Preparing for the ARB Prescribed Examinations

LocationMarylebone, Central London

To progress towards registering as an architect in the UK, you will need to pass the Architect Registration Board’s (ARB) Prescribed Examination at the relevant level. This course, delivered by a range of professional experts in the field, will explain the ARB examination process.

Designed as a series of small group seminars and tutorials it will give you a detailed overview of the Part 1 and Part 2 Criteria, and will help you prepare your personal analytical commentary and your design portfolio.

Participants are responsible for checking and confirming their eligibility to sit the prescribed examinations with the ARB.

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11 June 2019 5 hours Tuesday, 1-6pm £195 Book now
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Course content

The course will cover:

  • Introduction to the prescribed examinations
  • The General Criteria for Parts 1 and 2
  • Tips from an ARB independent examiner
  • A guest portfolio presentation
  • Questions and next steps 

By the end of the course you will understand:



  • the ARB prescribed examination process

  • the relevant Criteria

  • the evidence required to pass the examinations

By the end of the course you will have developed the skills to:



  • analyse and evaluate your knowledge experience

  • fill the gaps in your portfolio

  • prepare an analytical commentary

  • Prepare a portfolio of evidence

Before accepting your application we need to be as certain as we can (although we cannot guarantee this) that you will meet the eligibility requirements set by the ARB. Therefore the entry requirements for our course is 5 years full-time architectural education. However, eligibility questions regarding the exam itself must be referred to the ARB.