Free CASE Study help – APC support from DeLever Ltd

This week at DeLever Towers we have been Inundated with questions about your ‘Case Study’ It would seem there is a complete gap here or lack of available knowledge / Information available.

The Case Study is a big part of your Final Assessment.
Not knowing it or have a full understand and if the RICS APC Assessors get a sniff that you are either BS’ing it or blagging. May as well prepare for REFFERAL!APC Case

Ok so now that you’ve realised the importance, let put some help together.
First get the APC Case Study Graphical Explanation –>
FREE CLICK HERE 

Now what else can you do:

APC Case Study Pack from DeLever

A fantastic resource for anyone embarking upon one of the most important elements of the APC Submission documentation.

This pack contains:

  • Rules of Conduct Explained

  • Professional Ethics Explained

  • Plus a BONUS copy of the APC Case Study Explained

What else can be done ??
How about if I told you that a Final Assessor could look at your final assessment presentation and tell you what they would ask ???
The keyholder is giving you a gold key.
APC ISPY Click here

I’ll not mention the format for the presentation guide, that’s a click on here

RICS APC Final Assessmnet Case Study presentation

 

‘Dealing with Referral’ on your RICS APC final assessment

Firstly, let’s get the stigma out of the way.  Referral simply means you have not demonstrated to the panel that you are ready for Chartered status.  It does not mean you are useless!

Jon Lever’s tips for  Referred candidates

It does mean that you will need to consider how you plan the next 6-month lead-in to your Final Assessment,
plus there is always an element of personal disappointment and negativity that I always try and enthuse referred candidates to turn into positive thinking and energy and refocus on the new final assessment goal ahead.

Please make sure you carefully consider your referral report which has been produced by the chairman of your referring assessment panel.  Currently, this report will be in your next submission pack so the next assessment panel will be expecting you to have taken on board all of the points it refers to where you were deemed deficient.

Take heart that the pass rate for referred candidates is normally substantially higher than the first time pass rate.

Lastly, please remember not to get caught out by the time scales as whilst the assessment dates are six months apart the actual time between receiving your referral report and having to reapply and resubmit your documentation is substantially less.


DeLever APC Seminars hosted by Edozo
(Commerical Property, Residential and Valuation)

It’s time to focus…
Ready     Steady   Pass

11 July 2016

●    APC Case Study – 9am-12pm
●    Inspection, Measurement & Property Management – 11 July 2016 2pm-5pm
25 July 2016
●    APC Supervisor & Counsellor – 9am-12pm
●    Agency Competencies – Purchase & Sale, Leasing & Letting, Landlord & Tenant – 2pm-5pm
12 September 2016
●    APC Template and Pre-Submission Document Review – 9am-12pm
●    Valuation – Part 1 – Level 1Technical input on comparable method, DRC & Profits – 2pm-5pm
22 September 2016
●    APC Final Assessment & Presentation – 9am-12pm
●    Development Appraisals & Property Records –2pm-5pm
23 September 2016
●    APC Rules of Conduct and Professional Ethics –9am-12pm
●    Valuation – Part 2 – Level 1 Technical Input on Investment Method & Red Book – 2pm-5pm

All APC Seminars are held in Nottingham at the Village Hotel (NG9 6DL)

Presented by Jon Lever FRICS and Kate Taylor FRICS

Click to book your place today.  Limited spaces so don’t delay!  edozo event

Jon Lever’s FRICS Weekly RICS APC TIPs

Get the right balance of experience

As the APC is based on your competency experience it is hard to know whether you are on track if your diary and log book are not up to date. It is a good idea to write up your diary and log book weekly, including a detailed description regarding your experience.  We suggest writing a sentence or two for each diary entry, sufficient to remind you of what you were doing. This will help you identify any competency experience where you are deficient.

Maintain regular communication with your employer so you can discuss ways to tailor your experience to fill the gaps.  Your diary is an important document and may be requested by your APC assessment panel, so make sure you keep it up to date.

Make sure you keep all your documentation up to date

It is hard to know whether you are on track if your diary and log book are not up to date. It is a good idea to write up your diary and log book weekly, including a detailed description regarding your experience.  We suggest writing a sentence or two for each diary entry, sufficient to remind you of what you were doing. This will help you identify any competency experience where you are deficient. Don’t forget to discuss ways to tailor your experience to fill the gaps with your supervisor and counsellor.  Your diary is an important document and may be requested by your APC assessment panel, so make sure you keep it up to date.


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It’s more than just a diary…

It’s more than just a diary…

Accelerate your career by gaining MRICS status in the shortest time.  Take control today!

  • It’s quick and easy to use and saves masses of APC admin time.
  • It tracks your progress so you can address any imbalance in competency experience.
  • Your Supervisor and Counsellor meetings will be more effective and helpful to you.
  • Preparing your APC submission will be much easier.
  • The reports helps you prepare for Supervisor and Counsellor meetings and helps to focus discussion on the areas most useful to you.site-view
  • Supervisors and Counsellors can monitor, review and sign-off your progress, electronically.
  • Your log book will be created automatically, requiring no extra time.
  • Your recorded CPD (formal and informal) is automatically collated and presented.
  • Store your case study in myAPCDiary so it’s safe, backed up in the cloud and accessible for update by you or review by your Supervisor or Counsellor any time.
  • Preparing the submission for your APC will be easy by clicking for an output to a spreadsheet and a quick copy and paste into the RICS templates current at that time.

