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Preparing for the APC Case Study

The case study is your opportunity to demonstrate your range of skills and competencies on an important project, and is a key component of your APC submission.

Wed 23 May 2018
09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
London, London, Venue tbc

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£110 + VAT


By the end of the course you will appreciate the role of the case study in the final assessment of your membership credentials.  You will learn about how to choose a suitable case study, structure the report, what to include and how to use industry language to demonstrate your competencies. Using best practice examples presented by an APC assessor you’ll identify the most common mistakes and how they can be avoided.

Pre-reading in between the sessions will generate discussion and help you to thoroughly understand the process. In order to give you confidence in the knowledge you gain during the course, you will be able to test yourself through quizzes, polls and chat activities and have plenty of opportunity to interact with the trainer and other candidates. You’ll also be set an activity to complete between parts 1 and 2, so you can apply the skills you learn in part 1 to your day to day role and review how this went with the assessor in part 2.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the role of the case study in the overall assessment
  • Identify what assessors will be looking for
  • Articulate the key attributes of a project likely to make a good topic
  • Recognise the content requirements and layout of the Case Study and what is expected from candidates
  • Identify the common pitfalls to enable you to successfully create your effective case study
  • Use industry language to demonstrate your competency

Course Structure

  • What role does the case study play in the assessment?
  • What are the key components?
  • What are the assessors looking for?
  • What projects make good subjects?
  • How should the report be Course Structured?

Who should attend?

All APC and Associate candidates should attend

Course content

APC refresher information

Preparation and choosing a project

Writing the case study:

  • Part 1 - Introduction
  • Part 2 - My approach
  • Part 3 - My achievements
  • Part 4 - Conclusion


Key things to remember

Report writing


Rules of Conduct

Further support

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28 February - morning session

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28 February - afternoon session

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23 May - afternoon session

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Helped me

Jessica Kingston, Quantity Surveyor on 09/11/2017

"It really helped me to get my head around the case study and what is required."

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