Please watch your course Induction video above which explains the full RICS APC process and what our course will include.
About the RICS APC Coaching Process:
This coaching programme will guide you on how to complete your RICS application for Membership. RICS only allow candidates to join as members once they have proved that their experience and skills are at a certain level. They assess this via your written experience report, case study and record of recently completed CPD. Once you have passed the first stage of their assessment, you will then be required to have an interview with a RICS board which will take place online, where you will conduct a presentation on your case study and then will be asked several questions to test your level of knowledge and competency.
If you successfully pass both stages of the RICS assessment (written stage and interview stage), you will have achieved MRICS status.
For those who are applying for AssocRICS rather than MRICS membership, you will only need to complete the written stage of the assessment.
We have created a structured programme to give you the best chances in achieving your membership, which includes the following:
A series of lectures which covers the knowledge and experience you should be able to demonstrate to RICS.
A series of lectures which instruct you on how to complete the written elements of your assessment.
One review of your written submission with comprehensive written feedback on what you need to do to improve it.
A 30 minute one-to-one with our counsellor to discuss your feedback and for them to assess if you are ready to move onto the interview stage.
2 x mock interviews, each 2 hours long
Important points to note:
Your written submission should be sent to your course administrator 6 weeks before your submission window to RICS. This will allow enough time for our assessor to review it and provide feedback and hopefully enough time for you to make your changes and be signed off.
Your written submission should be your best final draft and should be submitted in one go, not as separate documents.
If there is too much that needs to be changed following the counsellor's feedback, you may need to pay an additional fee to have your written submission assessed again.
RICS will harshly assess any grammatical errors, therefore it is very important that where requested, if your submission requires proofreading, this should be done, ideally by a professional proof-reader. The College can arrange this for you at an additional fee if required.
RICS provide submission and assessment windows on their website which is specific to your region and also your route. Please review this so you know when the key dates for submitting your written assessment is and for when your interview will be.
You must download and complete the below checklist when you send your written submission to your course administrator and you should have completed all items.
APC candidates are required to write a maximum of 1500 words in total to cover the Mandatory Competencies.
APC candidates are required to write a maximum of 4000 words in total for their technical competencies, this includes the core and optional competencies.
APC candidates are required to write a maximum of 3000 words in total for their case study.
You will need to demonstrate that you have completed a minimum of 48 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the previous 12 months prior to your submission date. At least 50% of this should be formal CPD. Please see the below guide on the differences between formal and informal CPD. You should record each piece CPD as an individual entry which should be uploaded to the RICS Assessment Portal.
You will have chosen a specific Pathway which should be what you have most experience in, even if it isn't what you are currently doing. The college currently provides coaching for the following pathways: