ARB eBulletin July 2016


Prescription of Qualifications

At the last Board meeting on 14 July 2016, the Board considered an application from a Higher Education institution which wished its qualification to be prescribed under the Architects Act 1997 for the first time. In line with its Procedures for the Prescription of Qualifications, the Board considered the response to the consultation it had undertaken.

It decided that the following qualification should be prescribed from September 2016 until September 2020:

University of Reading
BSc (Hons) Architecture

The Board also considered an application from an organisation seeking to renew prescription of its qualification under the Architects Act 1997. The Board decided that prescription of the following qualification should continue until December 2021:

Architects’ Professional Examination Authority in Scotland Ltd’s (APEAS Ltd)
The Examination in Professional Practice and Management

For further details, please see the ‘Qualifications’ section of ARB’s website,