Accelerate your technical skills and knowledge to complete your APC and support you career in Valuation and Commercial Property
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Highly relevant and beneficial to professionals working in finance functions or departments who use valuation reports as part of their decision-making process (for example, approving mortgage applications, business acquisitions, mergers or sales), this course provides comprehensive insight into the day to day tasks required.
This membership acceleration course has been designed to evolve technical skills and knowledge needed for professionals who work in valuation or commercial property 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 (Valuation and Commercial Property channels only), delegates will be able to access a wealth of information to support their learning.
This course will be delivered as an online learning course which includes a blend of technical modules, membership masterclasses and consolidation sessions. Each module will take approximately 3-4 weeks to complete. The consolidation sessions will review the module content, provide further context and practical application.
The membership masterclasses will focus on all key activities of the membership assessment process. There is an end of course assessment and separate Professional Ethics for RICS Members assessment too.
This course includes technical modules, competency masterclasses and APC process content broken down into the following 10 modules:
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of application of the core requirements of property inspection, in particular:
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the core requirements of application of measurement of land & property, in particular:
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the preparation and provision of properly researched valuation advice, made in accordance with the appropriate valuation standards, to enable clients to make informed decisions regarding real estate, in particular:
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the role of development appraisals in residential and commercial development, in particular:
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the market for leasehold by demonstrating an understanding of working for both landlord and tenant considering the whole transactional market for property, in particular:
Demonstrate an understanding of the range of finance available, how this is sourced and how this may be used to assist with property investment and development scenarios, in particular:
Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the key principles of investment management theory and practice; the asset management expertise and knowledge across a broad range of sectors; their application in a strategic context, in particular:
Delegates are assessed through an online multiple-choice question examination 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 to assess delegates understanding of the subject.
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.