Training and coaching for RICS APC candidates

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APC Pre-Submission Support (UK)

We offer a range of services to support candidates through to the APC submission date, may it be for the Preliminary Review or the final submission. Please note that our company is VAT exempt and we do not charge booking fees so the price you see is the price you pay!  

 

These pre-submission webinars are suitable for all Construction pathways.

 

Please email [email protected] if you have any queries.

Writing your Case Study (1 hour) - £25

This webinar will give you an understanding of what makes good key issue(s) and options for your case study.

We will also explain you how to structure and write your case study to meet the APC requirements and demonstrate your experience and level 3 competencies efficiently.

You will be able to download a detailed template to breakdown the writing of your case study into manageable sections and remain within the wordcount from your first draft, saving you precious editing time.

 

This module is suitable for candidates in all Construction pathways in the UK and the MENA regions.

A link to the latest recording will be made available via our members page once purchase has been completed. Please contact us if you have not received your login details within 24 hours (business days).

TRAINING MODULES

 

Introduction to the APC webinar (1.5 hrs) - £5

This  webinar describes the APC process and deadlines and the assessors' expectations. We also briefly explain each element of the APC submission documents and how to use ARC (Assessment Resource Centre).

 

This module is suitable for candidates in all pathways in the UK and the MENA regions.

A link to the latest recording will be made available via our members page once purchase has been completed. Please contact us if you have not received your login details within 24 hours (business days).

Writing your Summary of Experience (1 hour) - £25

This webinar explains in great details how assessors expect you to complete your Summary of Experience. We also provide examples of good and bad submissions and discuss how you may use your Summary of Experience to lead the assessors towards your strongest areas of knowledge and experience during the interview.

 

This module is suitable for candidates in all Construction pathways in the UK and the MENA regions.

A link to the latest recording will be made available via our members page once purchase has been completed. Please contact us if you have not received your login details within 24 hours (business days).

MENTORING AND DOCUMENTATION REVIEW

 

One-to-one coaching: APC readiness (1 hour) - £90

Are you unsure whether you should apply for this session? Do you wonder whether you qualify for the SPA route? Do you need expert support to identify your competency gaps?

You can book a one-hour coaching session with one of our friendly mentors to discuss your concerns and establish your personalised training plan to get you chartered at a pace that suits your personal and profesional circumstances.

You may also use your coaching time to ask any questions that you may still have on the APC process.

 

One-to-one coaching: Selecting your key issues  for your Case Study (1 hour) - £90

Selecting pertinent key issues and associated options for your case study are crucial to pass your APC.

The first 20 minutes of your final interview will be dedicated to your case study, so this hour of mentoring is probably the most important hour within our APC preparation programme.

Once we will have identified your key issues, we will prepare with you a detailed plan of your case study to provide you with the required structure and key points of level 3 logical reasoning. Not only you will leave this session with robust key issues, but you will also know exactly what you need to demonstrate, making the writing up of your case study a relatively smooth exercise.

You can later book an hour to review your draft case study, either by Microsoft Teams (live) or in writing, using a Word tracked version.

 

One-to-one coaching: Reviewing your Summary of Experience - £90 per hour

Assessors will base the vast majority of their questions on the statements included in your summary of experience and it is important that you select pertinent examples in each competency and demonstrate the required levels.

This is nothing like you had to write at University or at work and it takes every candidate a bit of guidance to understand how to write their Summary of Experience the 'APC way'.

Our mentoring sessions are designed to work hand in hand with you and we will guide you, as required, to find better examples, reword your sentences in a concise and logical manner, check that you applied best practice, use professional vocabulary, etc.

More than a simple documentation review, these mentoring sessions will also highlight potential APC questions and further study requirements as we go along.

Due to the level of detail applied, it usually takes 30 minutes to review a level 3 competency, but the first one may take a lot longer and the last ones may take a lot less time as you will have then acquired the required writing style.

After 2 or 3 hours, most candidates are confident enough to complete their remaining competencies unassisted but you can book as many hours as you need.

 

One-to-one coaching: Dealing with referral (1 hour) - £90

The APC is a very challenging process and the referral rate is high, so please do not be disheartened if it did not work out this time.

All our mentors are seasoned APC chairpersons and we can help you make sense of your referral report and advise you on the best way forward. And because we are a friendly bunch, we will try our very best to help you feel confident for your next attempt.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All our one-to-one coaching sessions are delivered by Microsoft Teams.

These sessions are only available for candidates in the Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Infrastructure and Project Management pathways.

Some of our mentors are experienced in the SPA route and MENA countries. Please let us know at the time of booking so you can be allocated to a suitable mentor.

Once you have placed your order, please email us to agree a mutually suitable date and time.

Please note that in order to maintain the quality of our services, we require at least 24 hour notice for any rescheduling or cancellations.

 

Please email [email protected] if you would like to request a call back to discuss these services in more details.