Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture: Professional Studies
The Board at its meeting of 12 May 2017 decided that Cardiff University’s Diploma in Architectural Professional Studies should continue to be prescribed for the period from 26 September 2017 until 26 September 2022 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:
- The period of prescription shall commence on 26 September 2017 (and expire on 26 September 2022).
- Prescription of the qualification shall be by reference to the programme specification, submitted with the application of 22 November 2016, for Cardiff University’s Diploma in Architectural Professional Studies. 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.
- Annually by 231 January each year, commencing on 31 January 2018, 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
- 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:
- all candidates who had been awarded the qualification since the prescription of the qualifications was last renewed had met all the Criteria;
- the institution had adequate systems in place to ensure that candidates awarded the qualification met all the Criteria; and
- the institution should be able to maintain its ability to ensure that all candidates awarded the qualification meet all the Criteria.