Architects create designs for construction projects. They use computer-aided drawing systems to create concepts and oversee the building process from start to finish. If you are passionate about art, drawing and design, a career as an Architect could be for you.

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Average Salary

£33,000 - £52,000

Work Location

What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Designing buildings and structures
  • Taking the environment into account in designs
  • Creating detailed drawings and plans of their designs
  • Choosing the best materials for a building or structure
  • Overseeing construction


  • Attention to detail
  • Creativity
  • Maths skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Project management


  • STEM subjects at GCSE grades A*-C
  • A-Levels in relevant design and maths subjects
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related subject
  • Level 4 NVQ or equivalent T Level in Architecture or related subject
  • Level 6 Diploma or equivalent Degree Apprenticeship in Architecture or related subject

Example Qualifications

  • Level 6 Award
  • Level 6 Certificate
  • Level 6 Diploma
  • Degree Apprenticeship
  • Level 4 NVQ


  • East Anglia: £48,428
  • East Midlands: £48,406
  • London: £40,347
  • North East: £48,327
  • North West: £48,671
  • Scotland: £36,027
  • South East: £52,441
  • South West: £43,487
  • Wales: £33,179
  • West Midlands: £46,317
  • Yorkshire The Humber £46,839

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