Architectural Technology

West Lothian College


This course is intended for prospective students who are intent on a career in architecture, architectural design or as an architectural technician.

There is a strong emphasis on developing architecture related skills, appreciation of the design process and implementing design ideas. You will gain a technical understanding of how buildings are put together, how they function and the architect’s role throughout the process.

You will learn contemporary technical roles, currently required by the construction industry:

Architectural Design and Sketching; Architectural Procedures; Computer Aided Draughting 1 and 2; Building Services Introduction; Design Of Structures; Large Building Services; Industrial and Commercial Construction; Substructures; Domestic Construction; Construction Materials Testing and Specification; Standard Forms Of Contract; Statutory Control Of Buildings; Sustainability and Modern Methods Of Construction; Graded Unit Project.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers and relevant subjects at National 5 including a science or technological subject and preferably Maths. Or a relevant Foundation Apprenticeship, or relevant SVQ in construction, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview. Aptitude test.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree course.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Construction and Civil Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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