Why are the RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics so important at the Final Assessment?

Why are the RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics so important at the Final Assessment?

The RICS Rules of Conduct and Global Ethical Standards are paramount to maintaining RICS ethics-and-compliancestandards. They set out the requirements of theRICS to ensure that Chartered Surveyors maintain an accountable level of professionalism and service. The Rules of Conduct and Ethics are one of the key areas of APC knowledge and experience that if you get wrong at the final assessment you will be referred. Make sure you have the latest versions (from http://www.rics.org/regulation and http://www.rics.org/ethics) and discuss the Rules of Conduct and Ethics with your supervisor and counsellor.

It is important to have a good understanding and working knowledge of the RICS Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics.  It is a mandatory competency that all candidates should achieve to level 3, yet I often see candidates at the final assessment lacking the correct level of knowledge and experience. It is a good idea leading up to the final assessment to plan a programme of mini 10-minute presentations on rules of conduct and ethics related subjects. This will give you practise delivering presentations that are exactly 10 minutes long as you will have to do this in the final assessment and it will be a useful way to revise the rules of conduct and professional ethics.

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What is the logbook? 

The logbook is a summary of your recorded experience days and it is important to ensure that you have a good balance of experience across all your competencies.  As you record your diary your logbook is created automatically, so you don’t have to spend a long time adding up your days of experience.

What can I do about deficiencies in competencies?

If you note any deficiencies in your competency recording during your APC training you can use the myAPC Diary to output status report under ‘Assessment’ tab and see what you have achieved for each competency to date.  You can then use this information to form the basis of discussions with your supervisor and counsellor regarding changes in the work experiences offered to you.

How do I incorporate this into the RICS templates?

Once you have completed your training period having used the myAPC Diary to manage your training process you can click on the ‘Assessment’ tab and output the range of data (including the log book) into an excel spreadsheet.  You will then be able to quickly copy and paste and manipulate the outputted data into the current RICS templates.
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