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Architect (degree)

Designing new buildings and redesigning existing buildings.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


7 (equivalent to master’s degree)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Candidates must have a part 1 architecture qualification approved by the Architects Registration Board.

What apprentices will learn
  • how to create detailed plans using computer-aided design software
  • structural and engineering principles
  • different construction methods
  • building laws and safety regulations
  • project delivery techniques
  • the history of architecture and how it influences the design of new buildings
  • planning policies and regulations
  • apprentices will take the level 7 postgraduate qualifications needed to become a registered architect in the UK
  • before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship will be eligible for chartered membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
De Montfort University 01162078875
Oxford Brookes University 01865 484944
Sheffield Hallam University
London South Bank University
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.