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Architects will take responsibility for designing a building project from the concept stage through to completion. On larger jobs a team of architects may work together to achieve this.

Training and architecture courses

To practise as an architect in the UK you must be accepted onto the UK Register of Architects, run by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). You need to complete around seven years of education and training to be eligible for the register and start your career in Architecture.

The most direct way to become an architect is by taking ARB approved (prescribed) qualifications, which involves three stages of training plus practical work experience.

  • Part 1 – A degree in architecture involves completing an approved degree in architecture (the ARB hold a list of institutions). The minimum entry requirements for an architecture degree are usually five GCSEs (A-C)/S grades (1-3) including maths, English and a science subject, plus three A levels/H grades.
  • Part 2 – diploma or second degree.
  • Part 3 – Professional Practice Examinations. When you have completed each stage of training you can join RIBA (as a Chartered Architect), join the UK Register of Architects and practise independently as an architect. As a qualified architect it is important for you to keep up-to-date with developments in the field by taking short courses, for example, which may be run by your employer or externally by organisations such as RIBA.

Architectural Technician

Professionally qualified Architectural Technicians are specialists in the application of technology to architecture, building design and construction. Technician members of CIAT, TCIAT, are an integral part of an architectural design service, working alongside fellow Architectural Technicians in support of Chartered Architectural Technologists, architects, engineers, surveyors and other professionals within the construction industry. Whilst Technician members of CIAT,TCIAT, cannot practise on their own account, they are an integral part of the architectural design process.

Architectural Technologist

Chartered Architectural Technologists negotiate the construction project and manage the process from conception through to completion.Chartered Members of CIAT, MCIAT, may practise on their own account or with fellow Chartered Architectural Technologists, archi

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