In a changing world, learning shouldn’t stop after Part 3. In fact, it should never stop. That’s why we are reclaiming the CPD and training landscape and developing our ground-breaking Part 4 programme: modular learning experiences for professional practice.

Starting in May, these innovative, modular courses (half a day a week over 4-6 weeks) will be delivered in-person at the LSA premises and seek to reclaim the CPD and training landscape as a truly educational tool. 

The programme will ultimately save practices time and resources by providing a one-stop shop for their staff training and development, help practitioners meet regulatory requirements and further develop their skills and competencies.

We have teamed up with subject-specific experts and a wide range of practitioners from across the built environment to develop the programme. Carrying the school’s ethos of its Part 2 programme into the new Part 4, the courses will place design at the heart of its learning experiences. 

These design-focused learning opportunities will answer specifically to:

      • ARB’s beefed-up powers under the Building Safety Act to monitor ongoing competency
      • RIBA’s Mandatory Core Competencies for Chartered Membership.

The first course beginning in May is called Design For Life? Fire Safety and Property Resilience and will focus on:

      • Health and Life Safety (RIBA Mandatory Core Competency)
      • Fire and Life Safety (ARB requirement)
      • Property Protection and Resilience (extending beyond the current regulatory frameworks)

We will then follow up with further courses including:

      • Meeting EDI, Social Value and similar requirements in Procurement Processes
      • Social Heritage, Community Use and Heritage-Led Regeneration (with the Architectural Heritage Fund) 

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Our Industry Partners

Fire Health and Safety – Arita Morris (CGL Architects), Helena Rivera (A Small Studio), Ian Abley (Technical Consultant to Riscauthority, part of the Fire Protection Association), Paul Hyett (Vickery Hyett), Paul Bussey (AHMM)

Heritage – Esther Robinson Wild (Robinson Wild Consulting), Ewan Cassell (Arc Design Studio), James Pockson (IDK), Maria-Elena Calderon (North York moors National Park Authority, Clare Richards and David Souden (Footwork Trust), Miriam Kelly (Site Office) and Kelcey Wilson-Lee (AHF)

EDI – Marsha Ramroop (Building People/Unheard Voice, former Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the RIBA), Juliet Sakyi Ansah (Black in Architecture), Teri Okoro (Toca & ARB),  Jerome Tusi (Kent School of Architecture and Planning) and Harriet Powell (GLA). 
Practice Seed Supporters  – Weston Williamson, HTA, AHMM, TP Bennett, Donald Insall, Allies and Morison, Buckley Gray Yeoman, Barr Gazetas.