Welcome to the ARC-ex School of Architecture.


ARC-ex is a privately funded School of Architecture which is dedicated solely to the delivery of Part 3 in Architecture.

Our one year course entitles you to attain your Architects Registration Board (ARB) Number which is an essential requirement to practice architecture in UK and NI.

Once you have your ARB Number you will be able to register as
a Chartered Member with professional membership bodies in the UK such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) and Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW).

The ARC-ex Part 3 course is fully prescribed by the ARB and annually monitored by them.


Course Structure

The course runs over each calendar year from Easter through the summer and consists of 14 fully-online lecture days, a written examination taken in your own office and an online oral interview in November. The lecture days are hosted on alternate Fridays and some Saturdays where there is more content to deliver.

  • Lecture Content
  • Planning Legislation
  • Building Control Legislation
  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Cost Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Appointments
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Interview Technique
  • Practice Administration
  • Legal Framework
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Liability
  • Public Procurement

The course delivers all content and more required by the ARB to meet the criteria for qualification.

The course offers additional private tuition over and above the normal course delivery for those who choose to augment the lecture content further.



The course costs £2,050 which includes the following:

Registration Fee: £350

Course Fee: £1,650

Examination Fee: £200

Upon receipt of your successful submission for application to the course, payment for the registration and course fee are due. This allows ARC-ex to assign you a Professional Studies Advisor (PSA) for the duration of the course.



Application to enrol

Our general entry suggestion is that you already have a UK-based Part 1 and 2, but this is not a prerequisite.

Once you apply to the ARB for your Registration Number, they will require written evidence of your Parts 1 and 2 and it is up to you to provide them with this information.



Contact Details

Director – Neil Mathews
T: +44(0)7739 808315

E: info@arcex.co.uk