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APC Submission: 3 Course Bundle

Proper development of your summary of experience and case study submission is an integral part of exemplifying your knowledge and skills for your APC submission.

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Course Duration:
90 minutes
Fri 14 Dec 2018
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
1.5 hours formal CPD


Course Overview

In these best practice courses, facilitated by an RICS APC assessor, you will receive critical feedback that will enable you to demonstrate your competencies.  This is a three-part series that will equip you with the necessary preparations to successfully gain your professional designation.  By booking all three together on this bundle, you will save 10% on the base rate.

Course 1 - Writing your Summary of Experience

  • How to articulate your skills and experience in written form
  • Written styles against the RICS Way
  • What assessors expect from summary of experience
  • Common pitfalls in written communication
  • Good and bad examples of writing competencies at levels 1 and 2 and how to define 3 in written form

To find out more about this course, visit the course page here.

Course 2 - Case Study Essentials

  • What is the purpose of the Case Study?
  • How to analyze the right project to demonstrate your competence and experience
  • Identify effective writing styles to demonstrate your competence
  • Top tips for preparing and completing your Case Study
  • Practical examples and discussion

To find out more about this course, visit the course page here.

Course 3 - Final Assessment Interview

  • Understanding the purpose of the APC interview
  • Putting together and presenting the ten minute presentation
  • Identifying assessment criteria and how to prepare for it
  • Answering assessors’ questions
  • Top tips and common mistakes
  • Preparation strategies

To find out more about this course, visit the course page here.


This class will be delivered using PowerPoint slides with discussions and activities integrated throughout to embed your learning. The class will end with an open Q&A session with your instructor.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the web class, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the content requirements and layout of the Case Study and what is expected from candidates
  • Avoid common pitfalls that result in candidate referral
  • Apply best practice measures for completing your Case Study
  • Analyze your own writing style
  • Structure your summary of experience to show your skills and abilities against framework criteria
  • Identify the criteria required by APC for levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Acknowledge the types of experience that are effective demonstrations of a competency
  • Be able to effectively write your summary of experience in line with RICS Way
  • List assessment criteria used by the panel during interviews
  • Discover the key elements to include in your presentation
  • Recognize verbal and non-verbal presentation techniques
  • Identify types of assessment questions and response techniques
  • Structure and deliver interview responses against assessment criteria
  • Demonstrate the correct demeanor and attitude required for RICS membership


Andrew Ainsworth, FRICS

Aecon Group Inc.

Andrew Ainsworth is a construction professional whose expertise and management skills are derived from a diverse range of industries and projects. As the Contracts Advisory Director at Aecon Group Inc., he has comprehensive hands-on experience in Cost Engineering that incorporates cost management; value engineering; project controls management; contract(s) administration as wells as contract dispute claims analyses.

Andrew has been involved in a broad range of domestic and international project types that include tunnels; heavy highway and other civil structures; process and power plants; industrial facilities; as well as commercial buildings. As an RICS assessor he is a panelist for Assessment of Professional Competency (APC) interviews which are the final step in determining whether to award the RICS designation to a candidate.


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