The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has revealed the final template for its radical plans to shake up training – including the ditching of Part 1
The board wants to scrap the existing Parts 1 to 3 and switch to a more flexible, ‘outcomes-based’ system that recognises ‘what you know’, ‘what you can do’ and ‘how you must behave’ – instead of ‘how you got there’.
To qualify as an architect, students would have to instead demonstrate their competencies by meeting 49 different ‘outcomes’ (see selected ‘outcomes’ below). Aspiring architects would tick these off during two post-degree qualification stages: a learning or academic outcomes stage; and a training or practice stage.
As part of the board's drive to improve diversity and access to the profession, an ARB-accredited undergraduate degree in architecture (Part 1) would no longer be required to qualify as an architect.