RICS Modus reviewed by Jon Lever for APC Candidates

RICS Modus Review   (Link at the bottom to read the latest version.)

Jon has been through this month’s edition of Modus and has identified 19 articles he thinks are of

August 2015 RICS Modus edition.

August 2015 RICS Modus edition.

interest to APC candidates:

Page 7 – CPD Recording Levels – Regulation in action
Page 7 – RICS joins world economic forum advisory panel
Page 8 – Demand for property is continuing to grow
Page 9 – Reports highlight potential of BIM in built environment ( download available )
Page 10 – Consultation on Residential Measurement Standards ( closing soon )
Page 13 – Sustainable investment is central to our Royal Charter
Page 15 – New Regulatory Board Chair
Page 15 – LSH Enterprise competition
Page 16 – Back in stream – hydroelectric project
Page 22 – Ripe for growth – Surveying in the wine industry
Page 30 – From sea to shore – land reclamation
Page 35 – A floor fit for purpose
Page 36 – Beyond all reasonable drought – urbanisation
Page 40 – Private party – Build to rent
Page 42 – Appliance if science – Hong Kong science park
Page 44 – No present like time
Page 46 – Exchange for better – currency exchange
Page 47 – HCFC’s time to clear the air
Page 49 – IBuildMapAR – useful App
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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.
7th September 2015, 7.30pm – 9,30pm, £33 + 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.
8th September 2015, Online, 7.30pm – 9,30pm, £33 + 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.
9th September 2015, Online, 7.30pm – 9,30pm, £33 + VAT
Final Assessment and Competency Revision Workshop – Helps you get everything right for submission
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.
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myAPCDiary – Saving APC candidates time

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 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, but you do write up the Mandatory competency levels in the Summary of Experience.

The Summary of Experience section is for summarising the experience you have had and probably 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 Levels 1, 2, and 3.

Extra help: myAPCDiary (linking to https://apcdiary.com/)

Kind regards,
Jon Lever

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RICS Excel Templates – ONLY 5 Years worth of Log Books

Question: “I am trying to complete the RICS log book template. The template only allows me to record 5 years worth of experience but I have more than 5 years. Does this mean I only need to record the past 5 years experience?”

qow2Answer:  Hi there.  The RICS Templates only allow 5 years worth of Diary experience recording to be allocated to competencies in the Log Book (Template 3) because you are only allowed to submit the last 5 years worth of Diary experience for the final assessment and this quota therefore moves with you through time…

So, for example… If you have been recording for 6 years and written up your Diary from day 1, as soon as you complete year 5 and enter into year 6 then year 1 of your Diary experience (allocated in your Log Book Template 3 against your templates) will start to become void and drop away on a month by month basis, as time passes…  This does have the added hassle that you will then need to shuffle all of the data you have written into the diary up a year and this can take some time!

So, taking a step back for a moment and reviewing the RICS’s requirements as a minimum number of days over a minimum period of time, there is nothing stopping you presenting, say, only that last 3 years worth of Diary experience, working backwards from your proposed submission / assessment date, as long as you meet the quotas and also check that there is not any specific competency experience achieved in your earlier years (remember, only going back 5 years from your proposed submission / assessment date) that would be more beneficial to record against specific competencies in your Log Book, in which case you would be committing to write up the full 5 years.

The remaining earlier experience that you may not necessarily record in the Log Book is, however, not lost as this is part of your experience, so, whilst you may not necessarily record it in your templates it is still relevant to the discussions you may have at the final assessment and I see no reason why you cannot draw from all of your experience to aid you in proving your competence to your assessors in your final assessment interview.

I hope this helps

Kind regards