Continuing professional development

2014 Core CPD Programme


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As a professional, your Continual Professional Development choices are in your hands and must be relevant to you, your circumstances, the level of detail and expertise you require.  Your CPD not only relates to your position in the practice, future career prospects, business development, but also the time and money you can afford.

Attending CPD courses has enormous, potentially lucrative benefits, helping you:

  • maintain and develop your professional competence
  • ensure your skills are up to date
  • enhance and improve your performance
  • be competitive and employable
  • manage and plan your professional future
  • develop transferrable skills
  • enhance your client skills
  • increase your potential and widen prospects.

The RIBA has developed a national programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  There are ten different seminars covering subjetcs in all ten RIBA core curriculum areas.  They are repeated in 14 different venues across England.  The seminars are cheaper to purchase with a CPD Club Ticket, which entitles you to attend all ten seminars throughout the year and can bring the cost down to as little as £37 per event.

In the North West events will take place in Manchester on a Wednesday afternoon from 1.30 - 4pm (registration from 1pm) and in Liverpool on a Thursday morning from 10am - 12.30pm (registration from 9.30am).

If you are not yet registered for online booking please register



 2014 Seminars


Changes and challenges for Building Regulations.

12 February, Manchester
13 February, Liverpool


Clear communication: how to get your message across.
19 March, Manchester
20 March, Liverpool


Leading the team with the RIBA Plan of Work 2013
9 April, Manchester
10 April, Liverpool


Integrating building services in historic buildings: developing harmony or creating contradiction.
14 May, Manchester
15 May, Liverpool


CDM Regulations: tools and expert advice for architects and designers.
18 June, Manchester
19 June, Liverpool


Sustainable design + low carbon technologies = what do architects need to know?
16 July, Manchester
17 July, Liverpool


Asbestos and other nasty surprises.
17 September, Manchester
18, September, Liverpool


Accessible housing: what makes good practice?
15 October, Manchester
16 October, Liverpool


Managing client expectations: the architect's liability and the management of risk.
19 November, Manchester
20 November, Liverpool



You can book for any of the above events by downloding the seminar booking forms and emailing it to or you can book online.

A minimum of 10 workings days' notice is required for any cancellations.  Substitutions are permitted at any time.

If you would like to purchase a CPD Club ticket please complete the booking form and email it to

If you have any queries about CPD Club or the CPD Programme please call Siân Edgerton on 0151 707 4382 or email



CPD Club Members: one place per ticket
RIBA/ CIAT Members: £59 + VAT
RIBA Student Members: £15 + VAT
Others: £85 + VAT

The CPD Club brings down the cost of attending the events and offers additional benefits.  For more information on the CPD Club visit the CPD Club page or email


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