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Professional Experience and Development Resource  

The RIBA's PEDR website provides information and guidance for students undertaking professional experience, their employers and schools of architecture. It also includes a online recording facility for students to keep a diary of their experience on a quarterly basis.

Submission of completed PEDR sheets covering a minimum of 24 months experience is a mandatory component of the RIBA Examination in Professional Practice and Management (Part 3), the final examination of an architectural student's training.

Students should have their experience monitored by a professional studies advisor from their university.

PEDR Monitoring and Support Services

The RIBA North West Region is responsible for the PEDR monitoring of the students of the two Liverpool universities and the Manchester School of Architecture. The Region has also set up a PEDR signing scheme for students who do not have access to a Professional Studies Advisor.  This is available to students undertaking their year out between Part 1 and Part 2 and to those at post Part 2 stage who have not yet started a Part 3 programme. It is also available to graduates of overseas courses who have obtained Part 1 and/or Part 2 through the Architects Registration Board's Prescribed Examination process.

Further information 

To find out more about the RIBA North West Region PEDR monitoring service, please read the following documents. 

Applying for PEDR Monitoring

To apply for PEDR monitoring you need to complete the application form and return it to:

Alison Mackinder
Course Director
RIBA NW
Unit 101
The Tea Factory
82 Wood St
Liverpool
L1 4DQ

T: 0151 707 4381

F: 0151 703 0108

e: PEDR@riba.org

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