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APC Blended Course for QS & Construction

This course will guide your progress to fulfil the required competencies of the quantity surveying pathway.

Sat 14 Dec 2019 - Sat 16 May 2020
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
RICS Hong Kong Office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre , 183 Queen's Road East , Wanchai, Hong Kong
200 hours CPD

Group discount available



The need for chartered quantity surveyors is significant. By 2020, a prediction of $18 billion will be spent on construction projects across key developing markets, therefore having the skills meet this global demand is essential.

In this course, you will be guided through the required competencies of the quantity surveying 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 quantity surveying APC assessors.

At the end of the course is an exam to check your understanding of the technical content and a mock interview workshop with a quatity surveying assessor.

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 seven months, this course outlines the practices and core principles of quantity surveying in six content modules. Each module covers a competency required by the profession and using 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 in how to demonstrate your knowledge of each competency and a personal feedback from a quantity surveying assessor on your summary of experience.

Each content module is composed of the following, to support and enhance the learners’ needs in gaining knowledge throughout the course programme.

  • E-learning sessions
  • Reading material
  • Face-to-face sessions
  • Case studies
  • Online forum
  • End-of-module quizzes
  • Assessor feedback


  • Session one: Saturday 14 December 2019
  • Session two: Saturday 4 January 2020
  • Session three: Saturday 8 February 2020
  • Session four: Saturday 22 February 2020
  • Session five: Saturday 14 March 2020
  • Session six: Saturday 28 March 2020
  • Session seven: Saturday 25 April 2020
  • Session eight: Saturday 16 May 2020

Learning methods

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, RICS Licsensed Assessor Trainer, Ph.D., FHKIS, RPS(QS), RCE(PRC), MAIQS, CQS, BSc (Hons), MSc

Dr Chow has 25 years' experience in construction industry, especially in QS and Cost Control field. He received the Ph.D. in Business Administration, Bachelor Degree of Science with Honours in Quantity Surveying and Master Degree of Science in Construction Management and Economics.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (FHKIS). He is also a 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 has worked as the Chairman of Assessors of APC Final Interview Panels of RICS in Shanghai and Hong Kong for 15 years, and now he is one of the four RICS Licensed Assessor Trainers in Hong Kong.

Mr KC Chang FRICS Director, KCI Management Consultancy Ltd

Mr Chang has been a chartered quantity surveyor since 1992 and has been involved in the profession for more than 30 years. During this period, he has held senior positions in leading construction companies as well as certain years running 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 and acted as contract adviser and appointed as expert witness on quantum issues in more than 30 arbitration and litigation cases and delay issues in one arbitration case and one court case.

Before setting up his own business in 2005, Mr Chang worked as a quantity surveying manager for a large contractor in Hong Kong. He has extensive involvement in heavy civil engineering projects. He has also been involved in numerous building projects (including building services systems) providing full scope of quantity surveying services, including estimating and tendering, contract administration, claims preparation and assessment, valuation of variations and final account negotiation and settlement.

Mr Chang is a RICS assessor and was a member of the RICS Hong Kong Board.


Group booking discount

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

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

  • Early bird RICS Professionals
    Expires on 8 November 2019 HK$24000
  • Non RICS Professionals
    Expires on 8 November 2019 HK$27000
  • Standard fee RICS Professionals HK$26000
  • Non RICS Professionals HK$30000
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