Who is this course for?

This course is aimed primarily at candidates for the ARB/RIBA Part 3 Examination in Professional Practice and Management, but will 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.

2023 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 course runs for three full days and is intensive, running from 9am to 5.30pm each day. Refreshments and lunch will be served throughout the 3 days. The final day normally ends with a drinks reception.

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.

Day 1

Session 1. : Clients

Session 2 : Practices

Session 3 : Teams

Day 2

Session 4 : Jobs

Session 5 : Legislative framework

Session 6 : Contracts

Day 3

Session 7 : Procurement

Session 8 : Examination

2024 Course Information

  • Course dates: The next course will be in June 2024. Exact dates will be confirmed in early 2024 and a registration link will be provided.
  • Course price: £350
  • Location: ECA Campus, Lauriston Place

For more information or to register interest please email Bonnie Thomson at esala.admin@ed.ac.uk.