Postgraduate Architectural Practice programme formally prescribed by ARB

Olivia Miller
Stage 3 student putting final touches to their model in Studio B.

The Kent School of Architecture and Planning (KSAP)’s PDip Architectural Practice programme has been formally prescribed by the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB).

The recognition of the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice (Part 3) qualification confirms that the programme proposal meets the criteria set by ARB, thereby enabling graduates who have completed all three examinations to apply for professional registration as Architects in the UK. The prescription is valid from 7 June 2020 to 1 October 2025. KSAP already has prescription for its Part 1 and 2 programmes.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice programme draws on the academic and professional knowledge within KSAP and explores alternative building procurement strategies and innovative practice in a wider international context, equipping graduates to work in a wide range of professional roles and environments.

Peter Wislocki, Programme Director of the PDip Architectural Practice, said: ‘It is fantastic news that the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice has been formally prescribed by ARB. KSAP prides itself on innovative and interdisciplinary research, sustainable design expertise and specialist knowledge and we are proud to have this ARB prescribed programme within our portfolio. We look forward to enabling more of our graduates to achieve listing on the UK Architect Register.’

KSAP has updated the new Part 3 programme for a January 2021 start. Prospective students can find out more about the course at an upcoming virtual PDip Part 3 event hosted by Peter Wislocki on Friday 23 October from 13.00 – 14.00. Interested prospective applicants can email  to book their place.