Architectural Technology and Design Management
The Level 6 Architectural Technology and Design Management Degree Apprenticeship is suitable for people with relevant qualifications who are new to the construction industry, or existing employees who want to learn new skills and get advanced qualifications.
It prepares apprentices for professional careers in construction by providing the technical knowledge, initiative and interpersonal skills the industry demands.
The course delivers against the nationally recognised Design and Construction Management Degree Apprenticeship standard, offering an alternative to graduate recruitment and the opportunity to grow your own talent.
It includes work-based learning modules and practical application, leading to a BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Architectural Technology and Design Management. Sheffield Hallam is one of four Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology Centres of Excellence in the world.
Students will learn how to design and adapt buildings using environmentally considered, professionally presented ideas. They will develop their BIM and management skills, and apply these in a commercial setting.
Key industry drivers
- The construction industry has high employment projections and is expected to see substantial growth in the next few years. Forecasts for new job opportunities range from 500,000 to 700,000 by 2024.
- The current lack of skilled industry professionals is a point of concern for future growth (Letsbuild.com).
- Construction job openings are predicted to reach more than 42,000 in Yorkshire and the Humber by 2022 (Emsi, 2016).
Benefits to your business
- Get work-ready, graduate-calibre employees who understand your business and bring fresh ideas and perspectives.
- Attract and retain the best talent while supporting the youth employment agenda.
- Generate a return on your investment by developing your employees and bringing cutting-edge skills to your organisation.
Course length and entry requirements
The apprenticeship is delivered over three years.
Participants attend the University on day release throughout the course. The programme takes a work-based blended learning approach, with modules delivered through a combination of lectures, class-based seminars, practical work and site visits. Further learning opportunities include guest lectures and live projects.
Eligible candidates will meet the following entry requirements:
- GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4, or above – plus one of the following:
- successful completion of one the following Level 4 Apprenticeship Standards from an academic institution or registered training provider:
- Building Services Engineering Technician
- Construction Design and Build Technician
- Construction Quantity Surveying Technician
- Construction Site Engineering Technician
- Construction Site Supervisor
- Facilities Manager
- an equivalent Cert HE or HNC/D or equivalent qualification in a construction-related subject
Other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience are considered individually.
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