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APC: Case Study Essentials

Knowing how to write a good case study is important for your APC submission. This course will teach you how to demonstrate evidence in-line with the RICS competency framework and ensure clarity around the new case study requirements to set yourself up for success.

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Session Duration:
90 minutes
Fri 11 Jan 2019
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
1.5 hours formal CPD


Course overview

Learn how to structure a case study to demonstrate your knowledge and skills for your APC submission.

An APC Assessor will guide you through best practice examples for writing case studies. You will look at common mistakes and how they can be avoided to reduce risk of referral. Once complete, you will be able to effectively write your own experiences against the RICS Way to ensure you have the best chance of success.

Who Should Attend

Suitable for all APC candidates, regardless of pathway.

Why Attend?

To develop skills in creating a strong and effective case study submission in line with the new APC approach.


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.

About this course

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the common pitfalls to enable you to successfully create an effective case study
  • Use industry language to demonstrate your competency
  • 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 


In this web class, we will cover:

  • 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


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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