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This Architecture Apprenticeship (RIBA 2 and 3) course from London Metropolitan University combines an apprenticeship with study over a four-year period. Funded by their employer, participants complete RIBA parts 2 and 3 whilst working as architectural apprentices.

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This Architecture Apprenticeship (RIBA 2 and 3) course from London Metropolitan University is designed to enable architecture practices to retain talented apprentices, so they may continue to work four days a week in the office whilst studying our Architecture (RIBA 2) - MArch and Examination in Professional Practice (RIBA 3) - PG Cert courses on a part-time basis. Over their four-year postgraduate journey to fully-qualified status as an architect, the apprentice will progress through a combination of work-based training and university study.

The course will include the development of designs and design strategies with regards to wider urban and landscape concerns in central London and beyond. These designs will address the integration of social, cultural and economic as well as environmental and sustainable concerns, preparing apprentices for their futures as architects working in the profession and other parts of the construction industry, both locally and internationally. Apprentices will learn to work collaboratively and collectively and be able to critically analyse a given situation in order to contribute to appropriate solutions.

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to start or enhance a career – they allow the apprentice to be employed and to be paid, whilst learning and gaining a qualification in their chosen occupational area. If you're an employer, apprenticeships can also help enhance your business by utilising your levy to recruit an apprentice who can have a positive impact on your organisation.

Where this course can take you

Completion of the Architect Apprenticeship Standard and subsequent registration with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) allows the graduate to practise with the title of Architect in the United Kingdom and European community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Level 4 Process and Proposal 
  • Design Level 4 Subject and Context 
  • Applied Technology in Architecture 
  • Design Thesis Project: Specialisation and Proposition
  • Design Thesis Project: Resolution 
  • Advocacy: Practice Beyond Aesthetics
  • Integrated Design Study

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although we don't strictly have a closing date for applications, places on the courses are offered on a first come first served basis. 


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The apprentice will be required to have:

  • a good degree in architecture
  • passed RIBA / ARB Part 1
  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4, or equivalent Level 2 qualification (you'll be asked to evidence your grade with a certificate)
  • the ability to demonstrate talent as a designer and the motivation to complete the course successfully
  • already be employed as an apprentice at an architectural practice
  • agreed the terms of this apprenticeship with their employer prior to applying

For those with an Education Health and Care plan (EHC) or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and Maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. For those for whom British Sign Language is their primary language, British Sign Language qualifications are accepted as an alternative to English qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 GBP per year during 48 months.

Fees covered by the Government Apprenticeship Levy (subject to availability)

Living costs for City of London

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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