SCQF Level 7
Built Environment

Course Overview
This two-year day release programme of study is designed to teach you the essential skills necessary for the role of an architectural technician. You will attend college one day per week over two academic years while employed within the construction industry. 

The course will allow you to explore the technical side of design developing an understanding of how buildings work. You will also learn about the full architectural process from sketching and computer-aided design to materials specifications and construction technologies.
What You Will Learn
  • Architectural Design
  • Sketching and Drawing
  • Architectural Procedures
  • Building Services in Large Buildings
  • Construction Materials and Specifications
  • Construction Technology: Substructure
  • Construction Technology: Industrial/Commercial
  • Superstructure Design of Building Structures
  • Statutory Control of Buildings
  • Architectural Technology: Graded Unit 1 CAD 2D I
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Standard Forms of Construction Contract
Entry Requirements
  • Ideally, you should be employed as a technician within a related discipline
  • Two passes at Higher level (A-C) preferably Maths
  • If you’re a mature applicant you’ll be considered on an individual basis
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Continuous assessment throughout the course
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to an interview
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • HND or Degree course in a related subject
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Career Opportunities
  • Architect
  • Chartered architectural technologist
  • Architectural or town planning technician
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Monday 26/08/2019
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 12/06/2020
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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