Architectural technicians specialise in the application of technology in architecture.
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.
In Scotland you could study for an approved Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) and qualify as an architectural technician. Check that the course programme has CIAT approval.
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.
Holders of appropriate degrees, HND or HNC qualifications can go on to become fully qualified Chartered Architectural Technologists. Other trainees may first qualify as an architectural technician as part of their progress to full chartered status.
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