Don’t forget the first month is free! Sign up without any payment details and try it! Go to www.apcdiary.com and use the grey free sign up box in the middle of the screen.


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RICS expects candidates to be perfect in the final APC Interview? In other words, why would a candidate fail the APC?”

Jon Lever says … “I am often asked whether RICS expects candidates to be perfect in the final APC interview? In other words, why would a candidate fail the APC?”

Jon Lever’s advice on Why candidates may ‘fail’ the APC?

Firstly, The APC Final Assessment is not an exam; it is an experiential based assessment which is quite different. I find a lot of candidates think it the APC is something you can revise a few weeks before and hopefully your questions come up.  This could not be any further from the truth!

A test of your understanding?
You are attending an interview with three other professionally Chartered Surveyors to discuss your Knowledge (Level 1), Skill and Ability through examples of application and advice (Level 2 and 3).  This means that you need to know what the competency means and the depth and breadth of knowledge is important, but when taking a competency to a higher level then you must be able to discuss it, offering in depth examples of where you have had the experience and offered the advice relevant to the competency.

For example, if a competency you have selected has 10 steps from beginning to end, you should be able to:

Level 1 – Know the steps to complete the process and be able to discuss each step from a knowledge and process perspective.  Know the principles, parameters and key criteria without having to go back to the books or codes of practice etc.

Level 2 – You should be able to discuss your real life experiences from a range of different project types explaining how you have actually done each of the steps.

Level 3 – If and when discussing with a client about a relevant solution to a problem / challenge they have, you should be able to discuss with them and advise a suitable (correct) solution to cover each step.  This advice should be based upon and taken from your experiences you have had at Level 2. Assessors are also looking to see how you will conduct yourself and therefore presentation, communication and professional conduct also feature high in the assessment.

Assessors do not expect candidates to be experts in every competency they declare, but they do expect candidates to have made the effort to have fully understood and taken steps to experience the depth and breadth of their declared competencies.  The APC Final Assessment is not easy, it is not meant to be, it is a professional interview where a successful candidate demonstrates to other Chartered Surveyors that they are competent and can be trusted to be professional.

A test of your professionalism
It is a good idea to treat your panel as if you were attending a progress meeting with a client, be on your best professional behaviour, have your client’s interest foremost in your mind and be able to explain and discuss yourself professionally and succinctly.

At the APC Final Assessment a candidate must convince a panel of professional Chartered Surveyors that they are a ‘Safe Pair of Hands’ and should they achieve their Chartered Status and set up their own practice they know their business and they understand how they are expected to conduct themselves and not bring themselves, the institution and all other Chartered Surveyors into disrepute.

Why could you be referred?
Unfortunately, candidates are mainly referred at the Final Assessment due to a lack of understanding of the process or their competencies, or through a lack of experience so they are unable to demonstrate their ability. If a candidate is unable to discuss at the final assessment the basics as laid down in the competencies, then the assessors will refer the candidate.  You would be surprised how many candidates come forward for assessment thinking they can demonstrate a Level 3 competency by just having the outline knowledge without any real experience of it!

In the 15 years I have been assessing this is a constant issue and I often say that about 50% to 60% of candidates I see at the interview are poor.  This percentage is much higher at the mock interviews I provide, but thankfully they are mocks and I am able to identify and demonstrate to these individuals the gaps they have in their knowledge and experience.

I achieved my APC Final Assessment and Chartered Status over 20 years ago and I am as proud today as the day I achieved it. I believe that success comes from hard work, being realistic about whether you are ready to take the final assessment, a positive attitude to continually grow and develop and try to always do everything to the best of your ability.

DeLever Mock Interviews

Book your mock interview ASAP as they are selling fast

Hour long mock interviews followed by fifteen minutes of excellent direct feedback…

A 60 minute APC mock interview with real and current APC assessors. The DeLever APC mock interview is as close to the real thing as we can make it. The interview questioning will be based on your personal APC submission documents, just like the real APC final assessment.  The mock interview is followed immediately by a 15 minute feedback critique from the assessors based upon your performance.*

THEY SAY…

“Useful experience. Developed my knowledge of the process.  Helped to build my confidence”.

“A very real and formal experience. An understanding of what to expect.  Has been invaluable.  I would recommend it to anyone undergoing the APC”.

“It was a great opportunity to experience the format of the real Final Assessment”.

“My weakness was my inability to communicate effectively. The mock interview has helped me to work on this and really opened my eyes to the issue”.

‘BOOK SOON, Don’t miss out’.

March 2016 – Face to Face, 2 Assessors

  • 13th March 2016 (Sunday) | East Midlands | BS, BINF, CP, FM, MC, P&D, PM, RES, VAL
  • 14th March 2016 (Monday) | Harrogate | CP, QS&C, RES, VAL
  • 20th March 2016 (Sunday) | East Midlands | BS, BINF, CP, FM, MC, P&D, PM, RES, VAL
  • 26th March 2016 (Saturday) | East Midlands | BS, BINF, CP, FM, MC, P&D, PM

April & May dates also available.

ONLINE Mocks can be booked anytime to suit assessor and candidate.

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