Professional Practice in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3)*

Postgraduate Certificate - UCA Canterbury - 2020

The final stage in an architect’s education and training is the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture – Part 3, now on offer through UCA.

This 12-month course provides you with the foundation for life-long learning and development towards becoming a certified member of the architectural profession. It is predominantly online, allowing 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, while programmed online webinars/tutorials will happen periodically at pre-determined times to encourage discourse around taught topics and encourage an online community.

This course will equip you with the skills and competencies you need to work in an ethical and professional manner. The content of the course is based upon the professional competencies, which you will need to satisfy, as laid out jointly by the ARB/RIBA, namely: 

PC1 Professionalism

PC2 Clients, users, and delivery of services

PC3 Legal framework and processes

PC4 Practice and management

PC5 Building procurement. 

Please note: the start date for this course is now January 2020 rather than September 2019 as previously advertised. If you have applied to study this course you should have already been contacted with additional information about your application. If you have not received this information, or have any queries regarding your offer of a place on this course please contact our Admissions Team: admissions@uca.ac.uk

*This course is awaiting accreditation from ARB and RIBA. 

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Length of study:

One year, part-time

Campus:

UCA Canterbury

Start month:

January

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Entry year(s):

2020

Entry requirements:

24 months' practical experience under the direct supervision of a professional working in the construction industry

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Course fees

The course fees is £2,500*

*Applicants for 2019/20 will receive a £500 contribution from the University.

Course details

  • Course length and further detail

    The 12-month part-time course runs from January to January.

     The assessment comprises several elements for successful completion and are as follows:

    • Legal Frameworks Online exam
    • Architectural Practice Management Report
    • Professional Case Study
    • Oral Examination (taken in the final month of the course)
    • 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.
  • Unit 1

    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.

  • Unit 2

    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.

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International applications

If you are applying for more than one course in the UK please apply via UCAS, to apply direct to UCA please use the links below:

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Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa

If you have another category of visa please contact us: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or admissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.

For more information visit our how to apply pages

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a RIBA/ARB Part 1 and Part 2 in architecture or equivalent.

If your first language is not English a certificate is required as evidence that you have an average IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

You may be offered a place on a course on the condition that you improve your English language and study skills. We offer pre-sessional English language courses which can improve your IELTS score by a maximum of 1.0 and 0.5, or equivalent.

Please Note:

Upon reaching the Part 3 oral examination, applicants should have recently completed a minimum of 24 months' practical experience under the direct supervision of a professional working in the construction industry. This should include at least 12 months working in the EEA, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, under the direct supervision of an architect.

To gain access the ARB register one must obtain ARB/RIBA Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

 

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