National Certificate: Architectural Technology (NQF Level 5)


National Certificate: Architectural Technology NQF 5 SAQA ID: 48734

Full Time:

Monday to Friday


To provide an introduction to the architectural profession and its role within the broader context of the Built Environment. Provide the learner with the skills, competencies and academic knowledge required to practice in the Built Environment as a “Candidate Architectural Draughtsperson” and after a period of supervised practical experience and / or other requirements as specified by the
professional registration body, as an “Architectural Draughtsperson”.

Admission requirements:

  • NQF 4 Drawing Office Practice
  • N4/5 Multi Drawing Office practice

Selection Procedure:

Access to this qualification is open, bearing in mind learning assumed, to be in place.

Programme content:

Year One:

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Graphic communication
  • Foundation Building Business – Law
  • Applied Building Science
  • Design theory
  • Construction Detail & Materials
  • Construction Methods
  • Architectural Draughting
  • Computer Applications
  • History of Architecture


Full time for One year (120 Credits)

Course Fees:

Course Fees (R29 000)

R3 000 deposit and the balance in 10 equal installments.

Additional Costs:

Student packages on the software (AutoCAD Revit) and prescribed textbooks are additional.

  • Architectural Draughtperson
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Spatial Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Developer in Projects

Horizontal Articulation:

  • Construction
  • Site Supervisor
  • Project Management (Fundamental)

Vertical Articulation:

  • NQF 6 National Diploma Architectural Technologist


On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a National Certificate, issued by the Construction Seta.

A certificate is available from City & Guilds at a cost of R 500.
The African Academy is:

City & Guilds is a globally recognized and respected awarding organization and serves as a benchmark for educational quality.

Why attend

City and Guilds award certificates to people who have shown they have mastered skills that are based on excellent standards set by
industry. City and Guilds international provides a particular service to customers around the world who need high-quality assessments
and certification.


The content of this brochure, accurate at the time of going to print, is subject to change without notification due to legislation, market
requirements or any other reason. African Academy reserves the right to any change without notice.

The African Academy was established in 1994 to address the critical need for well-trained and skilled Draughtspersons, and to contribute towards reducing unemployment in South Africa. The African Academy is recognized as one of Africa’s leading Draughting Education & Training Institutions. The African Academy has proven its worth by achieving an above 80% pass rate and an above 80% placement of graduates in employment. Industry attests to the high calibre of graduate that the African Academy produces.