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The one David has chosen for this week is the 2015 update on new versions of ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 Standards.
As a general rule of thumb I would suggest you gently exceed the minimum requirement so a Grad 1 or 2 (48 hrs per year minimum) may record in the region of 65 to 75 hours a year and a Grad 3, Adapt 1, PER (20 hrs in the last 12 months) I would suggest 30 to 35 hours.
This shows keenness and willingness to exceed the minimum and this can only be seen in a good light to the assessors. It also demonstrates a candidates understanding and willingness to continue developing their CPD going forward with the rest of their Chartered career. Which can only be a good thing.
Flip side I have received documentation in the past with 630 hours in a single year which was where the candidate lumped in a load of education which in my view was vastly exaggerated and way over the top. So in the light of that I was dubious about the candidate and why he thought the need to overcook this requirement quite so spectacularly…
Then there is the issue of remembering it all…! Why not record a little more but record the quality and diversity of learning, the interesting ones that you can enthuse over and discuss at length. Make sure your selection of learning covers elements within your declared competencies so you can record and demonstrate learning specifically in the level 1 competency descriptions in Template 6.
And lastly we don’t have much time in the interview so we will generally just dip into a couple of learning entries and verify with you that you have been there, done it and established some useful learning outcomes… Literally a couple of minutes discussion and then we will be moving on to other declared competency areas.
So, I think my overarching comment is don’t over do (or over think) template 4, professionalism, diversity of learning topics and learning types, currency of learning and don’t forget to shoehorn in some of the all important Rules of Conduct and Ethics (a lot of candidates seem not to do this).
Oh yes, and please please ready your client’s brief (candidate guide) and follow the requirements to the letter.
Guest Tip is a Golden Nugget from John Baker FRICS
The article is interesting and relevant to Commercial and Valuation Pathway candidates.
“The Model Commercial Lease (MCL) has just been launched and comprises a family of templates for commercial leases and associated documents that are freely available to download from www.modelcommerciallease.co.uk
Developed by a group of real estate solicitors and landlord representatives after consultation with a number of British Property Federation members, the MCL are intended to avoid much of the unnecessary negotiation on most routine letting transactions by representing a fair starting point for both parties.
The MCL is largely compliant with the requirements of the Code for Leasing Business Premises 2007.”
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Just a quick note to update and remind you that the RICS have updated the Process and Pathway guides.
The guides have undertaken various minor updates since January 2014 and mor recently in the last few weeks in April 2014.
It is always worth ensuring you have downloaded and understood the latest version of the guides. Get them here: APC Requirements and competencies guide APC Pathway Guides
My initial thoughts: Don’t worry too much about this. It is good to be up to date and not huge amounts have changed other than look and feel.
RICS CPD Smart Phone / tablet APP **BRAND NEW**
A sign of the times… RICS Associate and Chartered members online CPD can now be recorded on an APP. Carry it with you everywhere you go and record your CPD.
Formal CPD: Remember (50% minimum) Formal CPD is training that you can determine a learning outcome. This can be any form or mode of learning where you feel you have improved and developed your knowledge and experience.
APC Candidates: Whilst you cannot yet use the online CPD recording system or the CPD APP, it is a great Rules of Conduct and Ethics knowledge base item to be right up to date on for your Final Assessment.
My initial thoughts: Not bad… I’m using it and it seems to makes life a little easier… Takes a few minutes to update on the RICS web site but that’s no problem.