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Updates in Architectural Management course


3 days


Who is this course for?

This course is aimed primarily at candidates for the ARB/RIBA Part 3 Examination in Professional Practice and Management (the ‘Part 3’), but will also be useful to recently qualified architects, particularly those coming to the UK from another country, who may wish to refresh or add to their knowledge of a wide range of topics pertinent to architectural management.

Course dates: 5 - 7 June 2024

Course price: £350

2024 Course Structure

Most people attending the course will have completed a UK part 1 & Part 2 and will have had around two years of professional experience. Most will aim to sit the Part 3 with APEAS, the Scottish Examination Authority.

The course cannot cover the full extent of knowledge required for the Part 3, but is designed to update your knowledge and understanding across the five areas of the ARB/RIBA Part 3 criteria namely:

  • Professionalism
  • Clients, users and delivery of services
  • Legal framework and processes
  • Practice and management
  • Building procurement

The 2024 course will run from Wednesday 5th June to Friday 7th June.  The course runs for three full days and is intensive, running from 9am to 5.30pm each day. The final day normally ends with a drinks reception.

Note that the concentrated delivery of the course and the need for candidates to respond speedily to written and discursive scenarios, deliberately echoes the pace and intensity of the Part 3 written examination.

The structure starts with broad issues and moves into application. Each day is divided into thematic ‘Sessions’ in a logical sequence, roughly following the progress of a typical project as follows:

Day 1

Session 1. : Clients

Session 2 : Practices

Session 3 : Collaboration 

Day 2

Session 4 : Jobs

Session 5 : Legislative framework

Session 6 : Contracts

Day 3

Session 7 : Procurement

Session 8 : Examination


The fee for the course is £350 payable in advance. Full payment must be made before confirmation of a place can be given. To register and pay for the course please follow the link to the University of Edinburgh epay site:

Register and pay

If you have any questions please contact Bonnie Thomson at