Course length and delivery
Our one year part-time course runs from September to September, and will start this academic year 2019-2020.
It is predominantly an online course to allow students the flexibility to manage their time appropriately around their professional practice commitments. Programmed lectures will be uploaded throughout the course, and will remain available so students can watch and re-watch at their own pace.
Programmed online webinars/tutorials will happen periodically at pre-determined times to encourage discourse around taught topics and encourage an online community.
Within each semester, students will be offered three days of tutorials and seminars on site in Canterbury. These will provide a forum for discussions around each key theme with professionals.
Final oral Examinations will take place in September 2020.
The assessment comprises of several elements to successfully complete the course, and the candidate will need to pass all elements;
- Legal Frameworks Online exam
- Architectural Practice Management Report
- Professional Case Study
- Oral Examination
- Record of Professional Experience; evidence of 24 months professional experience, usually recorded in the form of a Professional Experience Development Record (PEDR)
- Career Appraisal inclusive of your CV.
Practice and Entrepreneurship
This unit will cover topics such as; Practice Management, Business Management, English Law, Policy and Regulations that govern planning and development. Contract Law, Building Contracts and Procurement.
Professional Development and Reflection
This unit will develop students’ personal experience of Practice based projects to develop a case study that critically analyses and reflects upon, practice procedures and project delivery, addressing ‘Best Practice’ Methods. Reviewing records kept as part of Part 1 and Part 2 placements, thinking critically to evaluate the Candidates Career and develop a CV.