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APC: Writing your Summary of Experience

Your written APC submission is as important as your verbal and presentation skills. This class will help you effectively articulate your experiences, competencies and real case studies to RICS assessors.

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Session Duration:
90 minutes
Fri 14 Dec 2018
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
1.5 hours formal CPD


Course overview

This web class focuses on imparting the knowledge you need to create a strong, defined written submission in line with your pathway and competency requirements. Using a blend of case studies and real-life examples, you will gain the skills to effectively demonstrate your own abilities and attributes against the RICS framework.

Who Should Attend

Suitable for all APC candidates, regardless of pathway.

Why Attend?

To develop skills in creating a strong and effective summary of experience submission in line with the new APC approach.


This class will be delivered using PowerPoint slides with discussions and activities integrated throughout to embed your learning. The class will end with an open Q&A session with your instructor

About this course

Learning Objectives

By the end of the web class, you will be able to:

  • Analyze your own writing style
  • Structure your summary of experience to show your skills and abilities against framework criteria
  • Identify the criteria required by APC for levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Acknowledge the types of experience that effectively demonstrate a competency
  • Be able to effectively write your summary of experience in line with the RICS Way 


In this web class, we will cover:

  • How to articulate your skills and experience in written form
  • Writing the RICS Way
  • What assessors expect from a summary of experience
  • Common pitfalls in written communication
  • Good and bad examples of writing competencies at levels 1 and 2 and how to define 3 in written form


Andrew Ainsworth, FRICS

Aecon Group Inc.

Andrew Ainsworth is a construction professional whose expertise and management skills are derived from a diverse range of industries and projects. As the Contracts Advisory Director at Aecon Group Inc., he has comprehensive hands-on experience in Cost Engineering that incorporates cost management; value engineering; project controls management; contract(s) administration as wells as contract dispute claims analyses.

Andrew has been involved in a broad range of domestic and international project types that include tunnels; heavy highway and other civil structures; process and power plants; industrial facilities; as well as commercial buildings. As an RICS assessor he is a panelist for Assessment of Professional Competency (APC) interviews which are the final step in determining whether to award the RICS designation to a candidate.


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