APC consultative training program (PM202109)

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An intensive program to help you complete RICS written assessment, and to attend the final interview in 2022.

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For RICS pathways

  • Project management

Course period: 13 October - 29 December

Time: Wednesday / Thursday sessions [7:30pm - 9:30pm]

CPD: 28 hours

Format: Mixed learning mode (Live online + F2F)

Language: Cantonese


With 12 training sessions and an 1-on-1 consultation session, our trainer and consultants will guide you through the APC process to complete the RICS assessment, to become a chartered surveyor of Project management.

This program covers the definitions of RICS APC mandatory, core and your optional competencies so you will understand how to demonstrate them in both of your written assessment and final assessment interview.

The dedicated consultants will support you through the assessment process. During the 1-on-1 consultative session, the trainer will advise you with the best practice and solutions for your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

Upon completion of the program, your written assessment will be ready for submission and will be prepared for the final interview.


Day ONE - Wednesday, 13 October 2021

  • Module 1 – APC orientation

Day TWO - Wednesday, 20 October 2021

  • Module 2 – Construction technology & environmental services

Day THREE- Thursday, 28 October 2021

  • Module 3 – Managing Projects/Leading Projects

Day FOUR - Wednesday, 3 November 2021

  • Module 4 - Project finance

Day FIVE- Wednesday, 10 November 2021

  • Module 5 - Procurement & tendering

Day SIX - Wednesday, 17 November 2021

  • Module 6 – Commercial management

Day SEVEN - Thursday, 25 November 2021

  • Module 7 - Programming & Planning/Design Project Briefs

Day EIGHT - Wednesday, 1 December 2021

  • Module 8 - Contract practice

Day NINE - Wednesday, 8 December 2021

  • Module 9 - Contract administration

Day TEN - Wednesday, 14 December 2021

  • Module 10 - Risk management / insurance

Day ELEVEN - Wednesday, 21 December 2021

  • Module 11 - Mandatory competencies demonstration

Day TWELVE- Wednesday, 29 December 2021

  • Module 12 - Preparing for case study & final assessment

1-on-1 consulation

This 2-hour consulative session will be arranged upon completion of the training sessions. Basing on your draft of Summary of Experience (SoE) and Case Study, the trainer will provide customized advices on how to complete your written assessment and demonstrate your competenices in the Final Assessment Interview.

Learning objective

By completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key stages and the requirements of the RICS APC assessment
  • Understand best practice for project management (RICS's standard)
  • Explain the mandatory competencies in the Final Assessment Interview
  • Demonstrate high standard knowledge on the Core and Optional competencies in the assessment
  • Identify the areas which are needed to enhance
  • Evaluate forms of construction for vaiours proerty types
  • Assess the practices & procedures of international QS
  • Prepare your Summary of Experience and Case Study for submission (written assessment)


Dr. Stanley Chow


Ph.D, BSc(HON), MSc

Dr Chow has 25 years of experience in construction industry, especially in QS and cost control field.

He received the Ph.D. in Business Administration, Bachelor Degree of Science with Honours in Quantity Surveying and Master Degree of Science in Construction Management and Economics.

He achieved both of the Fellow membership of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (FHKIS). He is also the Registered Professional Surveyor in the Quantity Surveying Division of Hong Kong Surveyors Registration Board (RPS(QS)) and Registered Cost Engineer of China (RCE(PRC)).

Dr Chow Honorary Awarded as Member by Invitation of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (MAIQS) and Certified Quantity Surveyor (CQS) in 2018.

He has worked as the Chairman of Assessors of APC Final Interview Panels for RICS in Shanghai and Hong Kong for 15 years, and now he is one of the three RICS Licensed Assessor Trainers (LAT) in Hong Kong.


Mr. Peter Au

Mr Au has been working in the learning & development industry for more than 10 years. He has served across a number of professions such as legal, auditing, finance and I.T. security.

Mr Au worked in RICS in the last couple of years and was responsible for creating and operating training courses for APC or trainees. He has comprehensive understanding of all requirements of APC assessment and his programs were appreciated by the delegates since these programs increase the passing rate of RICS APC assessment.


Peter Au


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