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Next update due: end of November 2017

 

 

The ARB Board, in July, agreed to undertake cyclical reviews of its Criteria for the Prescription of Qualifications and its Procedures for the Prescription of Qualifications. Further information on the background to these reviews and the Board’s objectives can be found here.

Throughout September and early October 2017 as part of a pre-consultation exercise, we have been gathering information and feedback from a range of stakeholders to inform these reviews from every corner of the United Kingdom. We held five round-table events in Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, Nottingham and London respectively to hear stakeholders’ views first hand and have also received over 100 responses to our online pre-consultation survey. We would like to express a huge thank you to all those who have provided us with feedback.

At its July meeting, the Board agreed that two Task & Finish Groups should be appointed, one each for the Criteria and Procedures reviews respectively, to lead on these reviews. After an open recruitment process in September of this year we have now appointed the following Task & Finish Group members in addition to an independent Chair who will work with both groups to ensure consistency of approach and that the Board’s objectives are delivered.

All of the feedback received to date has been compiled and will be analysed by each group in October/early November 2017. Please our outline project plan and timescales to the right of this page.

We will be providing regular updates on our progress in relation to the above timescale and on the direction of travel of the Criteria and Procedures Reviews on this page. The next update is expected after the Board’s meeting on 23 November 2017.

If you would like any further information at this stage please contact Emma Matthews, Head of Qualifications and Governance, on emmam@arb.org.uk or 020 7580 5861

 

 

Members of the Criteria Task and Finish Group

Stan Lester – Chair, Independent Consultant
Bill Hodgson – Proprietor, Hodgson Gabb Studio and Part-time Teaching Fellow, Barlett School of the Built Environment UCL
Carol Norton – Director, Norton Ellis
Damien Day – Head of Education, General Pharmaceutical Council
Elena Marco – Head of Department of Architecture and the Build Environment, University of the West of England
Janet Bohrer – Director of the Academic Quality Development Office, London South Bank University
Stephen Brookhouse – Interim Dean of Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster

Members of the Procedures Task and Finish Group

Stan Lester – Chair, Independent Consultant
Ian Jeal – Global Director of Education and Qualification Standards, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Richard Harrison – Head of Learning and Teaching Development, Newcastle University
Tony Clelford – Practitioner and Part 3 Course Leader, University of Greenwich

Criteria Review: Activities and Timescales

August 2017 – October 2017

Pre-consultation exercise

Undertake a wide ranging pre-consultation exercise and gather information from ARB’s stakeholders, including holding initial discussions with Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)/Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

 

 

 

August 2017 – October 2017

ARB Task and Finish Group

Appoint and establish an ARB Task and Finish Group to undertake the review

 

 

 

October 2017 – November 2017

Analysis and review

ARB’s Task and Finish Group to undertake an initial analysis and review of information gathered from pre-consultation exercise and evidence gathering stage

 

 

 

23 November 2017

ARB Board Meeting

The Board to review the pre-consultation feedback and to take strategic decisions regarding the direction of travel of the review

 

 

 

November 2017 – January 2018

Revisions to the Criteria

ARB’s Task and Finish Group to develop revisions to the Criteria

Engagement with RIBA and QAA

 

 

 

February 2018

Presentation

Presentation of draft revised Criteria to the Board. If approved, issue for consultation

 

 

 

Late February 2018 – Late May 2018

Consultation

Consultation period

 

 

 

June 2018

Consultation feedback

Consideration of consultation feedback by ARB’s Task and Finish Group

 

 

 

July 2018

Consideration and approval

Consideration of consultation feedback and Task and Finish Group’s recommendations by the Board

Approval of revised Criteria by the Board

September 2019

Criteria becomes effective

Criteria become effective for the purpose of prescribing qualifications and practical training experience

 

 

 

Procedures Review: Activities and Timescales

August 2017 – October 2017

Pre-consultation exercise

Undertake a wide ranging pre-consultation exercise and gather information from ARB’s stakeholders

August 2017 – October 2017

Task and Finish Group

Appoint and establish an ARB Task and Finish Group to undertake the review

October 2017 - November 2017

Analysis and review

ARB’s Task and Finish Group to undertake an initial analysis and review of information gathered from pre-consultation exercise and evidence gathering stage

23 November 2017

Feedback review

The Board to review the pre-consultation feedback and to take strategic decisions regarding the direction of travel of the review

November 2017 – January 2018 (or April 2018 depending on developments relating to the criteria review)

Revisions

ARB’s Task and Finish Group to develop revisions to the procedures

February (or May 2018 depending on developments relating to the criteria review)

Presentation

Presentation of draft revised Procedures to the Board; if approved, issue for consultation

Late February 2018 – Late May 2018 (or late May 2018 – late August 2018 depending on developments relating to the criteria review)

Consultation

Consultation period

June 2018 (or late August/early September 2018 depending on developments relating to the criteria review)

Consultation feedback

Consideration of consultation feedback by ARB’s Task and Finish Group

July 2018 (or September 2018 depending on developments relating to the criteria review)

Consideration and approval

Consideration of consultation feedback and Task and Finish Group’s recommendations by the Board

 

Approval of revised procedures by the Board

September 2019

Procedures become effective

Procedures become effective

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