DeLever TV – Introduction to Ethics Part 4 of 7

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DeLever TV – Introduction to Ethics Part 3 of 7

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DeLever TV – Introduction to Ethics Part 3 of 7

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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.

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I hope this helps

Kind regards

Jon

Template 6 and Critical Analysis Project Examples Cross Over

Question:
“I’m writing up my template 6.  I gained a lot of level 3 type ‘advice giving’ experience in a number of competencies in one specific project, this project is the subject of my critical analysis.   Should I avoid using this project in my template 6 write up?   By virtue of the fact it is the subject of my critical analysis?   I have other examples to give to meet level 3 however the experience in this particular project provides the best example… Help!”

qow2Answer:
There is nothing in the APC guides that states you cannot use your Critical Analysis project as an example in Template 6, and if it is a good project that covers a lot of your declared competencies then that may be even more reason to use it.

However, with my assessor hat on…

I would suggest (my personal view) you do not use your Critical Analysis project in your Template 6 as it would be good for the assessors to appreciate the range, depth and breadth of other projects  and processes you have done as part of your declared competency experience.

In  fact, I would expect you to have a range of other projects over and above that which you will record in Template 6, that you can, if required to do so, discuss and demonstrate to the assessors you have had the depth and breadth of your experience.

So the choice is yours…

I hope this helps

Kind regards
Jon

I am a referred candidate in building surveying , can I alter my experience record before resubmission? Or is the original submission ‘set in stone’?

qow2This is an interesting post as there are a number of possible answers…

Option 1. Referred LESS than 3 years ago?
If you are referred less than 3 years ago then the general view is that you SHOULD NOT update your templates 3,4,5 & 6 as any change would cause a mismatch with the Referral Report.  The next assessment panel will identify this mismatch and wonder why the discrepancy has arisen and I think this would reflect negatively on you.

However, if your previous submission had any spelling or grammar mistakes I would be tempted to amend those, WITHOUT CHANGING THE EMPHASIS OF THE EXISTING ENTRIES.

Template 7 is designed for you to record the referral deficiency period.  For example, what you have done since referral to mitigate the issues that arose in your referred competencies, as stated in your referral report.

I would also advise you to write up what you have done against each Level to the minimum required Level you are declaring. For example If you were declaring Level 3 and your referral said you only achieved Level 2, I would write up Level 1, 2 and 3 again for that competency demonstrating what you have learnt, achieved and advised upon since referral.

As an aside, there is nothing in the APC guide that deters you from adding more detail, in template 7, about your other competencies, that were deemed OK last time, if you feel more information would be of benefit and relevance for the assessment panel.

 

Option 2.  Referred MORE than 3 years ago?
If you were referred more than 3 years ago then the referral report is deemed VOID.  So this gives you a little more flexibility with what to do.

As before you will need to submit all of your last submission documents and update templates 7 and 8.  But now you MUST complete template 7 in its entirety.  As so much time has passed since your last assessment RICS think it is important that the next assessment panel are updated across all of your declared competencies and levels

So when completing the templates select the correct option (APC Referred +3yrs) at the top of Template 2 and the checklist will adjust itself accordingly.

 

Option 3.  Referred MORE than once?
If you have been previously referred and gone through the motions of completing template 7 & 8, resitting the final assessment and (unfortunately) referring again you should simply follow the referral process again for your next final assessment.  However, as you have already completed templates 7 and 8 previously, this can become a little confusing.

In fact the process is quite straightforward.  Simply discard your previous referral report, as it is now out of date, and respond ONLY to your latest referral report.  Discard your previous templates 7 and 8 and start a new fresh template 7 and 8 based solely upon the requirements and deficient competencies noted in your latest referral report.

For your next assessment, hand in your original submission documents, templates 3,4,5 and 6, used in your first assessment and then add your latest referral report and Templates 7 & 8.  Simply follow the checklist again in Template 2.  Don’t forget to update Template 1 and have it signed and dated again too.

So, your next assessment panel will review all of the competencies again from your original documentation plus your latest referral report and Templates 1,2, 7 & 8.  The assessment panel will be aware of the fact that you have been referred previously (see template 1 referral information section to select the number of times you have been referred).

 

Professional Development – Template 8

With any referral there is also the issue of Professional Development (CPD for Grad 3’s and above) and I would strongly advise you to focus your Professional Development, as much as possible, on the competencies you were referred on.

 

Diary recording & Log Book – Template 3
Within the referral process, there is no requirement to record further diary days and log book.  Remember I have mentioned above that you don’t update Template 3.  However, you may find it useful to record your time and competency achievements in a similar fashion for your own personal benefit as a management tool for managing your referral period.  Remember the templates are freely available and you can open as many copies as you like.

 

Critical Analysis
Often candidates get confused when the referral report states, “you can use your Critical Analysis again, suitably updated”.  What does that mean?  Well, it simply means that you can resubmit your last Critical Analysis report but having now used it once there may be benefit in tweaking it or checking if there is any further update to the project you have used or maybe even restructuring it a little to make it read easier.  Obviously if there are any spelling or grammatical errors you need to address those immediately.  Alternatively if it is all fine then just resubmit it as is.

 

Further help: 

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I hope this helps

Kind regards

Jon