You will need an undergraduate Architecture qualification with RIBA/ARB Part I status.
Months of entry
The Professional Certificate in Architecture (PCiA) provides post-Part I mentoring, advice, monitoring and support as graduates develop their Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR). This is a mandatory component of the RIBA Examination in Professional Practice and Management in preparation for Part III studies.
What the Professional Certificate in Architecture can offer you
In order to qualify as an architect it is a requirement that you complete a Professional Education and Development Record (PEDR). This should show the breadth of work you have undertaken in practice or industry. The PEDR must be signed quarterly by a Practice Mentor and a Professional Studies Advisor. The course provides a framework for endorsement of your PEDR and a Professional Studies Adviser to guide and advise you throughout the year.
Three times a year you will be invited to attend a one-day symposium where you will be encouraged to discuss and compare your experiences with colleagues. Keynote lectures on these days will be fully relevant to your work and development.
Access to NTU facilities
As an enrolled student you will have access to excellent university facilities including: NOW, the virtual learning environment; the Boots Library; IT Services and; the Careers Service, a vital resource for notification of employment opportunities and CV advice.
Your assessment is based upon a review of the professional diary which you are required to maintain, recording reflections upon the experience you have gained over the 15-month period.
Please note: This course does not represent a placement programme. You are required to find employment opportunities. You will, however, have access to NTU facilities as described above. The course should be understood simply as a graduate monitoring service offered by NTU in relation to professional practice.
The start date is flexible.
Information for international students
If English isn't your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. You'll find our language requirements and list of accepted English language tests here. Your British Council office can tell you where you can take an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test locally.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Architecture Postgraduate Office
- +44 (0)115 9418 418