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Case Study Essentials

Knowing how to write a good case study is important for your APC submission. This course will teach you how to demonstrate evidence in-line with the RICS competency framework and ensure clarity around the new case study requirements to set yourself up for success.

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Session Duration:
90 minutes
Wed 11 Jul 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
1.5 hours formal CPD

Course information

Learn how to structure a case study to demonstrate your knowledge and skills for your APC submission.

An APC Assessor will guide you through best practice examples for writing case studies. You will look at common mistakes and how they can be avoided to reduce risk of referral. Once complete, you will be able to effectively write your own experiences against the RICS Way to ensure you have the best chance of success

Course Content

  • What is the purpose of the Case Study?
  • How to analyze the right project to demonstrate your competence and experience
  • Identify effective writing styles to demonstrate your competence
  • Top tips for preparing and completing your Case Study
  • Practical examples and discussion

Who Should Attend

All APC candidates who are looking to develop their skills in creating a strong and effective case study submission in line with the new APC approach.

Learning outcomes

Identify the common pitfalls to enable you to successfully create your effective case study

Use industry language to demonstrate your competency

Recognize the content requirements and layout of the Case Study and what is expected from candidates

Avoid common pitfalls that result in candidate referral

Apply best practice measures for completing your Case Study

About the speaker

Andrew Ainsworth FRICS is a construction professional whose expertise and management skills are derived from a diverse range of industries and projects. Within the construction industry, he has comprehensive hands-on experience in Cost Engineering that incorporates cost management; value engineering; project controls management; contract(s) administration as wells as contract dispute claims analyses. He has been involved in a broad range of domestic and international project types that include tunnels; heavy highway and other civil structures; process and power plants; industrial facilities; as well as commercial buildings. As an RICS assessor he is a panelist for Assessment of Professional Competency (APC) interviews which are the final step in determining whether to award the RICS designation to a candidate.

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Additional information


This class will be delivered using PowerPoint slides with discussions and activities integrated throughout to embed your learning. The class will end with an open Q&A session with your instructor.

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  • RICS professionals Price $40
  • Non-RICS professionals $50
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