Tips for organising your time leading up to the final assessment
Follow our BLOG
3. Prepare for the Final Assessment day
Sitting the final assessment is stressful, understanding what to expect will help. It is a good idea to visit the assessment centre beforehand and test such things as
Hour long mock interviews followed by fifteen minutes of feedback and online access to a recording of your mock.
The DeLever mock interview is as close to the real thing as we can make it. Practice the entire interview and receive feedback from the two assessors straight away.
journey time and parking. You cannot be late for the final assessment! Prepare a checklist so that when you get nervous on the day you don’t forget anything. Absolutely anything in your submission documents can be the basis of questioning during your interview, so make sure you put in the preparation time and regularly review your declared competencies and submission documents.
If you missed the last two tip please see below, see below.
- Prepare your presentation thoroughly
Once your Case Study is finished you should focus on developing your 10 minute presentation. I have seen a number of candidates present something different from their Case Study at the final assessment; you will be referred if you do this. If you bring a flipchart or handouts they should look professional. Your notes should be detailed enough to be a useful prompt, but not a script that you read to the assessors. A vital part of your preparation is practise to polish your performance and get your timings right.
2. Practise your presentation
You will be required to deliver your ten minute Case Study presentation at the beginning of the Final Assessment Interview. You will be expected to deliver an excellent and professional presentation, with well-produced verbal communication, top quality visual aids (if you are using any) good eye contact, good body language, clarity of thought and structure, professional and polite delivery and ensuring you can demonstrate top quality skill and awareness of the needs of your audience. So often candidates don’t do well here so here is your chance to excel and stand out from the crowd.
Jon’s tips for the Final Assessment and how best to prepare.
The Forum will also feature an APC process question and answer session and is run by Jon Lever FRICS.
Book your free place at http://www.delever.co.uk/apc-forum
Our online myAPCDiary platform will allow a candidate to record all aspects of their APC program. It will also provide all related supervisors and counsellors a means of tracking their assigned candidates, in a simple to use, and centralised location. All live, with the latest information.