Architectural Technology Higher Technical Qualification Level 4


Course Details

Start Date: 19/09/2023

  • Code: PITMCC00029
  • Time: 09:00 - 15:45
  • Price: £5995.00
  • Location: Institute of Technology

Course Summary

Higher National qualifications in Architectural Technology for England include enhanced work-related curriculum that is designed to address an increasing need for high quality professional and technical education pathways, equipping students with the right skills and competencies for the workplace, or progression to further higher education study.

Delivery Model: Full time (2 days per week for 30 weeks, September - May)

The academic year is split into 2 semesters, for each semester 4 modules will be completed and assessed. The workload is fast paced engaging and ever evolving with modern construction methodologies. We use the latest technology delivered at the impressive Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology.

Occupational Profile: Pathways have been aligned to IfATE occupational standard - Construction Design and Build Technician.

The course aims to:

• Give students the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve high performance in the international construction environment.
• Develop students with enquiring minds, who have the abilities and confidence to work across different business functions and to lead, manage, respond to change, and tackle a range of complex construction situations
• Provide the core skills required for a range of careers in construction, specifically those related to management and operations
• Offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for
students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic ambitions
• Develop students’ understanding of the major impact that new digital technologies have on the construction environment
• Provide insight into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a global marketplace
• Equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse
organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values, and to allow flexible study to meet local and specialist needs.

Course Content

• Construction Design Project
• Construction Technology
• The Construction Environment
• Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
• Digital Applications for Construction Information
• Building Information Modelling
• Principles of Refurbishment
• Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling

Course Assessment

Coursework, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

Assessment takes the form of Module assignments carried out after the unit (or part of the unit if several assignments are used) has been delivered An assignment may take a variety of forms, including practical and written. It is a distinct activity completed independently by students.

Grading Scale: Pass/Merit/Distinction

Employer Benefits

The purpose of Pearson HTQ in Architectural Technology for England is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects.

Professional Body Recognition: Dudley College and the IOT have attained approval for learning and Teaching from the Chartered Institution of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).


Digital equipment including computers, software and cameras will be made available to you by the college, but a personal laptop can be useful for self study. Materials that you will need to purchase for your course will include; a pen, note paper and a calculator.


Level 4 HTQ in Architectural Technology for England


Equipping students with the right skills and competencies for the workplace, or progression to further higher education study:

• BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology
• BSc (Hons) Construction Technology
• BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology & Design.

University recognition and articulations: A range of higher education institutions around the world recognise and accept Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals as qualifications for entry to an undergraduate degree. Many universities allow advanced entry to the second or third year of a degree, and agreements can include credit transfer, articulation and case-by case admission. Students should be aware that university admission criteria are always subject to change and remain at the discretion of the institution. Students should take time to understand the course entry requirements for the subject, year and grade before applying. For more information on entry requirements, including 2+1 articulations, please visit:

Entry Requirements

Students who have recently been in education are likely to need:

• BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction
• GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English.
• Other related Level 3 qualifications
• An Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
• Relevant work experience, or
• An international equivalent to the above qualifications.

Can I get help with fees?

Funding may be available to support your learning as an adult (aged 19+) studying at Dudley College. Check out the Financial Support guidance for more information.

Start Date: 19/09/2023

  • Code: PITMCC00029
  • Time: 09:00 - 15:45
  • Price: £5995.00
  • Location: Institute of Technology
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