Ulster University and CIAT develop short online course for professional career development

Architectural Technology Professional Career Development is designed to provide an understanding of CIAT’s professional qualification pathway for prospective Chartered Architectural Technologists.

Ulster University, in conjunction with CIAT, has developed a short online course entitled Architectural Technology Professional Career Development, which is designed to provide an understanding of CIAT's professional qualification pathway for prospective Chartered Architectural Technologists. This includes developing an appreciation of the process and undertaking a critical appraisal of individual knowledge, experience, skills and competency benchmarked against the MCIAT Professional Standards Framework. The content will focus on the following areas:

  • The MCIAT Professional Assessment – The route to qualifying as a Chartered Architectural Technologist
  • Stage 2 – Practice Standards – Written holistic submission with supporting evidence
  • Stage 3 – Professional Standards – Professional Assessment Interview
  • Developing communication skills

The first delivery of the course will be run as part of a pilot study with CIAT and Northern Ireland Region 15 and will be fully funded by CIAT with 15 places on offer. Places will be assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to meeting the entry requirements below) and future sessions may be scheduled depending on demand.

Entry requirements

  • Candidates should have attained a CIAT Accredited Honours and/or Masters qualification.
  • Candidates should have at least two years post-graduate professional experience in a role aligned to Architectural Technology.
  • Within a set timeframe as outlined below, candidates will commit to submitting a sample MCIAT Professional Assessment application with supporting evidence. This is a crucial requirement from the course as you will be assigned a Chartered Architectural Technologist as a mentor to review and feedback on your submission.

The course will be delivered online with a proposed start date of 25 January 2021 and will be delivered in the evening (time to be confirmed). It has been designed over four sessions, running on three consecutive weeks (25 January, 1 February and 8 February), with the final session being held on 1 March, giving you two weeks in between session 3 and four to develop and submit your assessment task prior to receiving feedback.

To book a place, please visit the Ulster University online store here.

*This course is intended to prepare you for progression to Chartered Membership of CIAT. On submission of your MCIAT Professional Assessment to the Institute, your suitability for Chartered Architectural Technologist, MCIAT status, will be determined through its formal assessment process. It is important to note that this course is delivered independent of the official CIAT qualification process.

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