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Jon Lever’s focus on the final assessment interview …
Structure of the final assessment
At the assessment centre you must first register with the RICS reception administrators who will direct you to the waiting room. When it’s time, you will be asked to go to your interview room. Usually there are three assessors including the chairman, but there may only be two. The chairman explains the assessment process and then you deliver your presentation, followed by 5 to 10 minutes of questions on your Case Study and presentation. Then 30 minutes of knowledge and experience based questions focusing on your declared competencies.  Finally, the chairman covers the RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics, these can also appear throughout the assessment.  At the end of the assessment the chairman will give you the opportunity for any last comments and, if appropriate, revisits any questions that were passed over during the interview. The RICS informs you of the assessment result at a later date.
Final Assessment questioning
Over the years I have trained over 5,000 RICS members to be APC assessors and chairmen.  Part of the training focuses on the issue of competency based questioning.  The assessors are expected to provide candidates with clear, concise questions relating to their competency knowledge and experience.  You will be asked to explain your understanding, experience, advice and actions and give opinions and generally explain how you would undertake your business professionally.  Make sure you have plenty of competency experience project examples to discuss with the assessors.  Remember anything you have included in your submission documents could be the basis for a question at the final assessment.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Tip of the Week – APC RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics pt. 3of3

“Starting Out or Just Finishing? The RICS Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics are important for ANY part of your Surveying Career” Jon Lever FRICS

 

In this Series of 3 parts Jon will discuss an element of Rules or Ethics and how he would question it at the APC Final Assessment.

A Snippit of Jon Lever’s FRICS MD of DeLever Masterclass on Ethics ?

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This Week: Some of the key questions that you could ask

  •  Do I explain clearly what I promise to do and do I keep to that promise?
  •  Do I look at ways to improve the service I provide to my clients?
  •  How can I help my clients better understand the surveying services that I am offering?

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  •  Am I providing a professional service for a professional fee?
  •  Would the client still employ me if they knew more about me and the workload I have? If not, why not?
  •  Do I put undue pressure on myself and colleagues (especially junior colleagues) to do more than we actually can?

You can read the detail here:  http://www.rics.org/ethicsRICS ethics

But remember Ethics is not the easiest of subjects and not often immediately straight forward, but requires an element of interpretation and of course a good moral compass.


 For the complete document
If you have missed parts 1 or 2 email me and we will send you the complete document.
harvey@delever.com 

© DeLever 2014.

This document is produced solely by DeLever Limited and is their interpretation of the RICS Rules of Conduct and APC Guides, specifically the sections regarding the RICS Rulesof Conduct and Global Ethical Standards.  Any layout, content, suggestions or views are solely the interpretation of DeLever Limited and are not endorsed by any other party.  You use this resource at their own risk and DeLever takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that have been made in its production.  You are ALWAYS advised to seek sources of the material discussed and review and form your own views and opinions.

 

 

 

Tip of the Week – APC RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics “Always Provide a High Standard of Service”

“Starting Out or Just Finishing? The RICS Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics are important for ANY part of your Surveying Career” Jon Lever FRICS

In this Series 2nd of 3 parts

This Week: “Always Provide a High Standard of Service”perfect

This means always ensuring that your client, or others to whom you have a professional responsibility, receive the best possible advice, support or performance of the terms of engagement you have agreed.

This standard includes, but is not limited to the following behaviours or actions:

Be clear about what service your client wants and the service you are providing

Act within your scope of competence. If it appears that services are required outside that scope then be prepared to do something about it, for example, make it known to your client, obtain expert input or consultation, or if it’s the case that you are unable to meet the service requirements, explain that you are not best placed to act for the client

  • Be transparent about fees and any other costs or payments such as referral fees or commissionsrics ethics
  • Communicate with your client in a way that will allow them to make informed decisions
  • If you use the services of others then ensure that you pay for those services within the timescale agreed
  • Encourage your firm or the organisation you work for to put the fair treatment of clients at the centre of its business culture. Being open and transparent in the way you work. Sharing appropriate and necessary information with your clients and/or others to conduct business and doing so in a way so they can understand that information.

Within the narrative it also offers up some basic key questions that you could ask yourself as a bit of a self-test or conscience test…:

Most of these questions relate back to the regulatory view of how would my actions be perceived in the public domain and whether I would be seen to be acting professionally, impartially and in an appropriate manner inline-about-us-1expected of a Chartered Surveyor.

Also it pulls on your on conscience too and would you be embarrassed that you were found out to be acting in an inappropriate manner.

Don’t forget Ethics is foundation on respect and through that the building and maintenance of a good reputation in the market place / society etc…

Now the principles of ethical values and behaviour that the RICS promote go a fair way toward promoting genuine ethical behaviour as a highly positive behaviour and benefit to your career progression and through that comes the justified and well earn reputational and financial rewards.


