Taught course

Architecture Apprenticeship (RIBA 2 and 3)

Institution
London Metropolitan University · School of Art, Architecture and Design
Qualifications
MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)PGCert

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Entry requirements

The apprentice will be required to have:

  • a good degree in architecture;
  • passed RIBA / ARB Part 1;
  • the ability to demonstrate talent as a designer and the motivation to complete the course successfully.

Apprentices without English and Maths at at GCSE grade C/4 on entry will need to achieve that level before taking their end-point assessment.

For those with an Education Health and Care plan (EHC) or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and Maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. For those for whom British Sign Language is their primary language, British Sign Language qualifications are accepted as an alternative to English qualifications.

Selected candidates are asked to attend an interview with their portfolio, which should include a wide range of work and demonstrate a wide range of skills.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why study this course?

This postgraduate course combines an apprenticeship with study over a four-year period. Funded by their employer, participants complete RIBA parts 2 and 3 whilst working as architectural apprentices.

You may be interested if you are:

  • an individual hoping to study RIBA parts 2 and 3 part-time whilst working as an apprentice in an architectural firm (having already secured your apprenticeship position)
  • an individual hoping to study RIBA parts 2 and 3 part-time whilst working as an apprentice in an architectural firm, and requiring assistance in finding an employer to work for as an apprentice during this time
  • an architecture practice that already has an apprentice who they would like to fund in completing this course alongside their apprenticeship
  • an architecture practice that would like to be matched with an apprentice, who they will then fund to complete this course and their apprenticeship

As an apprentice you will join London Met’s revered School of Art, Architecture and Design. The design and technology teaching for this postgraduate architecture course is carried out by a combination of practitioners and academics, ensuring the programme maintains relevance. With its campus located in a thriving cultural area of London, the School also boasts strong links to architectural and construction industries.

This course is designed to enable architecture practices to retain talented apprentices, so they may continue to work four days a week in the office whilst studying our Architecture (RIBA 2) - MArch and Examination in Professional Practice (RIBA 3) - PG Cert courses on a part-time basis. Over their four-year postgraduate journey to fully-qualified status as an architect, the apprentice will progress through a combination of work-based training and university study.

95% funding is available for smaller practices as well as 100% funding for larger levy-paying practices.

To express interest in this programme and begin your application, both apprentices and architecture practices can contact Sandra Denicke on s.denicke@londonmet.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

UK students
Fees covered by the Government Apprenticeship Levy (subject to availability)
International students
Fees covered by the Government Apprenticeship Levy (subject to availability)

Fees covered by the Government Apprenticeship Levy (subject to availability)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MArch (ARB/RIBA Part 2)
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This apprenticeship is on a part-time basis. During the first three years students will work towards their RIBA 2 MArch qualification, and in the final year they will complete their RIBA 3 PG Cert.

Course contact details

Name
Sandra Denicke
Email
s.denicke@londonmet.ac.uk