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Prepare prepare and prepare !

Once your Case Study is finished you should focus on developing your 10 minute presentation. I have seen a number of candidates present something different from their Case Study at the final assessment; you will be referred if you do this.

Preparing for the Final Assessment

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If you bring a flip chart or handouts they should look professional. Your notes should be detailed enough to be a useful prompt, but not a script that you read to the assessors. A vital part of your preparation is to make sure that you practice to polish your performance and get your timings right.

Make sure you understand and know the RICS Rules of Conduct and Global Ethical Standards as they are one of the key areas of APC knowledge and experience that if you get wrong at the final assessment you will be referred. Make sure you have the latest version and discuss the Rules of Conduct and Ethics with your supervisor and counsellor at your 3 monthly meetings; you can probably record this as ‘formal learning’ in your CPD

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Structure of the final assessment Tips from Jon Lever FRICS

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 Structure is key 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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

 

 

 

Calling all APC Candidates, Supervisors, Counsellors, Mentors and HR Managers

Have you submitted your Documents now to the RICS? So, now you must continue your preparation for the hardest Interview you’ll ever have!

Are you ready ?

Are you ready ?

Chartered Surveyors are an Elite membership, so they are very careful who they let represent them. So don’t be afraid of it, DeLever’s Jon Lever is the Trainer of Assessors and at the DeLever mock interviews he puts candidates through a tough time.

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