PDip Architectural Practice receives ‘candidate course’ status from RIBA

Kent School of Architecture and Planning are pleased to announce that we have been given ‘candidate course’ status for our PDip Architectural Practice course. The full Visiting Board will return in a year’s time, once the second cohort has completed the course. If successful, all students from both cohorts will have retrospective RIBA Part 3 exemption (in addition to the ARB prescription).

Gaining Candidate Status from the RIBA builds on the ARB’s prescription of the course, and gives current and potential students confidence that the PG Diploma programme will not only provide a route to professional registration, but will give them a stimulating and enriching educational experience.

Head of School, Professor Gerald Adler, shares his thoughts, “This is an excellent outcome for the School, and I’d like to thank Peter Wislocki in particular, and Ben Martin for his great support. I am particularly grateful to our students who met the Board earlier today, and to our External Examiner, Ruth Reed.”

Programme Director, Peter Wislocki adds, “The scrutiny of the RIBA’s Visiting Boards is challenging and, above all, supportive, and we welcome the constructive advice the RIBA has given us, which we are immediately following to improve the course further. It is anticipated that a full Visiting Board in about a year’s time should confirm the programme’s validation, which will apply retrospectively to all of our current students and recent graduates.”