Architectural technicians specialise in the application of technology in architecture. An integral supporting role on the design team they provide professional, technical guidance and innovative solutions.
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options also improve with chartered status.
To become an architectural technician you can complete a HND or foundation degree in architectural technology or in another built environment subject. You could also study an Honours degree programme, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
In Scotland you could study for an approved Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) and qualify as an architectural technician.
Entry requirements for HNC and HND courses vary from 1 to 2 Highers plus subjects at Standard grade or National 5. Passes in English, maths and a science subject may be required.
To become a professionally qualified Architectural Technician you must complete the Architectural Technician Professional and Occupational Performance (POP) Record. The POP Record sets out the standards against which you must assess your own competence, with confirmation from a qualified professional, who will act as a Supervisor.
Professionally qualified Architectural Technicians can go on to become Chartered Architectural Technologists.
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