Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) in Architectural Technology

in Modern Methods of Construction

Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) in Architectural Technology


2 days per week for 30 weeks (Tuesday & Wednesday)


Please see Student Finance page for further details.

Delivery Location

IoT Dudley

Delivery Partners
Dudley College

Delivery Model

Part Time/day release (2 days per week for 30 weeks)

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
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
  • Relevant work experience, or
  • an international equivalent to the above qualifications.
Occupational Profile

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.

Pathways have been aligned to IfATE occupational standard – Construction, Design and Built Technician.

What modules will I study?

  • Unit 1: Construction Design Project (Pearson-set)
  • Unit 2: Construction Technology
  • Unit 4: The Construction Environment
  • Unit 5: Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
  • Unit 6: Digital Applications for Construction Information
  • Unit 13: Building Information Modelling
  • Unit 14: Principles of Refurbishment
  • Unit 26: Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
Training and Development Summary

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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Professional Recognition and Career Progression

Dudley College and the IOT have attained approval for learning and Teaching from:

  • Chartered Institution of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
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