RICS APC: Presentation and Interview Skills

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

This one-day intensive and practical course is designed to hone presentation and interview skills for the final Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) assessment of professional competence (APC).

This course is for all pathways and will include mock interviews with feedback from experienced APC panel members and tips for the final assessment. You can combine it with our Technical Preparation Course (Property Pathways) to form a two-day course.

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, residential and valuation pathways.

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Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
17 September 2016 1 day Saturday 9am–5pm £225 Closed

Course content

You will gain an understanding of:

  • practical interview techniques
  • advice on handouts
  • how to keep eye contact
  • preparation for the RICS final assessment
  • approach to answering questions
  • approach to different competency levels
  • common RICS ethical questions asked at the APC final interview

Teaching and learning methods

The course will be delivered using a formal lecture, interactive questions and answers, and presentations and feedback in small groups.

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

  • sharing experiences with colleagues
  • case studies
  • debate and discussion
  • presentation and feedback

By the end of this course you will:

  • have confidence in your APC case study presentation
  • have confidence in how to approach both easy and difficult APC questions
  • be aware of typical ethics-based APC questions

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 7.5 hours of formal continuing professional development. A certificate of attendance will be available after the course.