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What Is The APC Lifeline and How Will It Benefit You?

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Upcoming Events – secure your place today!

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APC Process Seminar
16th June 14, 10am – 1.30pm, London South Bank University
Covers the APC process in detail and helps you to understand what is needed to achieve the APC.

£150 plus vat   book your place

Critical Analysis Seminar
16th June14, 10am – 1.30pm, London South Bank University
The components of the critical analysis, how to select an appropriate project and common pitfalls.

£150 plus vat   book your place

APC Lifeline
19 July 14 – London Heathrow, 9 August 14 – East Midlands Airport
An intensive one-day workshop (over 9hrs) for APC candidates taking their final assessment in Session 2 Autumn 14.Covering the process and competencies to ensure you have everything right first time. Including a review of the final assessment helping you to understand what to expect.

£195 plus vat per person, early bird rates available!
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Masterclasses (Webinars)
23rd June 14 – Mock Interview Feedback
Common mistakes made by final assessment candidates
30 Jul 14 – RICS Templates and Submission Documents
30 Jul 14 – The Critical Analysis

£39 plus vat per person
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PER Training Course
Starting 31 July 14 – Milton Keynes
Monthly sessions to fully prepare you for the final assessment. If you are on the Professional Experience Route then this course is a must. It’s been tailored for your needs and is a great networking opportunity for PER candidates.

£150 plus vat per person, early bird rates available!
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FREE RTA Surgeries
If you are based in the East of England or East Midlands don’t forget about the RTA Surgeries, free drop-in sessions where you can ask Jon Lever your APC questions.

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DeLever APC PER Training CourseDeLever are very happy to announce our latest offering specifically for Professional Experience Route Candidates.  Feedback from PER candidates suggests they are finding this route is a lot more demanding than they thought it would be. DeLever are here to support and guide you through the process.  With our expertise and regular monthly training, you’ll have all the support you need.

DeLever APC PER Training Course

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Do you want to EXCEL in your final APC interview?

EXCEL (V)
be very good: to be outstanding 
do well or better: to do better than all others, than a given standard,
or than previous personal achievement

Are you feeling confident about your interview? Do you know what to expect and how you will be received? Take a mock interview which will be as close to the real thing as we can make it. It’s a 60 minute interview with two APC assessors. The interview questioning will be based on your personal 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.*

Both the mock interview and the feedback session are recorded and you will be given online access to this recording a few days after the mock interview.

Confidence is key, so book your place now!

http://www.delever.com/html/apc_mock_interviews.html

*Please note the assessors provide their comments on the basis of your performance on the day. However, this does not guarantee that the identical assessment will be made at the real final assessment as this is dependent upon your performance on the day.

Are you READY for your final assessment? Know EXACTLY what to expect?…

Jon Lever FRICS will be holding a final assessment seminar in London on Monday 3rd March, where he will take you through everything you need to know about:

    • How to prepare for your final assessment
    • What the Assessors are looking for in a candidate
    • How the Assessors make their decision
    • A step by step breakdown of the 60 minute interview
    • Overview of the rules of conduct

Book your place now!!  http://www.delever.com/html/apc_seminars.html

FREE: RTA Surgeries East & East Midlands

Do you need some APC support and advice?

Available for absolutely anyone involved in the APC

This is a FREE support ‘drop-in centre’ in the East & East Midlands of England provided by Jon Lever FRICS as part of his RTA remit.  Students, candidates, supervisors and counsellors come along to find out what they need to do to improve their APC experience. Some people attend just to listen to the issues and questions raised by others!

Whatever your APC query.. why not pop in and get some support in a professional, friendly and
approachable environment.

Book your FREE place here: http://www.delver.com/rta

See the surgery locations:  http://www.delver.com/rtamap

rta2014schedule   Download the schedule for 2014 at: http://www.delever.com/rta

OUR THANKS to the following firms for providing their meeting rooms for FREE.
Without these companies we would not be able to provide these surgeries.

