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 prepares you for this period in practice and helps you make the most of this 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.

The course includes:

  • a PSA to sign your PEDR’s 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 open for booking
Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
26 September 2017 9 sessions Tuesday evenings 6.30–8.30pm £250 Book now

Course content

The course consists of the following sessions:

  • Introduction Session – 26 September 2017
    Each student will share their experience of working as a team and technical issues in practice. Each student must prepare a 20 slide PowerPoint presentation and 20 seconds short talk. (Wilfred Achille and Anna Leigh)
  • Session 1 – 31 October 2017
    How to make the most of your practical work experience and tools required succeeding part 3 (Wilfred Achille, Formally Mode 1 Architects and now GAL)
  • Session 2 – 21 November 2017
    Professionalism demystified (Anna Leigh)
  • Session 3 – 12 December 2017
    Negotiation Skills (Anna Leigh and Wilfred Achille)
  • Session 4 – 23 January 2018
  • Exposure and Experience (Anna Leigh and Wilfred Achille)
  • Session 5 – 20 February 2018
    Developing critical thinking and self-awareness (Anna Leigh and Wilfred Achille)
  • Session 6 – 27  March 2018
    Running the office (Wilfred Achille, Founder Mode 1 Architects and now GAL)
  • Session 7 – 24 April 2018
    Understanding planning, conservation and building control (Edward Ihejirika DCUK)
  • Session 8 – 24 May 2018
    Types of building procurement routes explained (Alan Brown – IID Architects)
  • Session 9 – 12 June 2018
    Your question and answers (Wilfred Achille)

At the end of this course you will:

  • understand 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 you need to expand 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

Short Course Support Team

E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0)20 3506 6490