the report will be delivered.

Throughout the programme, we also ensure there are opportunities to reflect and consider the kind of practitioner you are or will be, developing a robust understanding and appreciation of your core strengths and behaviours.

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Cardiff University

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    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

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