Pre-University Architecture

Course Aim

Pre-University Architecture provides learners with the opportunity to enhance their competencies, skills and understanding required for architectural design. This course enables learners to develop knowledge of architectural practices, 2D plan production and 3D simulations. Learners will become familiar with fundamentals of architectural design, consideration of construction materials and how to fully meet the needs of the client.


Learners will complete a combination of the following:

  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Design Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Mathematics
  • Materials Science
  • Spreadsheets Methods
  • Parametric CAD
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Building Construction



QQI Level 5 Major Award (5M1940) in Computer Aided Design


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Progression To Degrees

IT Carlow | Architectural Technology | Level 8
DkIT | Architectural Technology | Level 8
Griffith College | Interior Architecture & Design | Level 8
IT Sligo | Interior Architecture and Design | Level 7
TU Dublin | Architectural Technology | Level 8
TU Dublin | Architecture | Level 8
TU Dublin | Interior Design | Level 8
WIT | Architecture & Building Modelling Technology | Level 8


Career Prospects

Following the successful completion of the Pre-University Architecture programme, you may progress to a degree which can lead to a career in:


Architecture | Engineering | Quantity Surveying | Building Information Modelling | Planning | Building Services | CAD | Project Management



Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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