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Planning Practice

property management cpd
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 2 February 2021
  • Course duration: Tuesday mornings term-time only (typically 9 am - 12 noon) for twelve weeks, plus coursework

This course will provide you with an introduction to planning practice, in particular spatial planning, planning legislation and development management.

The aim is to provide you with a sound, critical knowledge of the planning system, enabling you to apply this knowledge to your job as a planning or development surveyor.


By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • examine planning policy and evaluate its effectiveness in delivering development
  • evaluate the role of the planning process
  • assess current planning policy
  • evaluate the multi-disciplinary nature of planning and development practice
  • appraise information from multiple sources
  • identify and critically evaluate national, regional and local planning policy, and determine its relevance.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a postgraduate award.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

This course will include:

  • development plans
  • planning applications and the appeal process
  • how to provide advice to clients about the planning process
  • the role of local government, central government and agencies
  • the relationship between sustainable development, climate change and the planner.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials.

Entry requirements

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a subject unrelated or partially related to real estate or construction.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a subject unrelated or partially related to real estate or construction.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then your form to be considered by the academic team: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then your form to be considered by the academic team: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £925

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £925.

Payment is due before the course starts.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418