It is highly recommended that once you have completed Part 1 of your architectural studies, you undertake a year (or more) of professional experience in the architecture industry.
The RIBA PEDR website provides information and guidance for students undertaking professional experience, their employers and schools of architecture.
The RIBA PEDR is a mandatory component of the RIBA Examination in Professional Practice and Management (Part 3). RIBA Professional Experience Regulations require students presenting for the RIBA Part 3 oral examination stage to have recently completed a minimum of 24 months practical experience under the direct supervision of a professional working in the construction industry, which should include at least 12 months working in the EEA, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, under the direct supervision of an architect.
PEDR online recording
The RIBA PEDR website includes a online recording facility for you to keep a diary of your experience on a quarterly basis.
You should note that 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 that you will complete as a part of your architectural training.
You should have your experience monitored by a professional studies advisor (PSA). Please contact your university to see whether they can provide you with a PSA.
PEDR monitoring and support services
The RIBA also offers a PEDR monitoring service 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.
Who can join
The RIBA PEDR monitoring service is usually open to the following:
- Students undertaking their year out between Part 1 and Part 2
- Part 2 graduates who have not yet started a Part 3 programme
- Graduates of overseas courses
If you are unsure of your eligibility for PEDR monitoring then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PEDR Monitoring Fee £200 + VAT (£240)
(Subscription to the PEDR website is not included with this service. For further information visit www.pedr.co.uk).
How to apply
To apply for RIBA PEDR monitoring please complete the application form below and return it with the appropriate documentation to email@example.com.