APC Final Assessment Presentation: Timing

qow2Question:
My final assessment presentation is only 8.5minutes – I’ve practiced a few times – should I make it longer with the risk of over running??

Answer:
My initial thought is that candidates deliver quicker in the ‘real’ assessment than they do in preparation.  Mainly due to stress!  I would be worried that you will probably finish it in 6 to 7 minutes.

So…  I would see if you could develop some more into it.  Often spending 30 seconds to a minute explaining the project in question and your role (with the aid of photos and plans,if available) is of huge benefit to your assessors and an invaluable way of setting the scene.

Also take a watch with you on the day, to pop on the table in front of you, and time your presentation so you can effectively manage the 10 minutes.

If you are near any of my RTA Surgeries, come and deliver it to me for FREE.  I can give you some direct pointers then…  http://www.delever.com/rta

Also I provide mock interviews: http://www.delever.com/mocks (new dates for session 2, 2013 will be published soon)

Also Also, see my Online Masterclasses on APC Process and Presentation http://www.delever.com/masterclass  (there are some free Masterclasses there too)

I hope this helps

Kind regards
Jon

RoC & Ethics Scenario Discussion: Conflict of Interest?

Scenario 5: Conflict of Interest?

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Following a recent case about a corporate suing their agent/s.

If you were aware of another surveyor advising a client to purchase a property on the back of knowing another client who would let the building, what would you do?

Would you report the other surveyor?

This Ethcial Scenario is Kindly provided by Will Evans MRICS – Commercial Property Surveyor, DeLever APC Coach and RICS APC Assessor.

Discuss the Ethical Issues?

See ALL of the Discussions HERE: https://apceye.wordpress.com/roc-ethical-scenario-discussions/

Have you got a Rules of Conduct / Ethical Scenario that you would like to suggest for future discussion?   Email the details to me at: jon@delever.com

DeLever APC Seminar – APC Critical Analysis

I will be delivering the following Seminar Next Week at South Bank University, London.

‘APC Critical Analysis’

face to face by Jon LeverThe Critical Analysis seminar covers the components of the critical analysis, how to select an appropriate project, how to write the report properly and the common pitfalls.  The Critical Analysis is such a key part of the whole APC Final Assessment and often candidates do not doo themselves justice.

I will walk delegates through each component of the critical analysis, including key issues, options, proposed solutions, conclusion and analysis of experience gained. Candidates will have an opportunity to discuss all aspects of their chosen project and test it to see if it fits the bill.

This seminar also includes an overview of the Rules of Conduct and the NEW Global Ethical Standards as they form an important part of the final assessment.

All candidates will receive a FREE DeLever Resource CDROM containing the seminar presentation material and over 300MB.  I will also provide copies of a range of handouts I produce as support and revision material for the final assessment

This seminar is relevant for graduate routes 1, 2 and 3 and adaptation 1 candidates and supervisors and counsellors who wish to know how to best support their candidates.

Date:  Monday – 20th May 2013

Time:  3.30pm to 7.00pm

Price:  £80+VAT

Book your place here: http://www.delever.co.uk/html/apc_seminars.html#bookonline

If you have any queries about this seminar, email me at:  jon@delever.com

I look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Jon

DeLever APC Seminar – APC Process For Candidates, Supervisors & Counsellors

I will be delivering the following Seminar Next Week at South Bank University, London.

‘APC Process, for Candidates, Supervisors and Counsellors’

The APC Procesface to face by Jon Levers seminar covers the APC process in detail and helps delegates understand what is needed to achieve the APC. I will talk about each stage of the APC process, giving guidance on RICS requirements and advice for candidates, supervisors and counsellors:

Candidate competency?  How do you know when a candidate is competent? I will describes the criteria to use when deciding whether a candidate is competent at levels 1, 2 and 3.

The final assessment? I will describes the preparation needed for the final assessment and what a candidate will face during the interview.

The final assessment from an assessor’s perspective?  I will covers who the assessors are, what they are looking for in a candidate and how they make their decision.

Overview of the RICS Rules of Conduct?   The Rules of Conduct form an important part of the final assessment, so it is important to understand them, so I will include an overview of what candidates need to know.

All candidates will receive a FREE DeLever Resource CDROM containing the seminar presentation material and over 300MB.  I will also provide copies of a range of handouts I produce as support and revision material for the final assessment

This seminar is relevant for graduate routes 1, 2 and 3 and adaptation 1 candidates and supervisors and counsellors who wish to know how to best support their candidates.

