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APC Accelerated Learning: Commercial Real Estate

This Accelerated Learning course has been designed to evolve technical skills and knowledge needed for professionals who work in Commercial Real Estate and covers professional ethics and core competencies.

Session Duration:
12 months
90 hours CPD

£1375 + VAT


Are you taking the APC on the Commercial Real Estate pathway?

Written and taught by practicing professionals and APC assessors, this course has been designed by RICS to help you on your journey to becoming a chartered surveyor.~

It includes technical skills and knowledge needed for professionals who work in Commercial Real Estate 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 (Commercial Real Estate channel only), delegates will be able to access a wealth of information to support their learning.

Ideal for: 

  • All Commercial Real Estate APC candidates who want to accelerate their learning

  • Professionals from other backgrounds who wish to become chartered as Commercial property/Commercial Real Estate members

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key stages and the requirements of the APC process
  • Understand best practice for Commercial Real Estate as defined by RICS’ standards.
  • Demonstrate high standard knowledge on the Core competencies for the RICS Commercial Real Estate Pathway. Including: Inspection, Measurement, Valuation, Development Appraisals, Letting and Leasing, Property Finance and Funding.
  • Explain the mandatory competencies during your Assessment interview.
  • Be more confident in how to write your summary of experience.
  • Prepare your case study and presentation for submission, or identify in which areas you need to gain further experience, knowledge or skills to be able to submit.

Course content

This course includes technical modules, competency masterclasses and APC process content broken down into the following modules:

Introduction module: Understanding the APC
Module 1:  Inspection
Module 2:  Measurement
Module 3:  Valuation
Module 4:  Development Appraisals
Module 5:  Letting and Leasing
Module 6:  Property Finance and Funding
Module 7:  Mandatory Competency Demonstration
Module 8:  Getting Qualified
Module 9:  Revision and end of course assessment


This course will be delivered as a distance learning course which includes a blend of technical modules, consolidation sessions and membership masterclasses.

Each technical 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.

What delegates get

  • Technical Commercial Real Estate training
  • APC process and competency masterclasses
  • Access to our industry-leading online library isurv (Commercial Real Estate channel only)
  • 200 study hours available
  • Upon passing the online multiple-choice question assessment delegates will be awarded with a RICS Certification of Completion


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