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APC Acceleration Course for Project Management

This course accelerates your APC process to become an RICS professional project manager.

Sat 14 Dec 2019 - Sat 25 Apr 2020
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
RICS Hong Kong Office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre , 183 Queen's Road East , Wanchai, Hong Kong
135 hours CPD

Early bird discount is available until 08 November 2019



In this course, you will be guided in your progress to fulfil the required competencies of the project management pathway. There are three learning channels for each core competency: technical training, how to demonstrate your competency for assessment, and personalised feedback on your summaries of experience from the APC assessors. At the end of the course is a mock interview workshop with an RICS Lisensed Assessor Trainer.

Who is this course for?

  • Quantity surveying APC candidates who want to fast-track their progress.
  • Surveyors from other backgrounds who wish to become chartered as quantity surveying professionals.
  • Other professionals in the built environment (eg architects, engineers, and construction and project managers) who want to become chartered quantity surveyors by taking the APC pathway to become RICS professionals.)

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Course structure

Delivered over five months, this course outlines the practices and core principles of project management across six content modules. Each module covers a competency required by the profession and uses a blended style of online study. Through a mixture of learning content and interactive sessions, delegates will gain a thorough grounding of the required technical knowledge of each competency. There will also be a face-to-face consolidation session to demonstrate your knowledge of each competency and a personal feedback from an assessor on your summary of experience.


  • Session 1 - 14 December 2019
  • Session 2 - 4 January 2020
  • Session 3 - 14 March 2020
  • Session 4 - 28 March 2020
  • Session 5 - 25 April 2020

All dates start at 9:30am and end at 5:30pm (Hong Kong time).

Learning methods

Each content module comprises the following learning methods to support and enhance the learners’ needs in gaining knowledge throughout the course programme:

E-learning sessions

The online technical e-learning sessions provide you with a detailed overview of the principles and methodologies covered within each module. These are created by highly experienced trainers to give the core competencies of quantity surveying practice.

Reading materials

Further your study and understanding of the methodologies with the directed reading material. Sourced from textbooks and articles, these readings support your development throughout the course programme.

Face-to-face sessions

The face-to-face sessions consolidate your learning from the modules. Here you will have a chance to meet the course tutor and to ask any questions directly.

Case studies

Technical case studies provide you with examples of practice, within these case studies you will be able to practice the theory taught within the module. Your responses will be shared within the online forums.

Online forum

Each module has a dedicated forum to provide you with constant access to your tutor and a shared learning area with fellow delegates. Creating a dedicated learning environment you will be able to partake in topic discussion and share you learning with lots of other people from all over the world.

End-of-module quizzes

At the end of each module is a short quiz, to check your understanding of the content and to help track your progress.

Summaries of experience for assessor feedback

Quantity surveying assessor will review your summary of experience for each competency and give personalised feedback strengths and weaknesses.

About the trainer

Dr Stanley Chow FRICS, Ph.D., FHKIS, RPS(QS), RCE(PRC), BSc (Hons), MSc

Stanley has over 20 years' experience in the construction industry, especially in the field of quantity surveying and cost control, which includes professional consultancy and property developers.

Dr Chow is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He is also the Registered Professional Surveyor in the Quantity Surveying Division of Hong Kong Surveyors Registration Board (RPS(QS)) and Registered Cost Engineer of China (RCE(PRC)).

He is a Chairman of Assessors of APC panels of RICS in Shanghai and works as a tutor for the RICS Training Hub in Hong Kong.

Mr KC Chang MRICS, Director, KCI Management Consultancy Limited

Mr Chang has been a chartered quantity surveyor since 1992 and has been involved in the profession for over 30 years. During this period, Mr Chang has held senior positions in leading construction companies and has setup his own business.

Mr Chang specialises in providing contractual advice to construction clients and has been involved in arbitration, mediation and litigations on construction disputes.

Before setting up his own business in 2005, he worked as a quantity surveying manager for a large contractor in Hong Kong, where he was extensively involved in heavy civil engineering projects. He is currently a member of the RICS Hong Kong Board and acts as an RICS APC Assessor.


Group booking discount

  • Group of two: 5% off
  • Group of three: 8% off
  • Group of four plus: 10% off

Please contact Mr Peter Au at +852 2116 9719 or email if you wish to enjoy the group booking discount

  • Early bird discount RICS Professionals / APC Candidates
    Expires on 08 November 2019 HK$15000
  • Non RICS Professionals
    Expires on 08 November 2019 HK$18000
  • Standard fee RICS Professionals HK$17000
  • Non RICS Professionals HK$20000
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