Professional Certificate in Architecture

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
65 weeks
250 GBP
Next available date: Flexible start dates - Nottingham

Course description

Professional Certificate in Architecture

The Professional Certificate in Architecture (PCiA) course will provide you with post-Part One RIBA / ARB advice, mentoring, monitoring and support after graduation as you develop your Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR).

The PCiA is a mandatory component of the RIBA Examination in Professional Practice and Management in preparation for Part Three studies. Your successful completion of this course will lead to a Professional Certificate in Architecture.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This requires an undergraduate Architecture qualification with RIBA / ARB Part One status.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Successful completion of this course leads to a Professional Certificate in Architecture

Training Course Content

PEDR endorsement

  • In order to qualify as an architect, you must 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.

Recall days

  • You will be invited to attend a one-day symposium three times a year where you can 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

  • NOW, the virtual learning environment
  • the Boots Library
  • IT Services
  • 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. 


The cost of this course is £250.

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One of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) offers professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge and progress in their chosen career with a range of postgraduate and short professional courses. NTU's industry-focused training courses includes:...

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