1 Become a member of RICS
Before you are eligible to start your APC, you can sign
up for free Student Membership of RICS and receive a
membership number which gives you instant access to
the RICS web site which contains a wealth of knowledge
and other membership services. When you start the APC
your status will change to ‘Trainee Surveyor’.
2 Understand the APC process
Get the RICS APC Guides from http://www.rics.org. Make
sure that you have read and fully understand them as
about a quarter of the candidates I have assessed have in
part been referred because they don’t properly understand
the APC process. You should be reading them at least
once every 3 to 4 months. Candidates from outside the UK
also, need to check the differences in the APC for their
world region, see the RICS web site for details.
3 Get a relevant job
You can only start your APC if you are employed in a
relevant surveying role, gaining the experience expected for
the pathway you intend to follow. It is also beneficial if your
employer is committed and willing to provide you with a
Structured Training Plan. RICS Training Advisors (RTA)
can assist and advise employers regarding any aspect of
the APC process. Find your RTA at http://www.rics.org.
**Alert** DeLever Masterclasses Dates
20th July – APC Templates Explained – 6 DAYS LEFT
APC Templates Explained: DeLever help you to understand what the APC Assessors are looking for in your APC Submission Documentation. Tips on how to present your documentation effectively and get it right first time. Assessors receive your documents in advance of meeting you at your final assessment interview so your submission documentation has to work hard for you and help the Assessors understand that you have delivered the requirements of the APC.
20th July – APC Competency Levels 1,2,&3 6 DAYS LEFT
APC Competency Levels 1,2&3: Discussing how best to write your Level 1,2, & 3 competencies and how to answer questions appropriate to the level.
Go to http://www.delever.co.uk/masterclasses
12th Aug – APC Submission Templates and ARC
APC Submission Templates and ARC: A focused Masterclass for candidates just about to finalise their submission documentation and upload it to the RICS online system ‘ARC’. Understand how to best complete your documents ready for submission for your final assessment. Ensuring you have considered what your document looks and feels like when you produce it electronically. And finally, how to upload it to ARC.