RICS APC: Mandatory Competencies

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

This afternoon class prepares you for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) assessment of professional competence (APC), focusing on the mandatory competencies.

Every APC panel is required to assess a number of mandatory competencies and APC candidates from all disciplines must achieve them. This course will provide an overview with practical examples of the mandatory competencies. 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 any of the pathways.

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.

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Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
14 September 2016 4 hours Wednesday 2–6pm £100 Already started

Course content

The course will provide you with a technical, professional and practical outlook on the subject matter.

We will cover th following competencies:

  • conduct rules, ethics and professional practice
  • client care
  • communication and negotiation
  • health and safety
  • accounting principles and procedures
  • business planning
  • conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures
  • data management
  • sustainability
  • team working

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 the main principles of each of the mandatory competencies
  • be aware of some of the typical assessment questions asked about these competencies

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.