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APC Accelerated Learning: Quantity Surveying

Join our 10 month support program that is specifically designed for APC candidates to give candidates the best chance of passing final assessment.

Course Duration:
10 months
90 hours CPD

£1395 + VAT


This online program has been designed to support you through your APC by providing both technical training that can be applied to your day-to-day role and APC training that will help prepare you for different stages of the APC, including the case study and final assessment. 

You will get support from your course tutor who will help simplify the process and provide guidance when you are preparing for your case study and final assessment.

As part of the program you will get access to our industry-leading online library; isurv that you can use to access relevant information to help your learning. 

Ideal for

  • All Quantity Surveying APC candidates who want to accelerate their learning
  • Professionals from other backgrounds who wish to become chartered as quantity surveying members


Over 10 months this program is delivered solely online so you can fit it in to suit you. There is a blend of technical modules, APC web classes and consolidation sessions.

Overall, there are ten modules that take approximately 3-4 weeks to complete and the consolidation sessions summarise the module and what was covered, provide further context and teaches you how to apply it in your day job. Each module covers examples on how to demonstrate the level of competencies required by assessors during your interview. Aswell as a technical case study that is reviews by an APC assessor in order to prepare you for your final assessment.

When you have completed all modules there is an assessment that covers what you have learnt and a Professional Ethics for RICS Members assessment too.


The need for chartered quantity surveyors is significant. By 2020 an estimated £18 billion is predicted to be spent on construction projects across key developing markets, therefore having the skills to meet this global demand is essential.

With an increased focus on effective cost management, as well as the environment and sustainability in construction projects, there is high demand to provide a cost management service to the construction industry.


  • 1 - Course introduction

    • The role of the RICS and its professionals
    • Introduction to the real estate lifecycle
    • Understanding the APC


    2 - Construction technology and environmental services

    • Alternative elemental options and sustainability
    • Construction technology for domestic buildings and more complex buildings
    • Environmental services for domestic buildings and more complex buildings 


    3 - Procurement and tendering

    • Procurement routes
    • Tendering and negotiation processes
    • Production of tender documents
    • Ancillary processes such as partnering and framework agreements


    4 – Design economics, cost planning and commercial management of construction

    • Factors affecting the cost of a building and its elements
    • Cost planning and the financial control of projects
    • Source of cost data and adjustments for location, specification, time and market forces
    • Whole life cycle costing


    5 – Quantification and costing of construction works

    • Quantification of construction works (including both measurement and definition)
    • Process of costing of the construction works
    • Use of BIM in undertaking Quantity Surveying activities on a project


    6 - Construction law and standard forms of contract

    • Legal systems and the framework for the operation of construction contracts
    • Contractual mechanisms and procedures relevant to financial management of a project
    • Considering other common contractual mechanisms


    7 - Project financial control and reporting

    • Control of costs during the construction phase of a project
    • Reporting and forecasting of costs during the construction phase
    • Principles of contingencies/risk allowances
    • Applying cash flows in financial management

    8 – Mandatory competencies masterclasses

    • Business Skills
    • Soft Skills

    9 - Course revision and APC Getting Qualified

    • Course revision
    • Preparing for your Case Study
    • Preparing for the Final Assessment


    10 – End of course assessment and Professional Ethics

    • Online examination
    • Professional Ethics for RICS Members

Completion of program

The end assessment is online and made up of multiple-choice questions, on successful completion you will receive a RICS Certificate of Completion.
This program will leave you feeling confident about the APC process and what is expected of you, have increased technical knowledge that will help you strive in your job and give you the best chance of passing your final assessment.
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.

What delegates get

  • Technical Quantity Surveying training
  • APC process and competency masterclasses
  • Access to our industry-leading online library isurv (Construction only)
  • RICS Certification of Completion

£1395 + VAT