How to pass the APC
By Austen Imber
Estates Gazette – 2004 – 164 pages
Graduates undertaking the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) often find that, in addition to the general information provided by the RICS, guidance is needed on specific areas of their work as general practice surveyors.
How to Pass the APC: Essential Advice for General Practice Surveyors has been built around the needs of general practice surveyors, and guides you through the APC process in line with your own competencies – including valuation, marketing, landlord and tenant, estate management, rating, and planning and development work, together with more specialist areas. The author highlights the essentials, showing you how to approach the presentation and interview, providing a bank of examples of real APC questions, together with illustrative responses to demonstrate how the interview process works. Accessible and easy to use, this book gives you comprehensive coverage of the fundamental elements and is a must read for anyone taking the APC.
1. APC Overview 2. Starting the APC 3. Key input from supervisor and counsellor 4. Interim Assessment 5. Final Assessment Submissions 6. Critical Analysis 7. The APC Interview 8. Presentation Techniques 9. What Candidates need to know in their subject areas 10. Examples of Interview Questions and Answers 11. Beyone the APC - Lifelong Learning and Business Skills
Austen Imber MRICS is a surveyor also involved in graduate training, with clients ranging from international property companies to individual candidates. He is APC assessor, and previously sat the RICS interview as a candidate. Austen is also a former editor/author of Estates Gazette’s Mainly for Students series.