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Accreditation

CIAT Accreditation may apply to qualifications in Architectural Technology or related subjects that meet the CIAT criteria and QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology. CIAT will Accredit recognised qualifications at the level of a UK Honours degree programme or which equate to 240 ECTS on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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Accreditation Guidelines

Guidelines for the CIAT Accreditation process.

   
Architectural Technology Benchmark Statement

The QAA Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology.

  17/10/14
Guidance for Mapping QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology 2014    

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Accreditation fees

Advisory visit
When an educational establishment requests guidance from CIAT in setting up an Architectural Technology programme which results in a visit to the establishment, CIAT will be reimbursed for any expenses* incurred.

Accreditation in Principle
Documentation review = £750* plus expenses*

Interim visit
CIAT will be reimbursed for any expenses* incurred.

Accreditation
Documentation review and visit = £1000* plus expenses*

Advisory visit
CIAT will be reimbursed for any expenses* incurred.

Accreditation Review (visit over a one day period)
Documentation review and visit = £1000* plus expenses*

Conditional Review
Expenses* (i.e . when a university is deemed by an Accreditation Panel not to have met all requirements for Accreditation the Panel is at liberty to set conditions and insist on another visit after a set period of time to ensure that all conditions have been met).

Partnered Institutes
If a host educational establishment offers its CIAT Accredited Architectural Technology Honours degree level programme through another partnered institute and there is no variation in programme structure and content then only expenses* must be reimbursed to CIAT. If the programme varies in any way, a full submission must be made and normal fees apply. In both instances a visit must take place at Accreditation stage and Accreditation Review stage as standard.

*All figures are subject to VAT. Expenses include post, travel and accommodation expenses for visiting Accreditation Panel.

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