Subject Area: Technology
Level: CTEC Level 3 Diploma
Exam Board: OCR
You will need four GCSEs at grade C/4, which should include grade 4 English and Maths grade 3 or above.
What will I study?
The Design CTEC (Architecture and Interior) has been developed to focus on design in the built environment; architecture and interior design practice. Combining elements of architecture and interior design the course will enable you to develop a portfolio of work to showcase your creative skills in preparation for university. Units will enable you to develop skills in problem solving, working towards a client brief, creating ideas, CAD work, model making and communication.
Throughout the six units studied during the 2-year course you will create a range of ideas for different interior and architectural design briefs that will develop your communication skills through both hand and CAD based drawing techniques. You will also be required to create 3D scale models using a range of materials and techniques to give a realistic impression of the design proposals.
You will develop an understanding of the key trends and movements in architecture, investigating the work of others, making use of different styles and concepts to develop your own work. You will learn how to work with briefs set by a client, understanding their requirements along with site constraints to generate designs to meet their needs. Ideas will need to be presented to others to gain feedback that will help to develop and refine final solutions.
Assessment is 100% coursework based, where you will be required to submit a portfolio of work.
The qualification is equivalent to one A level.
The course provides those who wish to pursue a career in architecture, landscape architecture or interior design with the opportunity to develop their skills and build a portfolio suitable for progression to university.
Did you know?
Architecture was once an Olympic sport.