Building technicians are involved in the construction of buildings and building works.
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
You can also apply for a Modern Apprenticeship. You may need subjects at Standard Grade or National 5 including English, maths and science or technological subjects.
In England and Wales there are no formal qualifications needed to become a building technician, though it is generally advised to complete a GCSE in mathematics and English at a grade C or above or their Welsh equivalent, the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Some building technicians will complete a HND in a construction-related field, while others may complete a construction apprenticeship.
In Scotland some building technicians will opt for the part-time study route where they will "earn while they learn" to gain a HNC/HND. Entry for this route will require A-levels or Scottish Highers and will need to be supported by a construction employer.
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