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RIBA Conservation Course

Do you have a passion for conservation architecture? Do you want to develop specialist knowledge, skills and connections in the field? Are you interested in taking a route onto the RIBA Conservation Register?

The RIBA Conservation Course is an important step on the ladder towards a specialism in conservation. It will provide you with a framework of knowledge and understanding to support your decision making process on projects and enable you to apply for recognition of your skills within the RIBA and other Conservation Accreditation Schemes.

RIBA Conservation Course 2016, day 4 site visit to York Minster

Who is the course for?

The RIBA Conservation Course takes place over four days and is aimed at architects and other construction professionals who:

  • wish to develop their specialism in conservation architecture
  • want to develop practical knowledge and skills in conservation
  • wish to refresh their knowledge or formalise learning from experience in the field
  • need to provide evidence to support their application onto the RIBA Conservation Register and other accredited schemes

The RIBA Advanced Conservation Course is aimed at architects and other built environment professionals who have attended the RIBA four day Conservation Course or other conservation courses, and wish to progress their specialism in conservation.

Course content and structure

RIBA Conservation Course covers:

  • Day 1 Philosophy and ethics
  • Day 2 Practical conservation in context
  • Day 2 Practical conservation in context
  • Day 4 Site visits and the RIBA accreditation application process

RIBA Advanced Conservation Course includes:

  • Day 1 Conservation Procedures
  • Day 2 Structure, Construction & Services

RIBA Conservation Course 2020

RIBA Advanced Conservation Course 2020

Conservation Register workshops 2020

*The event in Chester is part of the RIBA Residential Conservation Course. This event provides you with the opportunity to attend both the RIBA Conservation Course and RIBA Advanced Conservation Course in six consecutive days, including accommodation and meals, with the option of choosing to attend only one of the courses. Please see Residential Conservation Course course factsheet.

For more information on the RIBA Conservation Course and Advanced Conservation Course content, structure and outcomes, please see Conservation Course course factsheet and Advanced Conservation Course course factsheet


Course fees

RIBA Conservation Course:

  • RIBA members £412 + VAT
  • Non members £824 +VAT

RIBA Advanced Conservation Course:

  • RIBA members £268 + VAT
  • Non members £536 + VAT

RIBA Residential Conservation Course:

Modules 1-4

  • RIBA members- DD rate £412 + VAT
  • Non members - DD rate £798 + VAT

Modules 5-6

  • RIBA members- DD rate £268 + VAT
  • Non members - DD rate £433 + VAT

RIBA Conservation Register half-day workshop:

  • RIBA members £47 + VAT
  • Non members £94 + VAT

If you would like to see this course delivered in your region, please contact CPD Programme team, or call +44(0)207 307 3848.

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