Taught course (will run subject to approval)


University for the Creative Arts · Architecture and Interiors

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a RIBA/ARB Part 1 and Part 2 in architecture or equivalent.

Please Note:

Upon reaching the Part 3 oral examination, applicants should have recently completed a minimum of 24 months' practical experience under the direct supervision of a professional working in the construction industry. This should include at least 12 months working in the EEA, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, under the direct supervision of an architect.

To gain access the ARB register one must obtain ARB/RIBA Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Entry requirements for international students can be found on the course page.

Months of entry


Course content

The final stage in an architect’s education and training is the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture – Part 3, now on offer through UCA.

This 12-month course provides you with the foundation for life-long learning and development towards becoming a certified member of the architectural profession. It is predominantly online, allowing students the flexibility to manage their time appropriately around their professional practice commitments.

Programmed lectures will be uploaded throughout the course, and will remain available so students can watch and re-watch at their own pace, while programmed online webinars/tutorials will happen periodically at pre-determined times to encourage discourse around taught topics and encourage an online community.

This course will equip you with the skills and competencies you need to work in an ethical and professional manner. The content of the course is based upon the professional competencies, which you will need to satisfy, as laid out jointly by the ARB/RIBA, namely:

  • PC1 Professionalism
  • PC2 Clients, users, and delivery of services
  • PC3 Legal framework and processes
  • PC4 Practice and management
  • PC5 Building procurement.

This course has received accreditation from ARB and RIBA.

Information for international students

UCA has a global student community and welcomes creatives from around the world.

If your first language is not English a certificate is required as evidence that you have an average IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

You may be offered a place on a course on the condition that you improve your English language and study skills. We offer pre-sessional English language courses which can improve your IELTS score by a maximum of 1.0 and 0.5, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for information on fees and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01252 892 883