Extra help towards you APC final assessment and Free APC Forum

Final Assessment and Competency Revision Workshop – Helps you get everything right

An intensive one-day workshop which clearly explains and helps you to understand what the assessors will expect you to do, deliver and know for your final assessment interview.
19th September 2015, East Midlands Airport, 8am – 7pm, Quantity Surveying and Construction

20th September 2015, East Midlands Airport, 8am – 7pm, Built Infrastructure, Building Surveying, Project Management

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Mock Interviews … ALMOST SOLD OUT … one space for Commercial Property, Environment, Facilities Management, Management Consultancy in Leeds on 20th September

The hour long DeLever mock interview is as close to the real thing as we can

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make it.  Practice the entire interview and receive fifteen minutes feedback from the two assessors straight away.

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Masterclass Recordings

Final Assessment

Covers how best to prepare for the final assessment, a step by step account of the APC interview and key tips for the final assessment.

£25 + VAT

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.

£25 + VAT

Professional Ethics 

The masterclass will give an overview of what ethics really means but specifically focus on group discussion around a number of ethical scenarios and how to spot the ethical question in the APC Final Assessment interview.

£25 + VAT

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APC Forum – FREE

Jon’s tips for the Final Assessment and how best to prepare.  

Prepared yourself properly for the RICS APC

Prepared yourself properly for the RICS APC

The Forum will also feature an APC process question and answer session and is run by Jon Lever FRICS.

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APC Final Assessment Presentation Content?

qow2Question: 
Hi, am I right in thinking that I can focus on only one of my key issue in my presentation to give a detailed presentation on this area?  Or should I be less detailed in my presentation and base the presentation on my complete critical analysis document?

Answer:
The APC Candidate Guide clearly states:  “You will give a 10-minute presentation to the assessors on the purpose, investigations and conclusions of your critical analysis.”

Therefore it is a very simple exercise of presenting exactly your Critical Analysis.  It is also VERY important to remember that the assessors expect to see GOOD (No…! PERFECT) presentation skills.

This basically means that you can present the WHOLE or PART of  your Critical Analysis. But, please ensure you stay on topic because straying from what you have recorded in your written documentation will not bode well.

Remember you ONLY have 10 minutes, so to cram your whole Critical Analysis into this time may not work best for you and may be too much information for your audience.  Maybe, discussing one of your Key Issues in its entirety may be a better and more timely option for you (assuming you have written more than one Key Issue of course!).

There is NO NEED to bring anything new to the presentation because when we present we naturally embellish the written word and in effect the assessors are equally interested in observing a good presentation, well structured and delivered (interestingly not many candidates get this bit right!).  Don’t forget you are on test for your presentation skill and ability.  The Critical Analysis and report content should flow naturally.

So, the answer is… YOU CHOOSE… but whatever you do make sure you deliver on the day and to the specified time limit.

Want to know more or have your Final Assessment Queries answered?

See my FREE DeLever APC Forum ONLINE: 15th April 2013 – 12 noon http://www.DeLever.com/apcforum/book

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I hope this helps

Kind regards

Jon

I am currently running my APC presentation at 11 to 12 minutes… Will I fail…?

Welcome to this weeks ‘Question of the Week’

qow2Question: “I am currently running my presentation at 11 to 12 minutes. Will I fail if it goes over the 10 mins. Should I cut my presentation down as I am covering the two key issues?”

Answer : The RICS APC Candidate guide clearly states that your presentation should be 10 minutes.  Assessors are trained on this guide and follow and read this guide to the letter so you MUST NOT present longer than 10 minutes.

If you choose to ignore this guidance then it is likely that your APC Final Assessment Chairman initially will inform/remind you in the interview opening statements that you have only 10 minutes and should you run over the Chairman will, politely, cut you short and ask you to conclude in 30 seconds.

This does not do much good to your general well being and stress levels, as not achieving one of the first milestones in the interview can have a drastic effect on the rest of the interview and increase your stress levels so that mistakes start to be made.

Therefore, I cannot stress strongly enough that you MUST NOT run over 10 minutes and if you do this could go against you in the final PASS or REFER decision.

If you simply consider the APC Candidate guide to be a literal representation of the client’s brief, then you will have exactly the right mind-set as you need to follow the RICS APC requirements to the letter.

In effect you are proving to your assessors that you can follow a basic client’s brief, so failure to do so will be looked upon as incompetence or negligence, two scary words that no one likes to hear used against them

Kind regards

Jon Lever FRICS

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