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1 Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

2 Occupational Standards: The Missing Link? Colin Orr MCIAT VP Education Senior Lecturer, The University of Bolton

3 Professional body representing architectural technologists, MCIAT, and architectural technicians, TCIAT. Specialised body within construction industry Policy and philosophy of inclusion whilst maintaining highest possible academic and professional qualification standards.

4 Professional Qualifications Knowledge & Understanding Technical & professional experience & competence Performance CIAT experiential membership route (profiling) based upon demonstrable skills and abilities as an alternate to formal qualification (circa 1988) Encompasses knowledge and understanding as well as performance

5 NVQs & SVQs Knowledge & Understanding Performance Professional Qualifications Knowledge & Understanding Technical & professional experience & competence Performance Occupational Standards Performance Knowledge & Understanding CIAT contributed to S/NVQ 4 Architectural Technology (circa 1996) S/NVQ 4 Architectural Technology is accepted for Associate membership

6 Training Programmes Academic Qualifications Knowledge & Understanding Professional Qualifications Knowledge & Understanding Occupational Standards Knowledge & Understanding QAA Subject Benchmark Statement, Architectural Technology Demonstration of benchmark statement requirements required for accreditation

7 Training Programmes Academic Qualifications Knowledge & Understanding NVQs & SVQs Knowledge & Understanding Performance Professional Qualifications Knowledge & Understanding Technical & professional experience & competence Performance Occupational Standards Performance Knowledge & Understanding CIAT POP Records allow retention of philosophy and maintenance of standards

8 Academic Qualifications and training programmes NVQs & SVQs S/NVQ 4 Architectural Technology (circa 1996) Professional Qualifications QAA Subject Benchmark Statement, Architectural Technology (2000) CIAT profiling based upon competence (circa 1988) CIAT POP Records assess performance evidence and underpinning knowledge (2002) NVQs & SVQs

9 Next Steps… Membership Profile Review QAA Review S/NVQ Review

10 Contact Details Mr C C Orr, VP Education Dr E Brookfield, Education and Research Officer Dr K Koutsantoni, Education and Research Administrator


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