what are the Summary and the Progress?

On the home page, what are the Summary and the Progress? 

The Summary on the home page
The home page summary gives you a really useful snapshot of how much time you have recorded against each of your technical competencies.   Ideally, you should aim for an even balance of experience across your chosen competencies and levels.

Progress on the home page
The progress section on the homepage mirrors DeLever’s Timeline Wallchart and gives you hints and tips about what you should be doing now in your APC timeline, what is coming over the next couple of months and what you should have done in the last few months, just in case you’ve fallen behind.  You can get a full copy of DeLever’s Timeline Wallchart for free at www.mydelever.com

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What’s the difference between the diary and the summary of experience?

What’s the difference between the diary and the summary of experience?

Quick Diary

This is on the home page and is useful for entering technical competency experience for today, yesterday or earlier this week.  The diary section in the top menu allows you to access your whole diary and any single day from a calendar.

The diary section is for recording your day to day experience.  We suggest a sentence or two clearly detailing the type of work you are doing and any key observations you make.  Note, it is important to only record one duration to one competency for every half or whole day entry.  In fact the myAPCDiary will monitor this, keep a watchful eye on you and inform and restrict you from doing anything you shouldn’t.  You will need to write up 12 or 24 (or more) months of diary in this fashion, providing a pretty complete audit trail of your activity and experience.

Why can’t I see all my competencies in the diary section?  
In the diary section of the myAPCDiary you will only have access to the Technical Core and Optional competencies you have chosen in the myAPCDiary setup to record against as this mirrors exactly the guidance given by RICS.  You do not record time against the Mandatory competencies in the diary and logbook, rather, you write up the Mandatory competency levels in the Summary of Experience.

The Summary of Experience section is for summarising the experience you have recorded in your diary over the preceding months and weeks. However, it is important to write it up in a correct format with full adherence to your declared competency Levels 1,2, and 3.


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Masterclasses are excellent for gaining knowledge and understanding of the whole APC Process.

They are run by Jon Lever FRICS who is the RICS UK Licenced Assessor Trainer, a RICS MasterclassesRegional Training Adviser and an APC Chairman of Assessors, so he really knows the APC!  

The Masterclasses:

 APC Process Explained  Helps you to understand what you need to do to achieve the APC, includes a walk through of the APC process timeline with an explanation of what to do at each key milestone.

Professional Experience Route (PER) Process Explained  Helps you to understand what you need to do to achieve the APC via the PER route. Includes an explanation of the templates and a walk through of the PER timeline explaining what to do at each key milestone.

The new APC templates  Discusses each component of the new RICS APC templates including what constitutes a good level of experience recording in the templates and includes information Pathwayon the changes to the templates.

The Case Study or Critical Analysis  Covers the components of the case study or critical analysis and key criteria a candidate should use for selecting the right project.

Submission documents – get yours right  Understand how to best complete your documents ready for submission for the final assessment, also discusses common mistakes candidates make. Delegates can send in their submission documents beforehand and some will be picked at random for review during the masterclass.

The Final Assessment  

Includes how best to prepare for the final assessment, a step by step Mock Interviewaccount of the APC interview and key tips for the final assessment.

Referral Of course no one wants to be referred, but if you are it’s not necessarily as bad as you think. This masterclass discusses the key elements of referral, focusing on reasons for referral and how to approach the referral process. 

RICS Rules of Conduct This masterclass covers the key elements of the RICS Rules of Conduct that a candidate should be aware of and the latest updates to the Rules of Conduct.

Professional Ethics The masterclass will give an overview of what ethics really means but
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RICS APC final assessment dates, locations & Pathways session 2 2015 – REMINDER

RICS APC final assessment dates, locations & Pathways session 2 2015
Thought this could be a guide you can print to remind you and colleagues.
(see bottom of update)

We have a couple of Mock interviews left :Mock Interviews
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London 25th October  – 4 places 

Building Control
Building Surveying
Built Infrastructure
Project Management 

Leeds     8th November – 3 places
Building Surveying
Quantity Surveying and Construction

APC Critical Dates for session 2 2015

RICS APC Guides links

RICS APC Guides and fully understand them.

RICS Enrolment Guide  [link to http://www.rics.org/uk/join/member-mrics/]

Jon Lever’s 6 must-do things to make sure you Understand the APC Process

Jon Lever’s 6 must-do things to make sure you Understand the APC Process

It is so important to understand the APC process.  No matter which route you are following, the APC is not easy and requires effort and preparation. So many candidates are referred because they have not understood the process and what is expected of them.

  1. Make sure you have read the RICS APC Guides and fully understand them.

RICS Enrolment Guide  [link to http://www.rics.org/uk/join/member-mrics/]

RICS Pathway Guides  [http://www.rics.org/uk/apc/pathway-guides]

RICS Senior Professional Guides   [http://www.rics.org/uk/apc/senior-professional-candidate-support/]

RICS Final Assessment Guide   [http://www.rics.org/Global/Final%20Assessment%20Guide%20Aug%202015%20UK.pdf]

  1. Take control of your APC and manage the process.  Set meetings with your supervisor and counsellor, monitor the amount of experience you are gaining against each of your competencies and levels.

DeLever Timeline Wallchart


  1. Understand your competencies and levels, more on this on the update next week.
  1. Keep up to date, make sure you both formally meet your supervisor every three months and that you record your competency experience regularly and frequently.
  1. Try and get an even spread of experience across your technical competencies and levels, speak to your supervisor about any deficiencies early.
  1. Think about Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and make sure you record enough.

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Jon Lever’s FRICS advice for starting your RICS APC journey the right way …

Jon Lever’s advice for starting  your RICS APC the right way …

Understand the APC Process
Get the RICS APC Guides from www.rics.org. Make sure that you have read and fully understand them as about a quarter of the candidates I have assessed have in part been referred because they don’t properly understand the APC process.  You should be reading them at least once every 3 to 4 months.  Candidates from outside the UK also need to check the differences in the APC for their world region, see theRICS web site for details.
Get a relevant job
You can only start your APC if you are employed in a relevant surveying role, gaining the experience expected for the pathway you intend to follow.  It is also beneficial if your employer is committed and willing to provide you with a Structured Training Plan.  RICS Training Advisors(RTA) can assist and advise employers regarding any aspect of the APC process.  Find your RTA at www.rics.org.
Get a supervisor and counsellor
Depending on your APC route, you will need a supervisor and/or a counsellor to mentor you through the APC process. Whilst it is vitally important for you to take responsibility for your APC and career, a supervisor and/or counsellor should advise, guide and support you. Make sure they have the relevant, up to date APC Guides and that they are aware of their role and responsibilities. They should be supporting you with guiding you towards the correct experience, monitoring your progress and signing off your competency achievement.
Understand the competencies
At the final assessment you will need to demonstrate to the assessors that your full and detailed understanding (Level1) of each declared competency has enabled you to seek out and gain experience (Level 2) and the opportunity to advise (Level 3). The APC Guides provide explanation of the competency requirements / options for each pathway. Your supervisor and counsellor should help you interpret each competency and discuss the experience available to help you achieve your competency goals. If you have questions about the specific competencies that you and/or your supervisor and counsellor are unsure about then you could contact and discuss your queries with an RICS APC Mentor from your pathway.