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APC Accelerated Learning Program: Building Surveying

Building surveying is one of the largest areas of the surveying practice, and covers a wide range of professional roles. This APC Accelerated Learning course has been designed to evolve the technical skills and knowledge required to become a Chartered Building Surveyor.

Course Duration:
12 Months
Mon 1 Oct 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
200 hours formal CPD
£1375 + VAT


This accelerated learning course has been designed to evolve technical skills and knowledge needed for professionals who work in building surveying and covers professional ethics and core competencies defined in the RICS pathway guide.

In addition, the course will support professionals throughout the membership assessment process and activities. Delegates will receive feedback and support from a RICS Assessor, simplifying the process and preparation for their final assessment to become chartered.

With access to our industry-leading online library isurv included (Building Surveying channel only), delegates will be able to access a wealth of information to support their learning.

This course is ideal for:

  • All Building Surveying APC candidates who want to accelerate their learning
  • Professionals from other backgrounds who wish to become chartered as building surveying members

What will delegates get from this course:

  • Technical quantity surveying training
  • APC process and competency masterclasses
  • Access to our industry-leading online library isurv (Building Surveying channel only)
  • 200 study hours available
  • Upon passing the online multiple-choice question assessment delegates will be awarded with a RICS Certification of Completion

End of course assessments

Delegates are assessed through an online multiple-choice question assessment which takes place in the final quarter of the 12-month programme. There’s also an online test to conclude the Professional Ethics for RICS Members module.

N.B. Completion of these assessments and course will not guarantee receiving RICS membership qualification, this will depend on the result of the final APC assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the different stages of design and construction from inception to completion

  • Determine the appropriate processes of construction and alteration

  • Identify building works and how they relate into different property structures 
  • Establish the appropriate various stages of the design process

  • Recognise the functional requirements and performance of building materials and components

  • Analyse the requirements of a client’s brief, in order to satisfy their requirements

  • Recognise the requirements supporting different types of property inspections

  • Review the different methods of completing property inspections

  • Establish various techniques of carrying out inspections

  • Identify building defects likely to be encountered in typical building surveying

  • Establish the causes of failure, and the likely results of failure, together with recommendations of appropriate remedial

  • Effectively implement administrative procedures necessary for the smooth running of a construction contract

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the contract administrator

  • Recognise the legal/regulatory requirements for surveying

  • Identify health and safety risks in relation to building surveying regulations and guidance

  • Increase confidence on how to write your summaries of experience in order to demonstrate competence

  • Be able to prepare your case study and presentation for submission, or know in which areas your need to gain further experience, knowledge or skills to improve to be able to submit

  • Ready to sit your final assessment interview, or know the areas in which to improve and develop


Course Contents

This course includes technical modules, competency masterclasses and APC process content broken down into the following 10 modules:

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Construction technology and environmental services

Module 3: Design and specification

Module 4: Inspection

Module 5: Building Pathology

Module 6: Contract administration

Module 7: Legal/regulatory compliance

Module 8: Business and Soft Skills

Module 9: Getting Qualified

Module 10: Revision and end of course assessment


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£1375 + VAT