Bedford – DeLever
Cambridge – RICS
Chelmsford – Kemsley LLP
Derby – Bowmer & Kirkland Limited
Ipswich – Edge Consult
Leicester – Edward Cooper Young
Newark – RICS
Norwich – NPS Group
Nottingham – Nottingham Trent University
St Albans – John Sisk
Maple Cross – Skanska
Oakham – Smithers Purslow

See you there…

Kind regards

Jon

DeLever APC Lifeline – An Intensive one-day APC workshop

By POPULAR DEMAND!
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An intensive one-day APC workshop (over 9hrs of CPD) for APC candidates taking their final assessment in the next session, Spring 2014.   (download the flyer)

The APC Lifeline covers the process and competencies to ensure you have everything right first time. It includes a review and discussion of submission documentation to highlight where issues or anomalies may arise and offer suggestions for best practice.

Book your place today, see:    http://www.delever.com/lifeline     (Limited places)

What you get:

1. Competency review – A whole morning reviewing competencies by a current APC Assessor from your pathway
(A 3 hour walk through the key competencies for your pathway)

2. Document review – Come and show us your documents before you hand them in… Identify and rectify errors and get your documents in good shape for submission!
(From my experience 60% of candidates get their documents wrong.  Jon Lever FRICS)

3. RICS Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics talk by Jon Lever FRICS
(Jon has reviewed and studied the Rules of Conduct for the last 5 years and Sits on the RICS Ethics Sub Committee)

4. Final Assessment Question and Answer session with all of the attending APC Assessors
(Using YOUR documents we’ll ask YOU APC questions in the style of a real APC Assessor)

Where and When:
East Midlands Airport – 23rd February 2014
NOTE:  APC Final Assessment Document Submission for Land and Property 28 Feb 2014 and for Built Environment 31 March 2014

Who will be there:
Jon Lever FRICS and a selection of his hand picked APC Coaches who are all active APC Assessors

Discussion of submission documents, bring yours with you to review before you send them to RICS. Identify and rectify errors and get your documents in good shape for submission as many candidates make mistakes in their
submission documents.

Price, if you book early: £195+vat per person early bird rate (until 2 weeks before the event)

Price, if you book last minute: £285+vat standard rate thereafter.

Includes refreshments, Handouts and Resources and a FREE DeLever Resource CDROM

Book your place today, see:    http://www.delever.com/lifeline     (Limited Places)

Kind regards
Jon

Question of the Week: Competency Achievement

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Graduate Chartered Surveyor at Residential Surveyors in Scotland
I am on the residential survey and valuation pathway. I hit my core comps on a daily basis, as well as 2 other ones from the optional comps list. However, I do not get enough experience for the 3rd comp and plus comp to level 2. Any ideas?? Since it is to level 2 only, can i carry out desk based research without any practical experience? Also, is it possible to utilise my previous experience in other roles and apply this to the comps?

 

 

Answer:

I would advise caution.

The APC Assessors are trained to seek out ‘Real-Life’ experience for all Level 2 and 3 competencies. Knowledge development (Level 1) alone will not be enough for you to achieve Level 2 or higher competencies.

You have not mentioned your APC Route? This may have further implications / advice on the previous experience bit???

A few thoughts of how you can progress this and focus on your APC training:

1. Review your OPTIONAL competencies? Maybe select others that are better suited.

++IMPORTANT++ Are you aware that RICS have now combined Residential Survey, Residential Property and Housing Management Pathways intone ‘Residential’ pathway??? This may give you much more option. However, I would suggest you discuss any pathway change (however slight) with your supervisor, counsellor and Membership Operations.

2. Seek secondment opportunities? This is not always easy and should be discussed with your employer

3. Seek work shadowing opportunities? This again is something to discuss with your employer, however, I don’t think this is as good as secondment.

4. Mock experience? This needs to be considered VERY CAREFULLY. For example if your employer manages properties that you can gain access to and you produce a piece of work in parallel to a colleague in your office who is doing it for real and then you compare and contrast your example and learn from the experience. Maybe your counsellor could play the role of the client and provide you with heads of terms etc… Also I would expect you to do your version in your own time as you still have the day job to do.
This is a part way towards Level 2 but personally I feel it is not completely sufficient.

5. Scary Option! Get a new Job that does cover the competencies. This, in the current market, is not really good advice, BUT it is an option. However, careful consideration because you don’t want to go from one job to another that doesn’t provide the full breadth of competencies.

6. Take your time! Remember the APC is about competence not time served! Therefore you can spend more time gaining broader experience and not focussing on the minimum timescales to get to the Final Assessment. Trust me..! You ONLY want top sit this assessment ONCE!

I hope this helps

Kind regards
Jon