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Examination in Professional Practice and Management

Prescribed until 31 December 2021

Board at its meeting of 14 July 2016 decided that the Architects Professional Examination Authority in Scotland Ltd. (APEAS) The Examination in Professional Practice and Management should continue to be prescribed for the period from 31 December 2016 until 31 December 2021 under section 4(1)(a) of the Architects Act 1997 for the purposes of entry onto the United Kingdom Register of Architects.

Prescription of the qualification is subject to the standard conditions set out in Section 9.0 of the Board’s procedures, namely:

  1. The period of prescription shall commence on 31 December 2016 (and expire on 31 December 2021).
  2. Prescription of the qualification shall be by reference to the programme specification, submitted with the application of 18 February 2016, for Architects Professional Examination Authority in Scotland Ltd. (APEAS) The Examination in Professional Practice and Management. No change may be made to the title of any course or qualification or substantial change to the content so defined within that programme specification (allowing for a normal course development) without first obtaining the written permission of the Board.
  3. Annually by 30 June each year, commencing on 30 June 2017, the institution is required to provide the Board with information of the nature set out in Appendix 2 of its procedures to enable the Board to see that i. all its criteria and the relevant requirements set out in Article 46 (or Article 47) of the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive [2005/36/EC] are being attained by students who have been awarded the qualification prescribed; ii adequate systems are in place to ensure that all the Board’s criteria will be met by students/candidates for the period of prescription; iii. that the institution’s resources remain as set out in its application and are adequate; and iv. all of the factors referred to at paragraphs 6.6 and 6.7 of the procedures continue to be demonstrated; and
  4. The Institution will ensure that appropriate procedures will be maintained so that all students undertaking a prescribed qualification are fully informed of the extent of the application of that qualification to entitlement to registration as an architect in circumstances in which the student/candidate lacks a required antecedent qualification e.g. Part 2 without Part 1.


The Board was confident that:

  1. all students who had been awarded the qualification since the prescription of the qualifications was last renewed had met all the Criteria;
  2. the institution had adequate systems in place to ensure that students awarded the qualification met all the Criteria; and
  3. the institution should be able to maintain its ability to ensure that all students awarded the qualification meet all the Criteria.


Prescription Procedures
ARB Criteria