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Archaeological Specialist

Planning, undertaking and leading archaeological research and investigations.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


7 (equivalent to master’s degree)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by the employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • archaeological research
  • academic research
  • collecting and recording artefacts
  • report writing
  • presentation skills

A or MSc degree in an archaeology or archaeological science subject.

Professional registration

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

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