EG’s APC series

 In its Pathway To Success series, EG offers APC candidates a guide through the process.

Every two weeks, an industry expert will provide a comprehensive guide to an APC competency and the different levels that candidates must demonstrate on final assessment.

Together with top tips to get tomorrow’s surveyors through from the start of their journey to eventual completion, and advice on useful resources that will help along the way, the series forms the ultimate guide to APC success.


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• Motivate and communicate

Jon Lever provides mentoring tips for APC supervisors and counsellors

• APC process: getting started

Jon Lever embarks on a new series of APC success articles, providing hands-on guidance, hints and tips for proactive supervisors and counsellors

• Getting down to brass tacks

Kate Taylor takes a look at property economics and the market for APC

• APC process: shifting sands

As we wave goodbye to 2016, Jon Lever reviews the year’s key APC changes and looks ahead to what’s in store for candidates in 2017

• Comprehending corporate real estate

Kate Taylor tackles a potentially challenging competency for APC candidates

Avoiding final assessment presentation pitfalls

Jon Lever discusses typical mistakes candidates tend to make in their APC final assessment interviews

Go with the cash flow

Kate Taylor FRICS tackles financial modelling for APC candidates

The inside track

Jon Lever talks to four candidates who have successfully completed the APC and presents their feedback to a number of typical APC process queries.

The final frontier

Over the course of his studies, Ezel Reshad frequently attended RICS training advisor surgeries and other DeLever APC training events. Ezel recently passed the APC and has now achieved his goal of becoming a chartered surveyor. Here, he talks to Jon Lever about his experience of the APC and final assessment.

• Development appraisal

Kate Taylor demystifies the development appraisal competency 

The importance of planning

Keith Thomas discusses the challenge of demonstrating the planning competency

Special – 20 steps to APC success

Jon Lever offers his 20 top tips on how to start and successfully complete the APC process

Design economics vs commercial management

Susan Hanley explores the two Level 3 core competencies on the quantity surveying and construction pathway and discusses how candidates can ensure they make the right choice

Conquering the interview

Kate Taylor offers top tips for making the most of the 10-minute presentation in the final assessment interview

The dirty end of surveying

Kate Taylor gets stuck into the nitty gritty of the property management competency

Purchase and sale in the real world

Kate Taylor discusses what APC assessors are looking for when testing knowledge of purchase and sale and how this fits into the “agency” competency

A taxing subject

Kate Taylor describes how best to demonstrate the challenging competency of local tax to APC assessors

• Weighing up landlord & tenant

John Baker takes a look at the three levels of the landlord and tenant competency and reviews the requirements of this popular competency choice

Ditch the competence snobbery

Exploring the commercial property pathway, this time discussing the property records and information systems competency and addressing the urban myth surrounding assessor opinion of it

Avoiding the valuation pitfalls

The challenge of demonstrating valuation competency at assessment

Measuring masterclass

The two levels of the measurement competency and how candidates can demonstrate their knowledge to assessors at APC final assessment by being up to date and practical

A safe pair of hands

The three levels of inspection competency and how candidates can demonstrate their ability to assessors at final assessment

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