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Architectural Technician

Architectural Technician

Become an Architectural Technician

Architectural Technicians help prepare drawings, compile technical information such as surveys, and help put together proposals and contracts. Working in this role, you will be an integral supporting part of the design team.

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Negotiating
  • Numeracy
  • IT skills
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail

There are a number of ways you can become an architectural technician, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Built Environment Design.

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Architectural Technology or Construction and the Built Environment.

With experience you could work towards Technician (TCIAT) membership of CIAT.


Average salaries are in the region of £25,000 to £30,000.

Senior Architectural Technicians can earn in the region of £30,000 to £45,000.

Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.