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Blended course for APC route trainees in QS & construction Nov 17

RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM (HKT)

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Event Details

Duration: 7 months
Venue: Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Early bird registration deadline: 21 Oct 2017
Delegate fees
RICS member                          $26,000 (early bird rate: $23,000)
Non RICS member                   $30,000 (early bird rate: $26,000)

CPD hour: 200 hours
Format: Blended learning programme    
Language: English (online modules) + Cantonese/ English (face-to-face sessions)         

Course summary

This blended course accelerates your APC process to become a member of the RICS as a quantity surveyor.

The need for chartered quantity surveyors is significant. By 2020 a prediction of 18 billion will be spent on construction projects across key developing markets, therefore having the skills meet this global demand is essential.

In this course, you will be guided in your progress to fulfil the required competencies of the quantity surveying pathway. There are 3 learning channels for each core competency; technical training, how demonstrate your competency for assessment and personalized feedback on your summaries of experience from Quantity Surveying APC assessors. At the end of the course is an exam to check your understanding of the technical content and a mock interview workshop with a QS assessor.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for:
• QS APC candidates who want to fast-track their progress.
• Surveyors from other backgrounds who wish to become chartered as QS members.
• Other professionals in the built environment (e.g. Architects, Engineers and Construction Project Managers) who want to become chartered quantity surveyors, by taking the APC pathway to become members of the RICS.

Course structure

Delivered over 7 months, this course outlines the practices and core principles of quantity surveying in 6 content modules. Each module covers a competency required by the profession and using a blended style of online study. Through a mixture of learning content and interactive sessions, delegates will gain a thorough grounding of the required technical knowledge of each competency. There will also be a face to face consolidation session in how to demonstrate your knowledge of each competency and a personal feedback from a QS Assessor on your summary of experience.

Each content module is composed of the following, to support and enhance the learners’ needs in gaining knowledge throughout the course programme.

• E-learning sessions
• Reading material
• Face to Face Sessions
• Case studies
• Online forum
• End of module quizzes
• Assessor feedback

E-learning sessions
The online technical e-learning sessions provide you with a detailed overview of the principles and methodologies covered within each module. These are created by highly experienced trainers to give the core competencies of Quantity Surveying practice.

Reading materials
Further your study and understanding of the methodologies with the directed reading material. Sourced from textbooks and articles, these readings support your development throughout the course programme

Face-to-face sessions
The face to face sessions consolidate your learning from the modules. Here you will have a chance to meet the course tutor and to ask any questions directly.

Case studies
Technical case studies provide you with examples of practice, within these case studies you will be able to practice the theory taught within the module. Your responses will be shared within the online forums.

Online forum
Each module has a dedicated forum to provide you with constant access to your tutor and a shared learning area with fellow delegates. Creating a dedicated learning environment you will be able to partake in topic discussion and share you learning with lots of other people from all over the world.

End of module quizzes
At the end of each module is a short quiz, to check your understanding of the content and to help track your progress.

Summaries of experience for assessor feedback
A QS Assessor will review your summary of experience for each competency and give personalized feedback strengths and weaknesses.

Deadline for registration: Sunday 05 Nov 2017, 11:30pm

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When & Where

RICS Hong Kong office
Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre
183 Queen's Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM - Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM (HKT)

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RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Confidence through professional standards

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.

We accredit 125,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance.Their expertise covers property, asset valuation and real estate management; the costing and leadership of construction projects; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining,farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our professionals are involved the same standards and ethics apply.

We believe that standards underpin effective markets. With up to seventy per cent of the world’s wealth bound up in land and real estate, our sector is vital to economic development, helping to support stable, sustainable investment and growth around the globe.

With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the world, our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed professional standards. We work at a cross-governmental level, delivering international standards that will support a safe and vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, for the benefit of all.

We are proud of our reputation and we guard it fiercely, so clients who work with an RICS professional can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services they receive.

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