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APC Accelerated Learning: Residential

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


In this course, we will cover the core skills required by residential chartered surveyors, focussing on core competencies identified by RICS’ industry expertise. This includes the principles and best practice related to activities like inspecting properties, valuing properties, letting and leasing and many more.

In addition, the course will support professionals throughout the membership assessment process and activities, including RICS mandatory competencies, the case study and the final assessment.

Delegates will submit technical case studies and receive feedback and support from a RICS Assessor, simplifying the process and preparation for their final assessment to become chartered.

This course will steer the learners in the right direction to become a Chartered Surveyor in Residential pathway.

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.

You can enrol on this course at any time.

Who is this course for? 

  • APC candidates in the residential pathway

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Articulate the different stages of the APC process and what you need to do
  • Complete the templates for the APC Mandatory competencies with the right level of detail
  • Understand the types of questions you may be asked at final assessment
  • Recognise the content requirements and layout of the Case Study and what is expected from candidates  
  • Find out how residential properties are valued, and what can affect that value
  • Learn how to apply valuation methods, inspection and measurement techniques
  • Learn to recognise common defects and issues around housing maintenance, repairs and improvements.
  • Assess how the residential letting market works and what legal compliance is required
  • Analyse how to improve and maintain residential property
  • Evaluate how to manage a residential property portfolio
  • Demonstrate the competencies in your written submission and final assessment interview


  • Introduction Module: Understand the APC
  • Module 1: Inspection & Measurement
  • Module 2: Building Pathology
  • Module 3: Valuation
  • Module 4: Leasing/Letting
  • Module 5: Housing maintenance, repair and improvements
  • Module 6: Property Management
  • Module 7: Mandatory competencies
  • Module 8: Getting Qualified
  • Revision Module: Course revision and exam


Upon completion of all technical modules, you will take a program examination to test knowledge. A certificate of completion will be awarded after passing the end of course assessment.

Please be aware that this is a professional training course, aimed to give you the practical knowledge you need to succeed in your APC. It is not an accreditation and does not lead directly to membership of RICS, or to becoming a registered surveyor.

£1395 + VAT