Portfolio Support Services for the ARB Prescribed Exams

Preparatory course for the ARB prescribed exams

The RIBA offer a short preparatory course for the ARB Prescribed examinations. These are the way in which overseas architectural qualifications are recognised in the UK. Passing the Prescribed Exams together with Part 3 will allow you to register as an architect in the UK.

The aim of this short course is to help you to prepare for the ARB Part 1 and 2 Prescribed Examinations. The sessions will introduce you to the process, explain the general criteria and graduate attributes and how to prepare your portfolio to demonstrate how you meet the criteria. The course also shows you how to identify and then fill gaps in your work with targeted exercises. The course also includes guidance on preparing your comparative matrix/commentary and supporting material and ends with advice from an ARB examiner.

The course will be presented by Professor Stephen Brookhouse RIBA who runs a similar course in the UK for overseas-qualified professionals.

More information about the ARB Prescribed examinations can be found on the ARB website.

Course dates:

For further information or eligibility queries please contact Portfolio-review@riba.org

Individual Portfolio Reviews for the ARB prescribed exams

The RIBA is offering the opportunity to attend a one-to-one individual portfolio review, at which applicants can book an hour’s consultation with a reviewer to go through their portfolio, in preparation for the ARB Prescribed Exams.

The individual one hour reviews will be conducted by former examiners of the ARB Prescribed Examinations.

Applicants will be required to submit their Comparative Matrix in advance of individual portfolio review session.

The portfolio reviews will take place monthly at the RIBA in London with additional sessions held regionally depending upon demand.

The dates for the reviews in London have been set as follows:

For further information or eligibility queries please contact Portfolio-review@riba.org

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