The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture (The Cambridge Part 3 Course and Examination) has validation from the ARB and RIBA for graduates who have obtained RIBA/ARB Parts 1 and 2 or have confirmation of Parts 1 and 2 equivalence from the ARB. The aim of the course is to act as a forum for discussion of certain major concerns of the profession as well as providing preparation for the examination.
The Postgraduate Certificate is aimed at individuals who have completed RIBA/ARB Parts 1 and 2 with at least two years' practical training experience in architectural or related practice under the direct supervision of an Architect registered in the EU. At least 12 months of this supervised practice must be undertaken in the UK, under the direct supervision of a UK-registered Architect.
Students may apply to the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture in their second year of practical experience, but must have 2 years of supervised practice in order to undertake the examinations.
The aim of the programme is to enable candidates to successfully present themselves to the examiners through the various required submissions and to receive an endorsement of competency to practice as an Architect. The programme will act as a forum for a wider discussion of issues affecting the profession and the construction industry in the UK and further afield.
Teaching dates for 2016-17:
- 22 and 23 September 2016 - 15, 16 and 17 March 2017 - 21, 22 and 23 June 2017
The assessment comprises several elements. To successfully complete the course the candidate will need to pass all elements:
- Case Study - Professional Experience Development Record - Personal Statement and CV - Written Examination (Papers 1 + 2) - Oral Examination