CIAT welcomes recognition for educational standards for architectural technology in Ireland

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is delighted that the Irish Government body responsible for award standards, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), has published their Architectural Technology Award Standards.

These new Standards, provide a framework for Architectural Technology Awards from Certificate to Masters Level (NFQ 6–NFQ 9) and is an important point of reference for the discipline of Architectural Technology.

A member of the QQI Expert Group, Professor Sam Allwinkle PPBIAT MCIAT said:

“I am convinced that the dialogue and rich discussions with CIAT in Ireland has helped formulate and shape the standards for Architectural Technology. From my experience, this should not be seen as radical change rather about recognition of the discipline and setting a common language, content and structure to articulate and endorse the existing standards and enhance the long history of Architectural Technology in Ireland. Finally this document together with the UK QAA Subject Benchmark Statement helps set the standards nationally and internationally.”

The Standards will provide the necessary underpinning knowledge and allow progression to Chartered Membership of CIAT. Those wishing to join CIAT and progress their membership to Chartered status must meet the Professional Standards Framework requirements for Chartered Membership which is based upon education, practice and experience as prescribed by CIAT, the international lead body in Architectural Technology.