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Course Description

An architectural draughtsman or draughtsperson makes detailed technical drawings or plans for buildings, electronics, infrastructure, sections, etc. Drafters use computer software and manual sketches to convert the designs, plans, and layouts of architects into a set of technical drawings. Drafters operate as the supporting developers and sketch architectural designs and drawings from preliminary design concepts.

Architectural Draughtsman’s drawings provide visual guidelines and show how to construct a structure. Drawings include technical details and specify dimensions, materials, and procedures. Drafters fill in technical details using drawings, rough sketches, specifications, and calculations made by architects. Drafters use technical handbooks, tables, calculators, and computers to complete their work.


National Certificate: Architectural Technology / NQF 5 / 120 Credits  [CETA]

Entrance Requirements

  1. Grade 12 Certificate or Equivalent]
  2. English [Passed on Grade 12 Level or Equivalent]
  3. Pure Mathematics 40% / Mathematics Literacy 65%
  4. Engineering Graphic & Design 50%


  • Bridging Programme: Architectural Technology

Recognition of Prior Learning

If the applicant does not meet the entrance requirements he/she can either do our Architectural Technology: Bridging Programme or apply for recognition of prior learning, the requirements for RPL in this programme is as follows:

The Applicant who wishes to accepted into the programme via RPL must develop a Portfolio of work completed. A portfolio is a logically organised record of a candidate’s evidence of prior learning, and will serve as proof of the candidate’s expertise. It can also include evidence of knowledge or skills gained from a wide variety of sources. This portfolio is usually a set of the applicants art / technical drawings attained from high school or any other institutions.


Full Time / 1 Year / Online Day Classes [Tuesday – Friday]

Career Opportunities

  • Self Employed Consultants – Register as Architectural Draughtsperson with South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)
  • Surveying Office Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Application of Building Regulations
  • Opportunities within Architectural Firms
  • Opportunities within Government Institutions
  • Opportunities with Property Developers
  • Architectural or Engineering Detailing

Practical Working Experience

As an added feature to the programme the student is required to complete 100 hours of real working experience with a professional architectural practice.

Equipment Needed: 

Desktop computer or Laptop with windows 10 with the following minimum specifications.person

Books are made available at our campus studios and in an online library, however, it is advisable for the student to purchase physical books according to book list.

All software is included in the price of the course. 

Regular stationary requirements, stationary list provided at commencement of studies.

Corporate Partnerships

The Box Learning Studio has partnered with many architectural practices around the city which assures the learning experience is recent, relevant & up to standard.

Guest Industry Instructors

The Box Learning Studio believes in a variety of different learning perspectives this is why from time to time students will be lectured by different professionals working in the industry on a given topic related to their field. We receive architectural technologists, architects & structural or civil engineers to deliver lessons on various topics.

Site Visits

The Box Learning Studio conducts site visits for students on a regular basis. Students will be able to experience the real working environment and see the inner workings of of architecture as it connects to the construction, engineering and compliance industries.

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