RICS APC: Dispute Resolution

LocationMarylebone, Central London

This evening class prepares you for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) assessment of professional competence (APC), focusing on dispute resolution.

It will provide an overview with practical examples of the major elements of handling dispute resolution, including understanding different forms of resolution process, and how to present cases as advocate or expert witness both in writing and orally. We will cover important matters that often arise at the APC.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for you if you are undertaking the RICS APC final assessment on commercial property, planning and development, local taxation, quantity surveying and commercial management, project management and building surveying.

The course is also for you if you already have a working understanding in the subject area but would like to undertake formal continuing professional development, refreshing or enhancing your skills.

Course content

The course will provide you with a technical, professional and practical outlook on the subject matter. It will support those undertaking the local taxation, valuation, landlord and tenant, and property management competencies of the APC.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • presenting cases to:
    • arbitration
    • adjudication
    • mediation
    • tribunals
    • courts
  • reaching negotiated settlements
  • differences between acting as an independent expert and advocate

Teaching and learning methods

We will use a wide variety of learning methods and techniques including:

  • sharing experiences with colleagues
  • case studies
  • debate and discussion
  • presentation
  • self-directed reading and research
  • reflection
  • evaluation

By the end of this course you will:

  • understand different types of dispute resolution
  • be aware of how to present cases to third parties
  • understand the differences between an expert witness and advocate

The knowledge and understanding gained from this course will help you demonstrate both a technical understanding and practical appreciation of how the topic matter is used in the surveying profession.

The programme counts for two hours of formal continuing professional development. A certificate of attendance will be available after the course.