ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY HNC
SCQF Level 7
Built Environment

Course Overview
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Architectural Technology HNC is a two-year day release course (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses). This course is designed to teach you the essential skills necessary for the role of an architectural technician. You will attend Edinburgh College’s Granton campus one day per week over two academic years whilst employed within the construction industry.  


You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the built environment industry. The course will explore the technical side of design and give you an understanding of how buildings are born; from the early planning stages to its final construction. During this course, you will learn the full architectural process from sketching and computer-aided design to the use of specific industry materials and the latest in construction technologies. 

 

What You Will Learn
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  • Architectural Design 
  • Sketching and Drawing 
  • Architectural Procedures 
  • Building Services in Large Buildings 
  • Construction Materials and Specifications 
  • Construction Technology: Substructure 
  • 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 
  • Health and Safety in Construction 
  • Standard Forms of Construction Contract 

Entry Requirements
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  • You should be employed as a technician within a related discipline  
  • One Higher Level C or above, 
  • A pass at National 5 Mathematics or equivalent
  • If you are a mature applicant you will be considered on an individual basis 

English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • Continuous assessment throughout the course  
  • You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skills 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • HND in related architectural subjects  
  • Further studies of architecture as an undergraduate student at various universities 
  • Architectural Technology HND year one and year two is offered at Edinburgh College 

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • Architect 
  • Chartered architectural technologist 
  • Architectural or town planning technician 
Number Of Days Per Week
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  • 1 day per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Fee: £648 Granton part-time (year 2)
Fee: £785 Granton part-time (year 1)
Student Stories
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Edinburgh College Built Environment student Anita Bielatowicz is celebrating her first-year anniversary of working with planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, after initially joining the company for a five-day work-placement.  

“I am loving working for Barton Willmore” says Anita. “Although I probably have a much busier week than the typical third-year student, the ‘real life’ insights gained by working for a busy architectural consultancy is so different from what I am learning at university – and it also provides invaluable experience for future job prospects.” 

Read more of our student stories here.
Start Date and Time
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Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Group A - Granton Campus - Monday 31st August at 8:30 AM (2020)
  • Group A - Granton Campus - Monday 31st August at 8:30 AM (2020)
End Date
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Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
  • Friday 18/06/2021
Course Delivery
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