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RIBA Conservation Course

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the RIBA has moved all CPD to online delivery for the foreseeable future.

RIBA Members get 50% off the RIBA CPD Programme, compared to non-members.


Do you have a passion for conservation architecture? Do you want to develop specialist knowledge, skills and connections in the field? Are you interested in taking a route onto the RIBA Conservation Register?

The RIBA Conservation Course is an important step on the ladder towards a specialism in conservation. It will provide you with a framework of knowledge and understanding to support your decision making process on projects and enable you to apply for recognition of your skills within the RIBA and other Conservation Accreditation Schemes.

RIBA Conservation Course 2016, day four site visit to York Minster

Who is the course for?

The RIBA Conservation Course takes place over six live webinars and is aimed at architects and other construction professionals who:

  • wish to develop their specialism in conservation architecture
  • want to develop practical knowledge and skills in conservation
  • wish to refresh their knowledge or formalise learning from experience in the field
  • need to provide evidence to support their application onto the RIBA Conservation Register and other accredited schemes

Course content and structure

The RIBA Conservation Course covers:

  • Module 1: Conservation in practice, collecting evidence, understanding place
    Thursday 22 April 2021, 2pm to 5.30pm

  • Module 2: Surveying and receiving historic buildings, international conservation and conservation plans, management plans
    Friday 23 April 2021, 2pm to 5pm

  • Module 3: RIBA conservation accreditation; history of conservation legislation; ICOMOS guidelines
    Wednesday 28 April 2021, 2pm to 5.30pm

  • Module 4: Philosophy and ethics, current legislation, policy, and guidance
    Thursday 29 April 2021, 2pm to 5.30pm

  • Module 5: The use of specialism, determining and understanding defects, causes of decay and approach to repair
    Thursday 6 May 2021, 2pm to 5.30pm
  • Module 6: Conservation structural engineering
    Friday 7 May 2021, 2pm - 5.30pm


How to book?

Course fees

  • RIBA members £350 + VAT
  • Non members £700 +VAT

For more information please email us, or call +44 (0)20 7307 3848 to talk to a member of the team.

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