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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture (The Cambridge Part 3 Course and Examination) has validation from the ARB and RIBA for graduates who have obtained RIBA/ARB Parts 1 and 2 or have confirmation of Parts 1 and 2 equivalence from the ARB. The aim of the course is to act as a forum for discussion of certain major concerns of the profession as well as providing preparation for the examination.

To learn more about the programme, register here for our webinar on 29 June 2020.

We have been reviewing the plans for the course in light of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. In these exceptional circumstances the decision has been taken to implement the follow changes:

Application deadline extended until 30th October 2020

First teaching workshop will be deferred to January 2021

Please click here for more information about the course.


Teaching & Assessment


The assessment comprises several elements. To successfully complete the course the candidate will need to pass all elements:

  • Professional Experience Development Record
  • Personal Statement and CV
  • Case Study
  • Written Examination (Papers 1 + 2)
  • Oral Examination

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

07 Jan 2021 to 24 Sep 2021

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

30 Oct 2020

Course fee

Home: £3,300
Overseas: £3,300

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

Course code