Date:  Monday – 20th May 2013

Time:  10.00am to 13.30pm

Price:  £80+VAT

Book your place here: http://www.delever.co.uk/html/apc_seminars.html#bookonline

If you have any queries about this seminar, email me at:  jon@delever.com

I look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Jon

APC Final Assessment – Hot Topics: CONSTRUCTION

Hot Topics:  CONSTRUCTION

hottopicsSo, I’ll try and define a ‘Hot Topic’….  I would suggest that a ‘Hot Topic’ as a key topic that is the latest buzz in the industry, a topic that is reacting to the latest market trends and a potential area for discussion by an APC assessment panel about a candidate’s views, thoughts or perceptions regarding their experience and the industry they are working in.

So, click REPLY below and tell us about your suggestions for CURRENT Hot Topics?

Thanks for your input…
Kind regards
Jon

APC Final Assessment – Hot Topics: PROPERTY

Hot Topics:  PROPERTY

hottopicsSo, I’ll try and define a ‘Hot Topic’….  I would suggest that a ‘Hot Topic’ as a key topic that is the latest buzz in the industry, a topic that is reacting to the latest market trends and a potential area for discussion by an APC assessment panel about a candidate’s views, thoughts or perceptions regarding their experience and the industry they are working in.

So, click REPLY below and tell us about your suggestions for CURRENT Hot Topics?

Thanks for your input…
Kind regards
Jon

APC Final Asssessment – Hot Topics: LAND

Hot Topics:  LAND

hottopicsSo, I’ll try and define a ‘Hot Topic’….  I would suggest that a ‘Hot Topic’ as a key topic that is the latest buzz in the industry, a topic that is reacting to the latest market trends and a potential area for discussion by an APC assessment panel about a candidate’s views, thoughts or perceptions regarding their experience and the industry they are working in.

So, click REPLY below and tell us about your suggestions for CURRENT Hot Topics?

Thanks for your input…
Kind regards
Jon

APC Final Assessment – Hot Topics: GENERAL

Hot Topics:  GENERAL

hottopicsSo, I’ll try and define a ‘Hot Topic’….  I would suggest that a ‘Hot Topic’ as a key topic that is the latest buzz in the industry, a topic that is reacting to the latest market trends and a potential area for discussion by an APC assessment panel about a candidate’s views, thoughts or perceptions regarding their experience and the industry they are working in.

So, click REPLY below and tell us about your suggestions for CURRENT Hot Topics?

Thanks for your input…
Kind regards
Jon

APC Final Assessment – NEW: HOT TOPICS

I am constantly asked what the ‘Hot Topics’ are for the APC Final Assessment?

hottopicsI think it important to define what we mean by ‘Hot Topic’ because it is often misunderstood by candidates that their declared competencies are the ‘Hot Topics’.  I cannot remember how many times I have been asked for a list of questions that is likelyto be asked..?”.  The simple answer is they will question you on your declared competencies and the depth and breadth of experience you have had to demonstrate your complete competence….  I would not immediately define this area of questioning as ‘Hot Topics’ as the declared competencies are a given set of procedures, rules, processes we undertake in our every day work and not necessarily directly linked to the industries flavour of the moment.

So, I’ll try and define a ‘Hot Topic’….  I would suggest that a ‘Hot Topic’ as a key topic that is the latest buzz in the industry, a topic that is reacting to the latest market trends and a potential area for discussion by an APC assessment panel about a candidate’s views, thoughts or perceptions regarding their experience and the industry they are working in.

However, to mildly contradict myself there are areas of ‘Hot Topics’ or ‘Current Affairs’ that I, as an assessor, would build into the declared competency questioning….

See our ‘Hot Topic’ page on this APCeye BLOG, here:  https://apceye.wordpress.com/apc-hot-topics/

For example:

1. When discussing Rules of Conduct I may bring in Money Laundering or the Bribery Act which are new or recently updated and I would expect a candidate to dicuss this with me and maybe impart their thoughts or views.

2.  When discussing project processes with a QS I may consider discussing their perception of BIM which is very current at this time.

3. When discussing commercial property there is the issue of being Registered Valuers for certain types of valuation work and a key topic in this area of business may be the Valuer Registration.

4. When discussing Mandatory competencies with any candidate from any pathway, Sustainability is always an interesting area for discussion and it touches all of our lives in a multitude of ways.

And so on…

So, I have a NEW mission to work out what is the hot topic in the Industry to aid and assist APC Candidates in their identification of what is worth knowing about and what is not….

See our ‘Hot Topic’ page on this APCeye BLOG, here:  https://apceye.wordpress.com/apc-hot-topics/

I look forward to seeing loads of comments regarding the latest Hot Topics

Many thanks
Kind regards
Jon

DeLever TV – NEW: Large Construction Projects

www.DeLever.TV is a FREE resource for APC Candidates

delevertvFrom time to time we review the content in YouTube to see if it can be of useful to APC candidates and their training.

We have just ADDED the following playlist:

> Large Construction Projects.
Why?  To assist in Construcution Technology awareness, which is so often lacking

Link: www.DeLever.tv

There are loads of different playlists available.

 

 

Kind regards

Jon