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APC: Preparing for case study and final assessment

This course will provide helpful tips for APC candidates going through their case study and final assessment processes.

Wed 12 Dec 2018 - Wed 19 Dec 2018
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
RICS office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
6 hours CPD



All candidates must submit a written submission around a case study that demonstrates their competence in meeting professional requirements and attend a final Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) interview.

This course is designed to help candidates who will take their final APC assessment within one year with their case study and final interview.

Meet the trainer


Gary is an RICS APC Assessor and General Manager of Property Management at  Shui On Properties Management Ltd.

He worked in real estate services for more than 30 years in property management, maintenance, building surveying and project management.

He has served on the councils of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), Surveyors Registration Board (SRB), Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management (HKIFM) and Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies (HKAPMC) and is currently the Vice President of HKAPMC, Vice President of HKIFM, Honorary Treasurer of SRB (2012-2015), Honorary Treasurer of HKIS (2011-2013) and Past Chairman (2009-2011) of HKIS PFMD.

Course structure

This course consists of two modules.

Module one: Preparing for the case study

A well-structured written submission demonstrates professionalism, appreciation and understanding of RICS standards and a readiness for membership. The case study provides an opportunity for professionals to demonstrate skills and competencies around important projects. With the right tools and training, this key component of the APC submission can be easily approached with considerable confidence.

This module focuses on:

  • how to choose a suitable case study.
  • analysing structural requirements of the final assessment.
  • critical elements vital to a report.
  • incorporating core standards of the RICS qualification to achieve consistency and credibility.

Upon the completion of this module, delegates will gain an appreciation of case studies and roles they play in the final assessment of the membership accreditation.

Module two: Preparing for the final assessment

The final assessment is made up of two components, the written submission and the professional interview. Representing the culmination of experience gained from hard work and competencies achieved, this is the final step for professionals to become fully-fledged RICS professionals.

The module focusses on prerequisites and updates for the final assessment:

  • How assessments are conducted.
  • Approaches assessors use in making their decisions.
  • Expectations for professionals.

With sufficient preparation, candidates will be able to complete all areas of assessment with confidence rather than be held back in trepidation.