This course will have a lasting impact. Not only have I gained considerably from the experience, but the notes and assignments will provide a lasting reference for the entire enforcement team at Arun, enabling us all to perform better. Rosemarie Dannatt, Arun District Council
As a means of establishing a greater understanding of the planning enforcement function and its legislative foundation, what the function is intended to achieve, and how to use the tools available to their full potential, I cannot recommend this course more highly. Alan Barrett, South Derbyshire District Council
This is such a useful course. I feel much more confident in my decision making in this sometimes complicated area of planning. It's served to demistify some of the more complex elements. Kirstie May, West Sussex County Council
These modules should be compulsory to Enforcement Officers - how else would you learn the correct way? Debra Bell, South Cambridgeshire District Council
I cannot see how an Enforcement Officer can carry out their duties without the benefit of TRA's modules. Ron Goodyer, Stratford-on-Avon District Council
In my view, one of the things that makes these courses so successful is the flexibility of the tutor, the participation from attendees and the mixture of teaching methods. The tutorial sessions are really good and useful and good contacts are made with colleagues from other authorities. Plus, Madingley - what a setting? Sarah Iles, East Sussex County Council
The TRA enforcement course is a route to teach enforcement officers how much they can achieve. The detail in which it is taught and the methods of teaching are second to none. It's hard but if you put the work in, you will get so much more than you expected. Sean Baldock, Guildford Borough Council
I have found these modules totally invaluable and I feel extremely fortunate to have attended them. Jane Devine, London Borough of Greenwich
The TRA modules provide the best enforcement training there is. They have considerably added to my knowledge and confidence to do the job. It is the training that every monitoring and enforcement officer needs to effectively do their job. Caroline Thomas, Eastleigh Borough Council
I have learnt more from TRA courses than any 'MA' in Town Planning will ever deliver - focussed, factual and relevant to the day to day job. Matthew Farmer, Shropshire Council
I would strongly recommend these modules to any planning enforcement officer. Clive Watts, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Attending the Tutorials is very useful. However, the assignments make you think more about how the module fits in with your authority, thereby improving your understanding. Michelle Hoyles, North Kesteven District Council
Having worked in enforcement for over 4 years, I went with a certain knowledge to the course. However, I was surprised how much I did not know! The information was relevant and the presentation easily understood. I entered the course with a little trepidation but left feeling encouraged and better informed. Justine Warner, Melton Borough Council
I would recommend attendance of this course to all enforcement officers, no matter how long they've been practising. From the basics of enforcement through to the complexities of material change of use I've learnt and re-learnt so much; I didn't realise how much I didn't know or had forgotten. Andrew Dudley, Melton Borough Council
Madingley is a great place to learn, it has such a relaxing atmosphere that I feel contributed enormously to being able to learn and understand the complex planning system. All modules are extremely valuable. Ryan Dodd, East Lindsey District Council
This was my final module and whilst there has been a lot of work and learning to take on, I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. I really feel I have learnt to understand the often complicated job of Planning Enforcement. Thank you. Sarah Garbutt, East Lindsey District Council
These modules are exceptionally informative and practical. They have given me a greater confidence in carrying out my role as I feel that I now have a much improved understanding of the enforcement process. Kerry Mee, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Certificated Course in Planning Enforcement
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at:
unqualified staff working in planning enforcement (especially Enforcement Officers) who want to gain a systematic framework for their jobs and obtain a qualification in their particular field
qualified staff who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in enforcement as part of their professional development
planning staff who are new to the enforcement field and wish to complement their experience with systematic and certificated training.
Key features of the course
Key features which ensure the relevance of this course are:
it is prepared and presented by planning practitioners with extensive experience of enforcement
it involves a combination of distance learning and "classroom" elements
it involves project work based in the partipant's own workplace
it is assessed, moderated and certificated.
Comments from previous students
So far 206 students have successfully completed the enforcement programme(in its existing format) and been awarded the Certificate in Planning Enforcement. Read some of their comments to see how the course has helped them.
For further information
If you would like more information about the programme or if you would like to reserve a place please contact Karen Parkes - 01204 385678.