Architecture apprenticeships can be another way to become an architect. They combine practical experience in an architectural practice with academic training from a university. A minimum of 20% of an apprentice's contracted hours must be spent undertaking this formal, off the job training.
There are two architecture degree apprenticeships routes in the UK:
- Level 6 Architectural Assistant, including Part 1 qualification
- Level 7 Architect, including Part 2 and Part 3 qualifications
Both these degree apprenticeships are approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
As the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), we also validate apprenticeship courses at several UK universities.
Whether you would like to become an architecture apprentice, if you’re from a chartered practice interested in employing apprentices, or are a university who would like to become a RIBA validated apprenticeship training provider, we can support you. Find out more below.