Final Assessment and Competency Revision Workshop

Final Assessment and Competency Revision Workshop

Helps you get everything right for submission

Intensive one-day workshop

The workshop clearly explains and helps you to understand what the RICS APC training supportassessors will expect you to do, deliver and know for your final assessment interview.  

Lunch and refreshments are included as well as a bacon butty (or alternative) on arrival

Workshop location

Land and Property pathways covered

Feedback quotes from the latest workshop

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28th Feb 16 – Final Assessment and Comp Revision Workshop, Land and Property

East Midlands Airport, 8am – 7pm
£185.00 £0.00 £37.00 Sold Out
28th Feb 16 – Final Assessment and Comp Revision Workshop, Land and Property

East Midlands Airport, 8am – 7pm
£195.00 £0.00 £39.00 Available
12th Mar 16 – Final Assessment and Comp Revision Workshop, QS and Construction

East Midlands Airport, 8am – 7pm
£175.00 £0.00 £35.00 Available
13th Mar 16 – Final Assessment and Comp Revision Workshop, BINF, BS, PM

East Midlands Airport, 8am – 7pm
£175.00 £0.00 £35.00 Available

 

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Locations:
1st Feb 2016 – St. Albans – 11:00 to 13:00
2nd Feb 2016 – Cambridge – 11:00 to 13:00
(NOTE: There is a venue change for Cambridge)
2nd Feb 2016 – Norwich – 15:00 to 17:00

Booking links:  www.delever.co.uk/rta

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DeLever APC Final Assessment Revision Workshop

We are running a number of revision workshops atEAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT and there are not many tickets left.   Full details here

28th Feb 2016 – Land and Property (5 tickets left)
12th March 2016 – QS& Construction
13th March 2016 – Building Surveying, Project Management, Built Infra Structure

LIMITED PLACES
9 hours FORMAL CPD

Booking links:  www.delever.co.uk/facrw

First month FREE!
FREE myAPC Diary Forum
(ONLINE)

Interested in the myAPC Diary but not sure what it is all about?

Come to our online myAPC Diary forum with Jon Lever FRICS and find out about the myAPC Diary and ask your APC questions.

11th February 201616:30 to 18:30

Booking links:
www.delever.co.uk/myapcdiary

First month FREE!
Submission Documents Masterclass ONLINE!
It is that time of year when you need to get your submission documents into RICS….

BUT…  Have you considered asking people to review them for you?
BUT…. Do the people you have asked know the APC process inside out?
HELP…. We can help you at our submission document online Masterclass!
ALWAYS…. We find mistakes and highlight best practice
BENEFIT…. From seeing what others have done…

Book a place and send in your documents.  Jon Lever FRICS (RICS UK Assessor Trainer) will review yours and other attendees documents briefly and offer comment and suggestion for improvement at the Masterclass.

8th February 201619:00 (documents submitted before 4th February to be considered)
24th February 2016 – 19:00 (documents submitted before 19th February to be considered)

Note: These Masterclass are NOT recorded for distribution afterwards

If you would like a full document review then please see: www.delever.co.uk/coaching and contact one of our APC Coaches.

Booking links:
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First month FREE!
FREE APC Articles
at ESTATES GAZETTE

Jon Lever FRICS, Kate Taylor FRICS and John Baker FRICS write process and competency based APC articles for Estates Gazette every two weeks.

Click here to see the articles: 
• Part 6: A taxing subject
• Part 5: Weighing up landlord & tenant
• Part 4: Ditch the competence snobbery
• Part 3: Avoiding the valuation pitfalls
• Part 2: Measuring masterclass
• Part 1: A safe pair of hands

A few hours FORMAL CPD

Fancy writing an APC article for our Blog?
Why not get in touch and have a chat with Jon about your ideas? jon@delever.com

First month FREE!
Mock Interviews?
A 60 minute APC mock interview
Real and current APC assessors.
As close to the real thing as we can make it.
15 minute feedback critique from the assessors based upon your performance.

