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Higher Certificate in Architectural Practice

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

MIN. 1 YEARS

Minimum Credits:

120

NQF Level:

5

SAQA:

119485

MODE:

Contact Learning

CAMPUS:

Bellville (Cape Town)

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

Are you passionate about the environment, interested in solving problems creatively, and eager to make a positive difference? If so, the Higher Certificate in Architectural Practice may be for you. Whether you are seeking to enter the industry and contribute to an architectural practice or continue your studies, this programme can assist you in your pursuits. The modules covered in this qualification will prepare you to produce basic design and contract documentation required of a Draughtsperson in an office, preparing you for the world of work after graduation. Throughout your studies, you will create a portfolio of work that can be used to secure employment or further your studies in the field of Architecture.

Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SPATIAL DESIGN ARE:
  • Senior Certificate (SC); or

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC); or

  • National Senior Certificate

  • Vocational Level 4 (NC(V)),

with a minimum of 40% in English Home Language or First Additional Language.

Applicants are required to each submit a short digital presentation** that contains a brief personal introduction, to explain what they expect to gain from the programme. This digital presentation aims to gauge their communication ability (including the ease with which they engage with digital media), their awareness of the profession, and their motivation to enter the architectural profession.


** Find the Digital Presentation Brief HERE

 

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • Architectural Studio
  • Creativity for Architectural Practice
  • Introduction to Spatial and Architectural Design Principles
  • Introduction to Sustainable Construction
  • Literacies for Architectural Practice
  • Professional Development for Architectural Practice

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:
  • Architectural Draughtsperson¬†
  • Spatial Design Draughtsperson
  • Interior Draughtsperson
  • Junior Architectural Designer
  • Junior Architectural Visualiser

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