Next week – Last tip 3 in this series of 3.
Review of Ethics
For the complete document
If you can’t wait email and we will send you the complete document.
harvey@delever.com 

 


 

© DeLever 2014.
This document is produced solely by DeLever Limited and is their interpretation of the RICS Rules of Conduct and APC Guides, specifically the sections regarding the RICS Rulesof Conduct and Global Ethical Standards.  Any layout, content, suggestions or views are solely the interpretation of DeLever Limited and are not endorsed by any other party.  You use this resource at their own risk and DeLever takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that have been made in its production.  You are ALWAYS advised to seek sources of the material discussed and review and form your own views and opinions.

 

 

 

Tip of the Week – APC RICS Rules of Conduct and Ethics

“Starting Out or Just Finishing? The RICS Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics are important for ANY part of your Surveying Career” Jon Lever FRICSAPCeye+RoCEthics

In this Series of 3 parts Jon will discuss an element of Rules or Ethics and how he would question it at the APC Final Assessment.

This Week:

Introduction to  RICS 5 Global Ethical Standards

This is a large subject as the 5 Global Standards contain a fair amount of information and whether the APC Assessors ask you to list them or discuss an individual Global Standard it isimportant to know them inside out for your APC assessment and also going forward through the rest of your career.

These are not something that you just learn for your assessment and then forget, but something that you should / will take with you through the rest of your surveying career.

You can read the detail here:  http://www.rics.org/ethicsRICS ethics

But remember Ethics is not the easiest of subjects and not often immediately straight forward, but requires an element of interpretation and of course a good moral compass.


Next week – Top tip  2 in this series of 3.
Jon will  review the first ethical standard –  “Always Provide a High Standard of Service”  For the complete document
If you can’t wait email and we will send you the complete document.
harvey@delever.com 

 


 

© DeLever 2014.
This document is produced solely by DeLever Limited and is their interpretation of the RICS Rules of Conduct and APC Guides, specifically the sections regarding the RICS Rulesof Conduct and Global Ethical Standards.  Any layout, content, suggestions or views are solely the interpretation of DeLever Limited and are not endorsed by any other party.  You use this resource at their own risk and DeLever takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that have been made in its production.  You are ALWAYS advised to seek sources of the material discussed and review and form your own views and opinions.

 

 

 

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Mock Interview Feedback Masterclass – 23rd June 2014 : FREEMasterclasses200

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Following our most recent set of mock interviews, Jon and his fellow DeLever consultants will be discussing the most common mistakes made by candidates in the final interview and providing advice and suggestions on how you can avoid these mistakes.

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Kind regards

Jon

DeLever TV Updated

DeLever TV videos have been updated.

delevertvwww.DeLever.TV is a FREE resource for APC Candidates

From time to time we review the content in YouTube to see if it can be of useful to APC candidates and their training.

We have just updated the following playlists:

> RICS Governing Council – Nov 2011
> Bribery Act 2010
> Health & Safety – Balfour Beatty Zero Harm
> Building Information Management (BIM)

These are just a few of the playlists available.

Kind regards

Jon

Free Download – DeLever Support & Resources Flyer

Hello…  You can now download our NEW DeLever APC Support and Resources Flyer.

Find out about all of the things we can do to support you and get you through your APC.

Some bits are FREE and some you have to pay for.  But there are loads of resources to help you along the way.

deleversupportInterestingly we mock interviewed 45 candidates in session 2, 2012 and of the 45 we mentored 11 candidates.  Collectively the 45 candidates achieved a 68% pass rate against the RICS’s fluctuating average of 65%…  Which was OK as we only saw some of them for the one hour mock and had no further input

BUT of those we mentored (at all different stages of their APC) we achieved a 80% PASS rate.  Now that made us VERY HAPPY.  Just think what we could achieve if you came to us right at the beginning of your APC journey..!

So, feel free to download our DeLever Support and Resources Flyer and grab the FREE stuff today.  You’d be mad not to.

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I hope you find it of use.

Note: This document is updated periodically so check back from time to time to make sure you have the latest version.  I will post updates here so why not follow this blog so you can get the latest updates?

Disclaimer:  This document is produced soley by DeLever Limited (Jon Lever FRICS) and is their interpretation of the RICS APC Guides and online information.  Any, content or suggestions are soley the interpretation of DeLever Limited (Jon Lever FRICS) and are not endorsed by any other party.  Candidates use this resource at their own risk and DeLever (Jon Lever FRICS) takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that have been made in its production.

DeLever APC Forum Online No.6

DeLever APC FORUM ONLINE

squareOur next ONLINE APC Forum, open Q&A, session with Jon Lever FRICS is scheduled for:

14th December 2012 at 12 noon for 2 hours.

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“Very good presentation and interactive discussions allowing questions to be raised and discussed. Good platform to boost knowledge and understanding of the APC process lead by a team who are fully aware”

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