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APC Prep Day

A vital course for APC candidates helping you to understand the APC process, equipping you with the skills to demonstrate competencies and preparing you for the final assessment.

Tue 11 Jun 2019
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NJ
6 hours CPD
£110 + VAT


Providing you with comprehensive guidance, the APC Prep Day will take you step-by-step through each stage of your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

Delivered by our expert trainers who are APC Assessors and Mentors, this course has a unique mix of informative sessions and pathway-based workshops, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate practical training and experience.

Covering each key assessment requirement and offering a valuable chance to seek out advice, the day will provide vital opportunities to develop improved understanding of the APC process: including a live mock interview and opportunities to submit questions or network with delegates and our expert trainers.

You’ll also hear from a recently passed candidate sharing their experience of the APC process and how they prepared for the final assessment.

Ensure you are ready for the final assessment and closer to becoming RICS qualified by attending this extensive, interactive and insightful day.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Apply your understanding of the APC process to prepare for the final assessment
  • Identify your required pathway competencies and demonstrate those competencies in your written submission and final assessment interview
  • Identify the different types of CPD learning accepted and the amount of CPD hours required for your APC submission

Morning session

09:00  Registration and refreshments

09:30  Chair’s opening remarks

09:40  Welcome and the day ahead

09:50  The process – interpretation of the Candidate’s Guide

  • Overview of the APC and the ARC
  • Terminology, principles and processes including practical advice

10:00  Workshop 1: “Getting to know you” workshop
Individual workshop based on specific pathways

  • Property & Valuation
  • Building Surveying
  • Construction & Quantity Surveying
  • Project Management

10:30  Feedback from the workshops

10:40  Networking & refreshment break

11:00  Ethics and standards

  • RICS objectives
  • Professional and Ethical Standards explained with examples
  • Regulating for compliance and the support and guidance available

11:30 The APC Case Study

  • Outlining the purpose of the APC case study
  • Content, format, concepts and principles
  • Preparation and points to watch

12:00  The APC presentation

  • Why a presentation and what is expected of you
  • Practical hints and tips to get the message across effectively
  • The importance of the APC templates

12:30 Networking lunch

Afternoon Session

13:20  The Interview – assessors’ expectations

  • What are you assessed on?
  • Room layout and procedures
  • Level of questioning and advice for on the day

13:40  Live mock interview
Designed to help you understand the process of the interview, provide you with the type of questions you could be faced with and increase your confidence in preparation for the final interview.

14:20  Q&A
Put your questions to the trainers

14:40  Introduction to workshops
Individual workshop based on specific pathways.

14:50  Networking & refreshment break

15:00  Workshop 2: Competencies
This workshop will focus on:

  • Competency levels
  • Achieving your goals as set out on page 4 of the Candidate’s guide
  • Ethical standards and Ethical scenario

15:40  Feedback from the workshops
Good practice checklist to take away and think about – refreshments available during the workshop.

16:00  Lifelong learning

  • CPD requirements
  • Formal and informal CPD learning
  • Managing your CPD
  • Sources and guidance

16:30  Chair’s closing remarks and event close.


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“The course was a blessing, it was a great insight and I can now go ahead in the right direction.” Samir Khan

“Really informative course and well presented. I found it very useful especially running through the requirements of the case study and mock interview. Would recommend everyone looking to sit their APC attends this course.” Louisa Henr

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