First CIAT Accredited apprenticeship in England offered by London South Bank University

07 December 2023

CIAT is pleased to announce that London South Bank University (LSBU) is the first higher education institution in England to have its apprenticeship Programme Accredited. The University has been awarded Accredited status for its BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology (Design and Construction Management Apprenticeship).

An apprenticeship is a route into a profession which provides individuals the opportunity to combine working in a relevant field with studying for a formal qualification. Due to the vocational nature of the built environment and the Architectural Technology profession, apprenticeships are a way of gaining relevant work experience as well as the necessary underpinning knowledge to become a valued, competent professional.

Those enrolled on the Design and Construction Management Apprenticeship at LSBU will gain a BSc (Honours) Architectural Technology degree which is three years in length and contains a mixture of lectures, tutorials, and practical experiences.

Jennifer Hardi MCIAT, Programme Leader, says: "We are delighted to be the first educational establishment in England to gain CIAT Accreditation for our Architectural Technology apprenticeship Programme. This Apprenticeship allows learners to combine work with study which is a great way to put theory into practice immediately. It also allows them to acquire valuable skills and hands-on experience within the sector.

"The Programme aims to provide an education centred within the built environment that recognises the important role of various professions in the industry and to act as the link between design and construction teams as well as project stakeholders."

Apprentices are eligible for free CIAT student membership and on completion will be able to apply for Associate membership, ACIAT. They will also be entitled to exemptions against Educational Standards of the MCIAT Professional Assessment when progressing to become a Chartered Architectural Technologist, MCIAT.

London South Bank University's Programme can be viewed here.

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