APC consultative training program (QS202109)

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

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For RICS pathways

  • Quantity surveying
  • Project management

Course period: 13 October - 29 December

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

CPD: 28 hours

Format: Mixed learning mode (Live online + F2F)

Language: Cantonese


With 12 x training sessions and 1 x one-on-one consultative session, our trainer will guide you through the APC process to complete the RICS assessment, to become a chartered surveyor of Quantity surveying and 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 one-on-one 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 sit for the final interview.


Module ONE - Wednesday, 13 October 2021

  • APC orientation

Module TWO - Wednesday, 20 October 2021

  • Construction technology & environmental services

Module THREE- Wednesday, 27October 2021

  • Design economics & cost planning

Module FOUR - Wednesday, 3 November 2021

  • Project finance

Module FIVE- Wednesday, 10 November 2021

  • Procurement & tendering

Day SIX - Wednesday, 17 November 2021

  • Module 6 – Commercial management

Day SEVEN - Wednesday, 24 November 2021

  • Module 7 - Quantification and costing

Day EIGHT - Wednesday, 1 December 2021

  • Module 8 - Contract practice

Day NINE - Wednesday, 8 December 2021

  • Module 9 - Contract administration

Day TEN - Wednesday, 15 December 2021

  • Module 10 - Risk management / insurance

Day ELEVEN - Wednesday, 22 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 requirements of the RICS APC assessment
  • Understand best practice for quantity surveying / 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 various property 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.


Peter Au

Email: pau@apc-development.com

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