Professional Course

Business / Soft Skills Competency Demonstration

Length
Two Part Series
Price
132 GBP + tax
Next course start
July 18th & 25th, 2024 See details
Delivery
Virtual Classroom
Length
Two Part Series
Price
132 GBP + tax
Next course start
July 18th & 25th, 2024 See details
Delivery
Virtual Classroom
From 132 GBP + tax / person

Course description

Part 1 - Mandatory Business Skills

In this class you will critique examples of the business skill demonstrations required for APC submissions and final assessment interview questioning.You will also identify the criteria applied by Assessors, and look at common issues that arise in written and verbal submissions.

You will look at four of the mandatory competencies, commonly referred to as business skills:

  • Accounting Principles and Procedures
  • Business Planning
  • Data Management
  • Health and Safety

Part 2 - Mandatory Soft Skills

In this class you will critique examples of the soft skill demonstrations required for APC submissions and final assessment interview questioning. You will also identify the criteria applied by Assessors, and look at common issues that arise in written and verbal submissions.

You will look at four of the mandatory competencies, commonly referred to as soft skills:

  • Client Care,
  • Communication and Negotiation,
  • Conflict Avoidance, Management and Dispute Resolution
  • Team Working

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

July 18th & 25th, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?

All APC candidates, as these Mandatory Competencies apply to every single RICS APC Pathway.

Training content

  • Definitions of RICS competency levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Relevant types of experience for demonstrating soft skills within mandatory competencies
  • What do assessors look for in written, presentation and interview assessments?
  • Good and bad examples of written competence demonstrations
  • Typical interview questions and good responses
  • Top tips and common pitfalls
  • Further sources of support
  • Definitions of RICS competency levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Relevant types of experience for demonstrating soft skills within mandatory competencies
  • What do assessors look for in written, presentation and interview assessments?
  • Good and bad examples of written competence demonstrations
  • Typical interview questions and good responses
  • Top tips and common pitfalls
  • Further sources of support

Course delivery details

Structure

These sessions are interactive, and are aimed at making you think how to best evidence your experience in these competencies. There will be questioning exercises and reviews of good and bad APC submission examples for you to analyse. The session will also allow 20-30 minutes of questions and answers at the end of each class, in order to ensure you are best prepared for your APC.

Why attend this course?

As an interactive, thought-provoking session, by attending this class you will increase your awareness of these subjects, and gain advice on demonstrating competence in the APC submission templates, as well as being prepared for questions at final assessment. You will also gain a clearer understanding of the Mandatory Competencies, how to demonstrate your experience and how to respond to questions. This is all likely to enhance your chances of passing the APC.

Certification / Credits

Learning Outcomes

  • Complete the templates for the above competencies with the right level of detail
  • Understand the types of questions you may be asked at Final Assessment
  • Identify how best to respond to the assessor’s questions
  • Present relevant experience to support your answers
  • Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls

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