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Certificate in Professional Practice and Practical Experience

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  • Objectives
    This course provides exemption from the Royal Institute of British Architects Final Examination Part III and is recognised by the Architects Registration Board for the UK for the purposes of registration under the Acts.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Architecture or similar qualification from an approved RIBA/ARB Part II course in a recognised institution and normally have completed 12 months' practical experience in architectural practice since graduating. Applicants from other institutions must normally be able to demonstrate that they have taken and successfully completed Professional Studies at RIBA/ARB Part I and Part II to the satisfaction of the University. Professional experience at Part III level normally required within UK jurisdiction. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 24 months total professional training experience by the date of assessment.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Professional Practice and Practical Experience
  • Course description

    1 year, part-time.

    Number of places

    Average intake 40–50 students

    Teaching Times

    Morning / Afternoon / Evening.

    Course Content

    Syllabus is in accordance with the RIBA, ARB criteria for validation and prescription Part III level. For further details of the programme content, reference should be made to the Course Handbook and Examination information for Seventh Year, Module 330ARC901, available from the General Office in Architecture, 2 Lennoxvale, Belfast.


    Practical training record in conformance with the RIBA Log Book; two written examination papers; case study; assignments; CV and evaluation of experience; oral examination. Candidates must pass all of the elements to the satisfaction of the examiners in order to qualify. A certificate will be issued to successful candidates.

    Opportunities for Careers

    Part III is the final examination in an architect's education and the foundation for life long learning and development as a member of the architectural profession.

    Graduates who have successfully completed the professional practice and practical experience examination are eligible for chartered membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects and registration with the Architects Registration Board.

    Part III is a combination of a minimum 7 years of an architect's education and training and marks the starting point of final professional status with its associated commitments to the Codes of Professional Conduct and Standards and to maintaining and developing professional knowledge and skills (Extract from ‘Tomorrow’s Architect’ 2003).

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