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APC Accelerated Learning: Residential

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Course summary
90 hours
1,395 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Next available date: Distance Learning - Online courses
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1,395 GBP
Distance Learning

Course description

Join our 10 month support program that is specifically designed for APC candidates to give candidates the best chance of passing final assessment.

In this course, we will cover the core skills required by residential chartered surveyors, focussing on core competencies identified by RICS’ industry expertise. This includes the principles and best practice related to activities like inspecting properties, valuing properties, letting and leasing and many more.

In addition, the course will support professionals throughout the membership assessment process and activities, including RICS mandatory competencies, the case study and the final assessment.

Delegates will submit technical case studies and receive feedback and support from a RICS Assessor, simplifying the process and preparation for their final assessment to become chartered.

This course will steer the learners in the right direction to become a Chartered Surveyor in Residential pathway.

As part of the program you will get access to our industry-leading online library; isurv that you can use to access relevant information to help your learning.

You can enrol on this course at any time.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the different stages of the APC process and what you need to do
  • Complete the templates for the APC Mandatory competencies with the right level of detail
  • Understand the types of questions you may be asked at final assessment
  • Recognise the content requirements and layout of the Case Study and what is expected from candidates  
  • Find out how residential properties are valued, and what can affect that value
  • Learn how to apply valuation methods, inspection and measurement techniques
  • Learn to recognise common defects and issues around housing maintenance, repairs and improvements.
  • Assess how the residential letting market works and what legal compliance is required
  • Analyse how to improve and maintain residential property
  • Evaluate how to manage a residential property portfolio
  • Demonstrate the competencies in your written submission and final assessment interview

Training Course Content

This program will be delivered on a modular basis which includes a blend of technical modules, consolidation sessions and competency demonstration masterclasses.

Each technical module will take approximately 3-4 weeks to complete. The consolidation sessions will review the module content, provide further context and practical application.

The competency demonstration masterclasses will focus on all key activities of the membership assessment process.

There is an end of course assessment and separate Professional Ethics for RICS Members assessment too.

1 - Inspection & Measurement

  • Core principles of property inspection
  • Accurate recording of building and site characteristics
  • Building construction, location analysis and defects
  • Methods of measurement and data capture
  • Measurement best practice for a variety of property types
  • Preparation and presentation of measurement data

2 - Building Pathology

  • Residential property defects
  • Building fabric failure and defect data collection and analysis
  • Residential building construction technology

3 - Valuation

  • Residential valuation methods
  • Valuation process and factors influencing value

4 - Letting & Leasing

  • Types of property/interests and letting methods used
  • Market economics and legal frameworks

5 - Housing maintenance, repair & improvements

  • Housing policy and law relating to maintenance and repair
  • Property maintenance issues in relation to the housing market

6 - Property Management

  • The legal requirements
  • The role and responsibilities of the property manager
  • The practical approach to property management

7 -Mandatory Competency Demonstration

  • Mandatory Competencies - Business Skills
  • Mandatory Competencies - Soft Skills

8 - Getting Qualified

  • Professional Ethics for RICS Members
  • Preparing for your Case Study
  • Preparing for the Final Assessment

9 - Revision and end of course assessment

  • Course revision

Why choose The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Established for over 150 years

130,000+ qualified and trainee professionals

Training available in 5+ formats

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RICS - The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS):
World's leading professional body for qualifications in land, property and construction

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