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This degree apprenticeship is delivered via BSc (Hons) Architectural Design Technology (accredited by the Chartered Institute for Architectural Technology) and takes a hands-on approach to architectural design, and apprentices will work on real-life design projects.

There is a strong focus on technical studies as well as computer software for CAD, and building design and energy performance simulations (Micro Station, AutoCAD, Revit, BIM, and Design Builder). We have world-class workshops, including provision for digital and robotic manufacture.

Our Architectural Design Technology course provides a comprehensive understanding of architecture as well as building engineering, building technology and construction management.

The construction management elements of the course incorporate a technical focus. This allows apprentices to carry out management roles within multidisciplinary consultancies and practices.

Occupation profile

Occupation Profile from the Degree Apprenticeship Standard

  • Develops design proposals which meet the requirements of the client's brief.
  • Contributes to the management of the design process for complex construction projects.
  • Manages the design information and translate it to construction teams on site.
  • Ensures that safety has been taken into account in all designs and that  health and safety regulations have been adhered to.
  • Ensures that the project is completed to the specification outlined in the design, within the stated parameters.
  • Manages the adherence to statutory consents.
  • Ensures that the site has minimal impact on the environment and the local community and that sustainability objectives are realised.
  • Manages interfaces between the various stakeholders associated with the design process.
  • Manages the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process for the project.
  • Oversees contract administration and compliance for the project.
  • Assists in the management of project handover and completion.
  • Seeks feedback from stakeholders and implement best practice in future projects.


This four-year apprenticeship involves one full day a week for 24 weeks per academic year. 

Entry requirements: Potential apprentices will need to be employed in the field of study and be over 18 years of age. They must have a HNC or equivalent in construction, as well as GCSE English and mathematics at A-C or grade 4 and above.

Fees per apprentice for whole duration (paid on a monthly basis and is an estimate):

Levy employer: £27,000 - an estimated £562 per month from company levy.

Non-levy employer: £2700 - an estimated £675 per year.

The apprentice will not be required to pay any fees.

Progression: On completion, full time employment and additional continuing professional development as required.

Jake McMahon talks about being an apprentice at UEL

Jake is a degree apprentice at UEL who is undertaking a digital technology solutions degree.

How to get involved

We are flexible and responsive in our approach to delivering degree apprenticeships. We discuss the most suited delivery strategy with you to ensure it meets your business requirements, as well as the requirements of your apprentices. 

Our usual offer is an intensive, day-release block mode scheme. However, we would also consider concentrated teaching blocks over multiple days subject to numbers, and in cases where geographical limitations make this necessary.

If you are an employer with a distinct cohort, we offer to customise the delivery mode to suit your individual needs. We are interested to hear from employers and providers who would like to join one of our Trailblazer groups, which initially design and develop apprenticeships. Please get in touch if you:

  • would like to become an employer partner of UEL and let us help you find the right apprentices for you;
  • are interested in any of the apprenticeship degree courses we are currently running or the new ones we are developing;
  • would like to explore creating new apprenticeships and join a Trailblazer group with us.

Contact Us


+44(0)20 8223 2337

University of East London 
Academic Partnerships Office
Docklands Campus, University Way
London E16 2RD

The information on this webpage reflects the course details as they are at the time of publication and is subject to change. The information is included as a guide to course content only.