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APC - Preparing for Your Case Study - two-part series

Structuring your case study can be a challenge! Ensure you have clarity around the requirements and learn how to demonstrate evidence in line with the RICS competency framework for your best chance of success.

Mon 11 Nov 2019
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
4.5 hours formal CPD

Dates for Part 1 & 2 :      Sept: 20 & 27 / Nov: 11 & 18

£94 + VAT


The Case study is your opportunity to demonstrate your range of skills and competencies on an important project, and is a key component of your APC submission. It is also a major part of the final assessment, and with the right tools it can be approached with confidence.

By the end of the course you will appreciate the role of the case study in the final assessment of your membership credentials.  You will learn about how to choose a suitable case study, structure the report, what to include and how to use industry language to demonstrate your competencies. Using best practice examples presented by an APC assessor you’ll identify the most common mistakes and how they can be avoided. 

Pre-reading in between the sessions will generate discussion and help you to thoroughly understand the process. In order to give you confidence in the knowledge you gain during the course, you will be able to test yourself through quizzes, polls and chat activities and have plenty of opportunity to interact with the trainer and other candidates. You’ll also be set an activity to complete between parts 1 and 2, so you can apply the skills you learn in part 1 to your day to day role and review how this went with the assessor in part 2.

Who should attend?

All APC and Associate candidates

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the role of the case study in the overall assessment
  • Identify what assessors will be looking for
  • Articulate the key attributes of a project likely to make a good topic
  • Recognise the content requirements and layout of the Case Study and what is expected from candidates 
  • Identify the common pitfalls to enable you to successfully create your effective case study
  • Use industry language to demonstrate your competency


Course Content

Part 1

  • APC refresher information
  • Preparation and choosing a project
  • Writing the case study
  • Part 1- Introduction
  • Part 2 - My approach
  • Part 3 - My achievements
  • Part 4 - Conclusion
  • Appendices

Part 2

  • Key things to remember
  • Report writing
  • Pitfalls
  • Rules of Conduct
  • Further support

Course format

  • Pre-reading– get yourself up to speed on knowledge needed so you can focus on developing skills in the classroom
  • Part 1 – presentation material and regular interactive elements will show you key skills needed and how to apply them. Close with an open Q&A with your trainer to check any outstanding queries you may have. 
  • Set activities – work on activities set by the trainer in between parts 1 and 2, helping you to apply skills learnt in your day to day role 
  • Part 2 – return to discuss with your peers and trainer, experiences and challenges. Continue developing skills through presentations and interactive elements, ending with an open Q&A for any outstanding questions.

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£94 + VAT