Pearson BTEC HNC in Architectural Technology

Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Architectural technology are to give students skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve high performance in construction environment. Provide core skills required for a range of careers in construction, provide insight into international business operations, equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, diversity & values.

Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 11112
Campus: Bangor, Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Construction Studies
Course Structure

This Pearson BTEC Architectural Technology is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress.

The qualification is intended to meet the educational base for registration as a technician. It supports learners who want to progress directly to employment in roles in architectural technology as technicians. This 2 year course is designed to reflect the working methods of the architectural industry. 

Below are a list of the units covered in this programme.  Mandatory Units include: Construction Design Project, construction environment, construction technology, legal & statutory requirements in construction, digital applications for construction information, building information modelling Plus a further 2 optional units e.g. Science & Materials, Principles of Alternative Energy.

Please note, course fees are payable in each year of study.

In developing the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Architectural Technology, we have worked closely with the following:

  • Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
  • Chartered Institution of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  • Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
  • Institute of Higher Engineers (IHE)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (iStructE)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. By aligning to professional body competency standards, content and assessment supports students to develop as professional practitioners for the future. This adds value for students by offering them access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Contact Hours per week

Full time 15 hours per week & Part time 7.5 hours per week to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.  Also may require online completion of modules



General Entry Requirements:

GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy

GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy

UCAS:  A minimum of 48 UCAS points including: Two A Levels at A2 OR  Level 3 National Diploma 

Access Diploma: Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 50%+

English Language Requirements for International students: Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills) PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include: Grade C (or above) in GCSE English Successful completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2) ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students: SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions Successful completion of the admissions process

APEL Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section.

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include tests, coursework, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.  

Successful completion of this course will enable you to apply to a variety of jobs within the Architectural Technology industry such as a Architectural Technician or Technologist

This programme will provide you with the skills to enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in your own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in technology practices and the information technology environment. Industry related projects will help develop skills like teamwork, planning, problem solving and communication, all of which you may need in the work place. Courses are well recognised by employers and they will see that you have the technical skills and knowledge to perform related roles within their business. 


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