Preparing for Practice: Professional Studies for Postgraduate Architectural Students

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

Most students who have just finished their Part 2 Diploma or MArch take a year to orientate themselves in practice before starting their Part 3 course. This short evening course helps you prepare you for this period in practice and make the most of your professional experience.

The course will be led by two of our RIBA Part 3 team who have extensive experience of guiding students through their practical experience.

This course includes:

  • A professional studies advisor (PSA) to sign your PEDR and give you advice during the year
  • Seminars on what to look for in practice to prepare for Part 3
  • Guidance on showing the value you have to offer

Courses no longer available
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
27 September 2016 9 sessions, plus one year of PEDR support from a PSA Tuesday evenings 6.30–8.30pm £250 Already started

Course content

  • Introduction session – 27 September 2016
    (Wilfred Achille and Anna Leigh)
  • Session 1 – 25 October 2016
    Running the office (Wilfred Achille, Founder Mode 1 Architects)
  • Session 2 – 22 November 2016
    Professionalism demystified (Anna Leigh and Wilfred Achille)
  • Session 3 – 24 January 2017
    How to make the most of your practical work experience and tools required succeeding part 3 (Wilfred Achille, Mode 1 Architects)
  • Session 4 – 21 February 2017
    Understanding planning, conservation and building control (Edward Ihejirika DCUK)
  • Session 5 – 28 March 2017
    Negotiation skills (Anna Leigh and Wilfred Achille)
  • Session 6 – 25 April 2017
    Types of building procurement routes explained (Alan Brown – IID Architects)
  • Session 7 – 30 May 2017
    Exposure and experience (Anna Leigh and Wilfred Achille)
  • Session 8 – 13 June 2017
    Developing critical thinking and self-awareness (Anna Leigh and Wilfred Achille)

At the end of this course you will:

  • have developed an understanding of the process and procedures of architectural practice
  • be familiar with the requirements of the ARB and the RIBA
  • understand how to prepare for the RIBA Part III course
  • have enhanced your personal and professional skills appropriate to expanding career opportunities
  • have developed your reflective learning

The course will be led by two of our RIBA Part III team who have extensive experience of guiding students through practical experience:

Click here to find out more about the role of a professional studies advisor (PSA).

All the information you need on PEDR and becoming an architect is available on the PEDR website.

RIBA student membership

Student membership is free to all RIBA Part I and Part II students.

Contact us

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Sali Mudawi
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS

s.mudawi@westminster.ac.uk

+44 (0)20 7911 5000 Ext 66818