Professional Course

APC Supervisor and Counsellor Guide

Two Part Series
132 GBP + tax
Next course start
July 16th & 23rd, 2024 (+2 start dates)
Virtual Classroom
Two Part Series
132 GBP + tax
Next course start
July 16th & 23rd, 2024 (+2 start dates)
Virtual Classroom
From 132 GBP + tax / person

Course description

In order to ensure a Candidate excels through the APC you need be able to interpret the APC process and explain the principles in detail to them. Once you can define and demonstrate what the assessors are looking for you will give your candidates the best chance of becoming Chartered Surveyors.

During this web class you will walk through each stage of the process, articulate your role as a supervisor or counsellor and describe the way you can best support your candidates to confidently progress through the different stages.

You will learn how to differentiate between competency levels and show candidates how to demonstrate their competence in writing as well as during their interview. Furthermore you will be shown how to break down the assessors questioning style and demonstrate how this will be used during the final assessment.

With the help of a highly experienced assessor you will have plenty of opportunity to put your knowledge into practice through interactive exercises and a set activity between the two sessions.

Please note that in order to fully benefit from this course you are strongly advised to attend the live sessions and complete a short coursework after the first session.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 2 start dates

July 16th & 23rd, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

October 4th & 11th, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?

  • Supervisors
  • Counsellors 
  • Other individuals who are involved in supporting trainees to develop their competencies
  • Candidate Training Managers

Training content

Web Class Part 1 

  • APC walk through
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Competencies 
  • Final Assessment templates
  • Case study
  • Assessors perspective

Web Class Part 1 activity

Delegates will be required to read specific sections of the assessor’s guide. There will be a short activity to complete for the second session based on the above guide. 

Web Class Part 2

  • Candidate competency
  • Final Assessment
  • Rules of conduct
  • Support & resources

Course delivery details

Course Format

  • Pre-reading – get yourself up to speed on knowledge needed so you can focus on developing skills in the classroom
  • Part 1 – presentation material and regular interactive elements will show you key skills needed and how to apply them. Close with an open Q&A with your trainer to check any outstanding queries you may have. 
  • Set activities – work on activities set by the trainer in between parts 1 and 2, helping you to apply skills learnt in your day to day role as a supervisor or counsellor
  • Part 2 – return to discuss with your peers and trainer, experiences and challenges. Continue developing skills through presentations and interactive elements, ending with an open Q&A for any outstanding questions

Certification / Credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the different stages of the APC process
  • Identify the role, responsibilities and requirements of the supervisor, the counsellor and the assessor
  • Differentiate between competency levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Illustrate what the RICS expects the trainee to be able to demonstrate at the Final Assessment and what they need to do to prepare
  • Explain what the assessors are looking for during the Final Assessment
  • Demonstrate the assessors questioning styles
  • Identify further resources and support for your candidates

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