Welcome to APC Advice, your online portal giving you all the information you need to pass your Assessment of Professional Competence, by Property Week's APC adviser Jon Lever.
NB. The most up-to-date articles are titled 'APC Advice 2011/12'. The other articles are still largely relevant but may be out-of-date in some technical elements.
As APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) final assessment season approaches, here are 10 top tips for passing with flying colours.
Question: “I am currently running my presentation at 11 to 12 minutes. Will I fail if it goes over the 10 mins. Should I cut my presentation down as I am covering the two key issues?”
Question: “Does the RICS expect the candidate to be perfect in the final APC exam? In other words, why would a candidate fail at the final APC?”
RICS was one of the first Professional bodies to recognize the importance of Sustainability and introduce it as a Mandatory competence in the APC – although sustainability has been a key element of a Chartered Surveyors work for many years.
In this article I have focused specifically on the information surrounding professional development and detailed in the RICS APC Candidate’s Guide.
Ethics is a key issue at the moment. The financial turmoil over recent years has brought ethical behaviour to centre stage once again.