Valuable new relationship secured with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

Fri Aug 30 09:57:00 UTC 2019

We’re delighted to announce that the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has recently approved two Pearson Higher Education qualifications, providing additional progression pathways for our BTEC Higher National students.

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CIAT is a dynamic, forward-thinking and inclusive global membership-qualifying body for Architectural Technology with 10,000 members. It represents those practising and studying within the discipline who wish to be professionally recognised, and has approved the following qualifications at levels 4 and 5, for an initial period of five years, until May 2024:

  • BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction
  • BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment

CIAT Approval implies that the programme has been assessed in terms of content, structure and resources, and has met the Institute's requirements. If you aspire to become a professionally qualified Architectural Technician, studying an Approved programme will allow you certain exemptions in the Professional and Occupational Performance (POP) Record.

Speaking of the qualifications, CIAT praised the rigorous Quality Assurance procedures, employer and industry engagement, as well as the specialist core units on BIM. They also stated:

“Both qualifications are mapped against CIAT’s standards for Technician membership, TCIAT, as well as the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology.”

Pearson continues to bring employers and education together to address skills gaps and ensure that students are equipped for the world of work. This is, therefore, a great example of the work our Progression and Recognition team are doing to continue engagement within the industry and to gain more recognition from Professional Bodies and industry. 

You can read more about CIAT on the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists website.



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