APC Accelerated Learning: Building Surveying

1395.00 GBP

90.0 Hours Formal CPD

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Building surveying is one of the largest areas of the surveying practice, and covers a wide range of professional roles. This APC Acceleration course has been designed to evolve the technical skills and knowledge required to become a Chartered Building Surveyor.

Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate the different stages of design and construction from inception to completion
  • Determine the appropriate processes of construction and alteration
  • Identify building works and how they relate into different property structures
  • Establish the appropriate various stages of the design process
  • Recognise the functional requirements and performance of building materials and components
  • Analyse the requirements of a client’s brief, in order to satisfy their requirements
  • Recognise the requirements supporting different types of property inspections
  • Review the different methods of completing property inspections
  • Establish various techniques of carrying out inspections
  • Identify building defects likely to be encountered in typical building surveying
  • Establish the causes of failure, and the likely results of failure, together with recommendations of appropriate remedial measures
  • Effectively implement administrative procedures necessary for the smooth running of a construction contract
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the contract administrator
  • Recognise the legal/regulatory requirements for surveying
  • Identify health and safety risks in relation to building surveying regulations and guidance
  • Increase confidence on how to write your summaries of experience in order to demonstrate competence
  • Be able to prepare your case study and presentation for submission, or know in which areas your need to gain further experience, knowledge or skills to improve to be able to submit
  • Ready to sit your final assessment interview, or know the areas in which to improve and develop
  • Upcoming Dates

    Course information

    This acceleration course has been designed to evolve technical skills and knowledge needed for professionals who work in building surveying and covers professional ethics and core competencies defined in the RICS pathway guide.

    In addition, the course will support professionals throughout the membership assessment process and activities. Delegates will receive feedback and support from a RICS Assessor, simplifying the process and preparation for their final assessment to become chartered.

    With access to our industry-leading online library isurv included (Building Surveying channel only), delegates will be able to access a wealth of information to support their learning.

    Course contents

    This course includes technical modules, competency masterclasses and APC process content broken down into the following modules:

    Introduction module: Understanding the APC
    Module 1: Construction Technology and Environmental Services
    Module 2: Design and Specification
    Module 3: Inspection
    Module 4: Building Pathology
    Module 5: Contract Administration
    Module 6: Legal/ Regulatory Compliance
    Module 7: Mandatory Competencies
    Module 8: Getting Qualified
    Revision and end of course assessment

    End of course assessments

    Delegates are assessed through an online multiple-choice question assessment which takes place at the end of the programme. 

    N.B. Completion of these assessments and course will not guarantee receiving RICS membership qualification, this will depend on the result of the final APC assessment.

    What delegates get from this course

    • Technical building surveying training
    • APC process and competency masterclasses
    • Access to our industry-leading online library isurv (Building Surveying channel only)
    • 200 study hours available
    • Upon passing the online multiple-choice question assessment delegates will be awarded with a RICS Certification of Completion

    This course is ideal for

    • All Building Surveying APC candidates who want to accelerate their learning
    • Professionals from other backgrounds who wish to become chartered as building surveying members


    Further Guidance

    +44 (0) 24 768 685 84

    Additional information

    Next available start date: No live dates, recording available

    Enrollment duration: 310 Days

    Languages: English

    Category: Getting Qualified

    Price: 1395.00 GBP

    Member price: 1395.00 GBP

    Detailed course guide

    Course Type: Distance Learning