Architecture Education, Architecture Careers
Qualifying as an Architect
Qualifying as an architect in the United Kingdom is a long process including:
Multiple degrees/apprenticeship levels
A professional CV
Professional Experience Development Record (PEDR)
The traditional university pathway is the most common route to becoming an architect, covering:
RIBA Part I
RIBA Part II
The apprenticeship pathway is a newer route to becoming an architect approved by the RIBA in 2018 and is again, made up of two parts:
Stage 1: The Level 6 Apprenticeship.
Stage 2: The Level 7 Apprenticeship.
Combining pathways The Level 6 apprenticeship is equivalent to the undergraduate degree (or Part 1). This means that you can join the apprenticeship pathway and then complete a full-time MArch before taking your Part 3 exams. Likewise, you can complete your BA in Architecture and then apply for a Level 7 apprenticeship.
Check out our blog to read more about how to become an architect in the UK and the benefits of both university and apprenticeship options.