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Jon Lever FRICS – APC Tip of the Week

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for Graduate Routes 1& 2
I thought it would be worth commenting on Professional Development (Template 4).  Along with the Summary of Experience, this template often gets neglected or left sparsely populated.  Again, this suggests you have not thought through the requirements properly and it often lacks the key information that you should be submitting at Final Assessment.

Remember the APC Assessors are looking at your Professional Development template as a record of your learning during your training period.  The Assessors are keen to see a diverse range of learning types and styles along with a good variety of subjects that I would advise you to do your best to link every learning activity to your declared competencies.

If I was mentoring you I would plan for you to do more than the minimum 48 hour yearly requirement.  I would look to ensure you achieve about 60 to 70 hours per year.  Any more than this, and I have seen some extremes (e.g. 630 hours in a single year), seem a little over zealous.  Also don’t forget whatever you record in your documents is open to questioning by the assessors so if you put in a large number of items you are going to be expected to be able to discuss any of them at the final assessment as the assessors will assumed it all to be your learning experience.  It is also good to prove to your assessors that you understand the requirements and are happy to do more than the minimum requirement as this demonstrates your intention to continue your learning and development (CPD) throughout your career.

Make sure you review the APC Professional Development requirements in the RICS APC Candidate’s guide (pages 15 and 16) and don’t forget you should aim to demonstrate the breakdown of the 48 hours per year into three groups or splits of 16 hours.

I am often asked by candidates what is acceptable Professional Development.  That is the million dollar question as pretty much anything that has a learning outcome and can be linked back to your declared competencies is perfect keeping in mind the pointers noted above…

Here are some suggestions of items that could be eligible:

  • Anything and everything related to learning your Level 1 competencies
  • Any learning related to your everyday business to enable you to achieve your job
  • Online research
  • In-house training
  • Seminars
  • Private reading of professional journals
  • Workshops
  • RICS or other networking events
  • RICS matrics events
  • And so on…

Next week: Discussing the 3 x 16 hour splits and how to write up template 4

1. Caution: REMEMBER what you write is ‘fair game’ for the Assessors to question.  So make sure you can back it ALL up in the interview!
2. Tip:  Use your word count to best effect.  Often candidates only write a small amount when they could have developed the detail in their descriptions to a much more conclusive response.
3. Intelligence: Did you know the RICS recently updated the Requirements and Competencies and Pathway guides between January 2014 and April 2014.

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Guest Tip is a Golden Nugget from John Baker FRICS

The article is interesting and relevant to Commercial and Valuation Pathway candidates.highest office

“The Model Commercial Lease (MCL) has just been launched and comprises a family of templates for commercial leases and associated documents that are freely available to download from www.modelcommerciallease.co.uk
Developed by a group of real estate solicitors and landlord representatives after consultation with a number of British Property Federation members, the MCL are intended to avoid much of the unnecessary negotiation on most routine letting transactions by representing a fair starting point for both parties.
The MCL is largely compliant with the requirements of the Code for Leasing Business Premises 2007.”

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The Chair of the RICS Regulatory Board, Eve Salomon presents the RICS Valuer Registration Scheme in the context of the importance of self regulation over statutory regulation. 

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SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCY – LEVEL 3

Often when I see APC Candidate final assessment submission documentation the summary of experience is clearly not thought through properly and lacks the key information that the candidate should be submitting.  In this brief article I will explain what is required for each competency level…

Remember the APC Assessors are looking at your documentation as a critique of what you have learnt, done and advised upon.  The Assessors are ONLY interested in the candidate demonstrating the minimum levels of competence in line with the Requirements stated in the Requirements and Competencies Guide and Pathway Guides

So, when writing up the Summary of Experience, please consider the following…

LEVEL 3

This is all about ADVISING.  This needs to be a description of the depth and breadth of experience of advising clients, colleagues and anyone else of relevance.  Remember the ability to advise effectively comes from having had a large amount of experience.

I would suggest starting with “I have had the opportunity to advise on A, B, C and D” (promoting personal advice giving and and experience).  Then think about a specific project and lead with “A typical example of this is project X (with a brief explanation of what it is and your role) and then add further description detailing the advice and reasoning for the advice you have given relevant to the competency in question.

If you follow these simple steps you cannot go far wrong!

1. Caution: REMEMBER what you write is ‘fair game’ for the Assessors to question.  So make sure you can back it ALL up in the interview!

2. Tip:  Use your word count to best effect.  Often candidates only write a small amount when they could have developed the detail in their descriptions to a much more conclusive response.

3. Intelligence: Did you know the RICS recently updated the Requirements and Competencies and Pathway guides between January 2014 and April 2014.
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“The Model Commercial Lease (MCL) has just been launched and comprises a family of templates for commercial leases and associated documents that are freely available to download from www.modelcommerciallease.co.uk   Developed by a group of real estate lawyers and landlord representatives after consultation with a number of British Property Federation members, the MCL are intended to avoid much of the unnecessary negotiation on most routine letting transactions by representing a fair starting point for both parties.  The MCL is largely compliant with the requirements of the Code for Leasing Business Premises 2007.”

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BIM (Building Information Modelling)

In case you are unaware, RICS have recently update the Requirements and Competencies guide and also the Pathway guides for some pathways to include a NEW Optional Competency: BIM

BIM is the new’ish kid on the block and seems to be taking off in many different ways.  When I talk to Architects I know they are jumping on the band wagon and making sure they are developing BIM into everything they do.

There are a number of systems available to deliver BIM and if you remember the old days of VHS v BETAMAX tapes then I have the same feeling and view about BIM at the moment.  However, AUTODESK REVIT software is the name I keep hearing about and a small amount of research has offered up the following:  

“Autodesk Revit is Building information modeling software for architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors. It allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements and access building information from the building models database. Revit is 4D BIM capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building’s lifecycle, from concept to construction and later demolition.”  Source: Wikipedia

So, I am on a mission to keep my eyes and ears open for more information as I am sure it will be a final assessment hot topic across a range of pathways for the foreseeable future.

Information sources I have seen recently:

RICS Modus – May edition  http://www.rics.org/modus

RICS Construction Journal, page 24: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/journals/construction-journal/construction-journal-june-july-2014/   

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