One year office placement with two days of workshops
Distance with attendance, Part-time
The UCLan Associate Year Out Programme has been established to:
First degree in architecture which has been validated by the RIBA.
We welcome graduates from all universities who have completed RIBA validated Part 1 course. Space is limited so please apply as soon as possible.
The programme will offer the following services and benefits over a 12 month period:
We offer well organised professional support for the signing of professional evaluation development records as well as providing help and support during this transition time.
The call-back days will involve a series of lectures and workshops. You and your colleagues will gain valuable learning from these activities.
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At UCLan Architecture we offer well organised professional support for the signing of Professional Evaluation Development records as well as providing help and support during this transition time. An integral part of our support over this one year programme for students is two call-back days which include a series of lectures and workshops to aid your professional development.
The placement is prerequisite as part of the requirements to becoming an architect. It is usually undertaken prior to commencing a Part 2 validated course in architecture.
In the first instance contact Mary Kelly, ARB Architect, by email MKelly8@uclan.ac.uk
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
If you're thinking of studying a master's or doctoral degree you could be eligible for a loan from the Government to help you study.
For additional help with financing your studies, UCLan offers a range of Postgraduate scholarships, studentships, bursaries and the Alumni loyalty discount.
The course is linked to the year out placement you will undertake as part of your training as an architect. The placement occurs under the supervision of an ARB validated professional architect or equivalent.
The programme provides a bridge between the undergraduate and post-graduate student experience - and a vital link from the education to the professional practice environment. The Year Out Programme builds on the links to architectural practices established through the Office Mentoring scheme undertaken by architecture students in the final year of their undergraduate course at UCLan.
The course is administered by a professional studies advisor who is a professionally qualified architect. Four PEDR sheets covering three months each are monitored and signed. You will also attend two full day workshops which will develop the professional and presentation skills that are essentially whilst in the office environment.
This course is an essential part of passing Part 3 of your architecture accreditation and being onto the Register of Architects, administered by the Architects Registration Board. It will also facilitate enrolment onto a Part 2 course.
Grenfell Baines School of Architecture