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.

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, but the course is open to anyone.

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 full ARB Part 3 Criteria can be downloaded at:

It is a good idea to use the criteria in a positive way to self–assess and identify gaps in your knowledge and experience before the course.

2020 Course Structure

Course dates: 22 - 26 June 2020

This year the course will be offered ONLINE only.

The course will be offered over a five day period, with a mixed-mode delivery. This means that the core talks will be pre-recorded and released in sequence. However, they will then be available for you to revisit. This also allows you to view the content in your own time during the day while undertaking other work if required. Each day is likely to have around 3 hours of core content for viewing.


To register for the course please complete the google form at the link below

You can pay for the course via the University Epay Site. The fee for the course this year is £100.

If you have any questions please contact Gill/Bonnie at esala.admin@ed.ac.uk