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APC Supervisor and Counsellor Guide

If you are supervising or counselling trainees through their APC, this invaluable course will help you to understand the process and how you can best provide the support which they need.

Half-day course

Tue 4 Jun 2019
09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Novotel London Waterloo, 113 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7LS
3 hours formal CPD
£100.8 + VAT


This training will walk you through each stage of the process, articulate your role as a supervisor or counsellor and describe the way you can best support your candidates to confidently progress through the different stages. 

You will learn how to differentiate between competency levels and show candidates how to demonstrate their competence in writing as well as during their interview. Furthermore, you will be shown how to break down the assessors questioning style and demonstrate how this will be used during the final assessment.

With the help of a highly experienced assessor you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and put your knowledge into practice through interactive exercises.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the different stages of the APC process
  • Identify the role, responsibilities and requirements of the supervisor, the counsellor and the assessor
  • Differentiate between competency levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Illustrate what the RICS expects the trainee to be able to demonstrate at the Final Assessment and what they need to do to prepare
  • Explain what the assessors are looking for during the Final Assessment
  • Demonstrate the assessors questioning styles

Course programme

  • APC walk through
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Competencies
  • Final Assessment templates
  • Case study
  • Assessors perspective
  • Candidate competency
  • Final Assessment
  • Rules of conduct
  • Support & resources

Who should attend

  • Supervisors
  • Counsellors
  • Other individuals who are involved in supporting trainees to develop their competencies
  • Candidate Training Managers


What's included

  • Course Workbook
  • Refreshments 
  • Certificate of training course attendance


There are no course pre-requisites for this course. However, to aid and improve your learning experience at the course, please read before hand and bring a copy with you of the following documents:

  • APC Candidate Guide
  • APC Requirements and Competencies Guide
  • Supervisor & Counsellor Guide
  • APC Pathway Guide
  • It would be worth bringing along a copy of your candidate's final assessment templates to refer to during the training.


  • Standard £112 + VAT
  • Early Bird - 10% off May course
    Book before 28 March £100.8 + VAT
  • Early Bird - 10% off June course in Manchester
    Book before 25 April £100.8 + VAT
  • Early Bird - 10% off June course in Birmingham
    Book before 30 April £100.8 + VAT
  • Early Bird - 10% off July course
    Book before 11 June £100.8 + VAT
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William Heneker FRICS, Director, Lamberts Chartered Surveyors on 19/12/2017

"This course should be mandatory for Counsellors to attend before they are able to sign off APC candidates."

Highly recommend

Simon Lawrence on 21/11/2017

"The Becoming a Supervisor or Counsellor course enabled me to consider the process from a different angle and taught me some useful tips for planning the process with my candidate; I would highly recommend the course."

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£100.8 + VAT