This is a varied course that provides a valuable insight into the diverse technical aspects which are fundamental to the architectural profession. It is a mainly theory-based course which includes the important knowledge and skills for successful employment, studied in the context of both practical and theoretical classes.

  • Hand skills
  • Visual perception 
  • Environmental awareness
  • Understanding Sustainability 
  • One year full-time
  • Two years part-time (day release)

This is a mainly theory-based course which includes the important knowledge and skills for successful employment. These are studied in the context of both practical and theoretical classes, including the following:

  • Computer aided design (REVIT/AutoCAD)
  • Building information modelling (BIM) processes
  • Construction technology
  • Construction materials
  • Building science
  • Design and sketching
  • Architectural procedures
  • Building services
  • Sustainability in construction
  • Maths
  • Fire safety
  • Health and safety
  • Construction contracts

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in a relevant subject (English, Graphic Communications, any science subject, Maths, Geography) plus three National 5s at Grade C or above which must include Maths.
  • National Certificate: Built Environment (with additional Maths for Construction Technicians unit).
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Civil Engineering SCQF Level 6.
  • Another relevant course at SCQF Level 6.
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • HND: Architectural Technology SCQF Level 8.
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information.
  • Architectural technician/technologist via the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists’ Professional and Occupational Performance Record (known as a CIAT POP Record).
  • Building standards technician.
  • Revit/computer aided design (CAD) technician within the construction industry.
  • Technical trainee with private, local authority, government, military, or academic employers in the industry.

General stationary including:

  • Calculator.
  • Scaled ruler.
  • Drawing board – approx. £30.
  • Sketch pad – approx. £5.
  • Rotring pen set – approx. £10.
  • Set squares, sketching pencils – approx. £4.

You will be advised on the appropriate types to purchase once enrolled on the course.

  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.
  • Proof of qualifications must be brought to this, as well as suitable portfolios of work/thematic presentation to evidence your suitability against course content.