Multiple dates through March and April 2016

LIMITED PLACES
SELLING OUT FAST
This is a major part of your APC preparation

Booking links:  www.delever.co.uk/mocks

First month FREE!
FREE DeLever APC Forums!
Great opportunity once a month to chat over any APC questions or issues

Come and talk to Jon Lever FRICS and have your APC questions answered.

5th February 1612:00 to 14:00

Booking Links:www.delever.co.uk/apcforum

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NEW Timeline Wallchart Coming Soon
We are delighted to report that we are updating our timeline wallchart and we hope to provide it FREE of charge as we have done for the last 10+ years.

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  • First produced in 2004
  • 40,000+ hard copies distributed so far
  • Many more electronic copies downloaded
  • Previous versions: Five
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FREE APC Supervisor and Counsellor CPD!
Want to get to grips with the APC process but are finding it hard to get any decent training that is value for money?

Be part of our 5 FREE, one per month, 1 hour’ish (FORMAL CPD) Supervisor and Counsellor Masterclasses

11th February 201612:00 to 13:00 (approx) – Session 4: The case study explained
15th March 201612:00 to 13:00 (approx) – Session 5: The Final Assessment and Testing Your Candidates

Sessions 1 to 3 available as recordings

Booking Links: 
www.delever.co.uk/supervisor-counsellor-training

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RTA’s are RICS events that Jon Lever FRICS delivers.
Our popular APC Forum is an excellent Q&A opportunity

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RICS APC Assessment Spring 2016 Session 1

Are you taking your RICS APC assessment interview session 1 2016 ?

Interested to increase your chance of  passing ?

A 60 minute APC mock interview with real and current APC assessors. The DeLever APC mock interview is as close to the real thing as we can make it. The interview questioning Mock Interviewwill be based on your personal APC submission documents, just like the real APC final assessment. The mock interview is followed immediately by a 15 minute feedback critique from the assessors based upon your performance.

These are hugely popular and are selling out. BOOK NOW !

NEW for 2016 –WORLDWIDE COVERAGE !

We are really excited about our fantastic DeLever Consultant resource across the UK and the World and we are delighted to now be able to offer you three different mock interview opportunities to suit your situation and requirements.

All you need to do is choose which type of mock interview suits you and then contact the corresponding DeLever Consultant.  

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APC competency: a safe pair of hands

APC competencies, Kate Taylor explores the three levels of inspection competency and discusses how candidates can demonstrate their ability to assessors at final assessment.


 

First I need to make you aware of submitting  your documents, this can be the first step of getting it all wrong.  WE can help…

master class logoSubmission 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.

http://www.delever.co.uk/masterclasses/


 
Inspection is a core competency for many of the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (“APC”) pathways.
This is because inspection of property is a core – but often underestimated – skill for surveyors in a wide range of disciplines and assessors will want to test it rigorously.
In almost every surveyor function, from valuation to project management, accurate information gathering informs the inputs that the surveyor uses to make decisions and advise the client. Nothing happens in isolation and given that the assessors will take a holistic overview, experience, knowledge and skill in inspection are essential as a starting point for overall competence.

