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Architectural recognition


Overview
This standard focuses on the key knowledge and in-depth understanding in relevant architectural areas.

CITB has developed this standard in discussion with industry. 

Duration

Minimum 2 days of 6 learning hours per day

Purpose / Scope

This training module, ‘Architectural recognition’ is intended to focus on the trainee being able to gain key underpinning knowledge and in-depth understanding in the relevant architectural areas.

The scope covers:

  • progressions through ages
  • dating guide
  • architectural styles
  • the vernacular and polite definition of architectural type.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational groups:

  • operative and craft
  • supervision
  • management and leadership.

Candidate pre-requisites

Candidates must have successfully completed NVQ level 2 in Wood occupations (or equivalent).

Instruction / Supervision

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that in relation to this standard they have:

  • A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate 
  • Successfully completed training to this standard 
  • At least 5 years relevant industrial experience
  • A verifiable CV.

Delivery

Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment.

All materials and equipment should be of suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

The following delivery methods may/may not be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical learning.

This standard is considered to be set at an intermediate level.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard. 

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.

Renewal / refresher

There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

TBC

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 year(s) from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Explain progressions through ages:
    • Roman
    • Saxon
    • Norman
    • Medieval
    • Tudor
    • Jacobean 
    • Restoration 
    • Flemish Influence
    • Georgian
    • Victorian
    • Modern (20th Century)
  • Produce a dating guide
  • Explain architectural styles
    • Gothic
    • Earth Construction
    • Timber Frame and types of in-fill
    • Classical
    • The Renaissance
    • The Arts and Crafts movements
  • Describe the Vernacular and Polite definition of architectural type

Additional information

Recommended reading:

THE GEORGIAN HOUSE – Steven Parissien ISBN 1-85410-466-7 

THE VICTORIAN HOUSE – Kit Wedd ISBN 1-85410-875-1

TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS OF BRITAIN, AN INTRODUCTION TO VERNACULAR

ARCHITECTURE – R W Brunskill ISBN 0-575-05299-6 

ENGLISH ARCHITECTURE: A CONCISE HISTORY – David Watkin ISBN 0-500-20338-5 

HOW TO READ BUILDINGS, A CRASH COURSE IN ARCHITECTURE – Carol Davidson Cragoe 

HOUSES AND HISTORY IN THE MARCH OF WALES RADNORSHIRE 1400-1800 – Royal commission on the ancient and historical buildings of wales.

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