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Overview

Level 3 Architecture 

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to study architecture at university or has an interest in the built environment. How we design the spaces around has changed dramatically in recent years given the need for sustainable design, their environmental impact but also more recent concerns of how to build for a post-pandemic world.

You may also be interested in this course if you enjoy design or want to find a semi practical subject which contains study skills such as academic writing in preparation for university.

Previous students have undertaken work placement. These are in conjunction with the Employability Team.

Course Content

A Level – 2 units over 2 years

You will learn about analysis, context, demographics, 2D and 3D design processes and take part in trips. A teacher-led phase informs you of the study skills and practical skills needed, followed by a student-led phase to learn about project management.

Coursework Unit
Whereby you would learn how to use, for example, CAD (Computer-Aided Design), how to analyse, learn 3D modelling techniques such as using the laser cutter, mould making, Photoshop, 2D Design software, practical workshop skills and how to develop a project.

Exam Unit
This is simply where you apply many of the skills you learn during the coursework unit.

Requirements

This course can be offered as an A-Level option or a full-time level 3 programme.

A-Level Option: 5 GCSEs grade 5+, including maths and English.

Level 3 Option: 4 GCSEs grade 4+

Previous study of a creative course at GCSE level is desirable, but not essential.

Careers

  • Higher education
  • Architect / architect’s assistant
  • Interior design
  • Interior architecture
  • Environmental architecture
  • Surveying
  • Construction management
  • Architectural technologist
  • Project management
  • Structural engineering
  • Town planning
  • Urban planning
  • Visualisation and Model making