level1
All competencies are measured against specific descriptions articulated in the RICS APC Pathway Guides. To achieve level 1, candidates will need to know about different requirements for inspection and demonstrate an understanding of factors affecting the approach to inspection. In other words, knowledge of the information-gathering process that underpins competence.
At level 1, assessors will want to check that candidates have a good knowledge of key documents – particularly those produced by the RICS – and the law. For example, candidates should be familiar with the RICS guidance note Surveying Safely. Health and safety as a mandatory competency has significant crossover with inspection and assessors often take the opportunity to test two competencies at once, since they only have one hour to test around seven technical competencies (depending on the pathway) and 10 mandatory competencies.
A common pitfall is out-of-date level 1 knowledge of documents or the law, making it important for candidates not to rely on older editions of textbooks or university notes. For example, Surveying Safely was written in 2011, but has, to a certain extent, been overtaken by subsequent legislation, such as the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It is imperative for candidates to stay up to date on health and safety by regularly looking at the HSE website.
A top tip is not to forget that, for most pathways, inspection knowledge at level 1 will include construction and defects. Whether a candidate has an understanding of how a property is built, how old it is and what may go wrong with it, is a good way for assessors to test the general property knowledge that forms part of the “surveyor sense”. Don’t underestimate the value of looking at construction sites for all classes of property or even watching programmes such as Grand Designs.
level2
Level 2 moves into the realm of practical application. At level 2, candidates need to demonstrate, with reference to specific examples, experience of undertaking inspections to gather information for various purposes. The information gathering will vary according to the purpose of the inspection and assessors will often test a candidate’s understanding of the context for the inspection. In other words: “why am I here?” and “what information do I need to collect?” This can include a discussion about the terms of engagement and level of service agreed with the client.
At level 2, inspection methodology is often questioned and can confuse candidates. A simple question such as “what did you do once you arrived at the property?” can cause panic and overthinking. What the assessor wants is the actual mechanics of the inspection described step by step in a logical fashion. A good way for candidates to do this is to describe the checklist used and reference RICS guidance, for example, HomeBuyer Report (4th edition) Practice Note Checklist. Candidates must remember to mention record keeping and note taking as a key part of the inspection.
A potential pitfall is not listening to the question and launching into a description of the due diligence carried out prior to inspection rather than the inspection itself.
A top tip is to focus on the inspection for the case study, as this inspection is likely to be probed more fully.
level3
Level 3 centres around providing reasoned advice to clients, adding value through skill and experience and making recommendations that enable clients to take decisions about property. This requires interpreting the information gathered and showing insight. Remember that in this context a client can be any stakeholder, ie, it could include the candidate’s team members.
The candidate must describe the format of the advice given, what the advice was, the reasons for that advice and what the client did with it. For example, the advice may have formed part of a written report, which suggested seeking specialist advice because something was observed that may have constituted contamination and the client acted on that advice by employing a chartered environmental surveyor to protect its interests. Contamination can be a good area of more complex reasoned advice. Candidates should ensure that they have read the RICS guidance note – Contamination, the Environment and Sustainability – use the appropriate language and don’t overstep their area of competence

APC Explained Masterclass This helps candidates to understand what needs to be done to achieve the APC, including a walk-through of the DeLever APC process timeline and myAPC Diary with an explanation of what to do at each key milestone: www.delever.com

Timeline wallchart An A2 pictorial view of the whole APC process, based on the RICS guides and Jon Lever professional knowledge and experience of the APC. It can be used to track progress. Free copies available at: www.delever.com

DeLever Masterclass – Submission Document Review 19.01.16

Submission documents – get yours right! 

TOMORROW 19.01.16 at 7pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Jon Lever FRICS online and have Jon Review your Final Assessment Submission Documents…

Book Here:  http://www.delever.co.uk/masterclasses

doc reviewUnderstand 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.

 

Book your place and then email a copy of your documents to Jon@DeLever.com before noon tomorrow.

See you there

Kind regards

Jon

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

1/ 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.

2/ Make sure you have read the RICS APC Guides and fully understand them.
RICS Enrolment Guide [link to http://buff.ly/204GHnd%5D

RICS Pathway Guides [http://buff.ly/204GHnf]

RICS Senior Professional Guides [http://buff.ly/204GHUg]

RICS Final Assessment Guide [http://buff.ly/1nnZ2xB]

3/ 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.

4/ DeLever Timeline Wallchart get this to keep you on track 

5/ myAPCDiary  Save you over 60% in time

6/ Understand your competencies and levels
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.
Try and get an even spread of experience across your technical competencies and levels, speak to your supervisor about any deficiencies early.
Think about Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and make sure you record enough

APCeye

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

myAPCDiary

  1. Understand your competencies and levels, more on this on the update next week.
  1. Keep up to…

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