Managing Your Small Surveying Practice

40.00 GBP

1.5 Hours Formal CPD

Whether you’re a sole practitioner or have a small number of employees, knowing the key areas of managing a small practice are fundamental to success. Learn more from a trainer who has experience of both.

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Course information

Being a Chartered Surveyor is challenging and competitive, and if you are a sole practitioner or plan to run your own small firm, there are certain skills and principles you will need to familiarise yourself with to become successful in the business.

During this class we’ll introduce you to a number of key competencies – taking a look at some of the key areas you need to know about, making sure you have an awareness of all the skills you need, as well as discussing measures of success in these areas.

If you’re thinking of starting your own practice or have recently started a new business, this class will suit you as it offers some introductory advice and expertise from a surveyor who has experience in running a successful firm as well as working alone. This class will lay a foundation of knowledge which you can build on through practice and further training.

Course Content

  • Introduction – Business Models and Structures
  • Basic Business Strategy and Development
  • Introduction to Red Tape and Legislation
  • Introduction to People Management
  • General Business Advice – Resources and Organisations, recommended further RICS training


This class will be fully interactive, accompanied by some presentation slides to aid you visually. It will include quiz questions, open discussions and a practical case study to cement your learning. We’ll finish with an open Q&A with your expert trainer to get the most from your expert trainer.

Why attend this course?

This course relates to a large number of APC Competencies, so attend to learn more about them.

Don’t get caught out by the unexpected when venturing into running your own small practice. This class will look at the fundamentals – the need to know – to help you in running your small practice. Whether you’ve already started, just starting out or thinking of starting your own business, this class will introduce you to the advice and guidance you need, as well as give the opportunity to discuss your questions with the trainer. It will prepare you for attending more detailed training in the future.

Who should attend?

Because we’re covering key business skills, this class will benefit;

Sole practitioners, directors of or those that help to run small firms, those thinking of becoming sole practitioners or starting their own business.

However, this course should also be of interest to those in management positions or looking to learn more about the fundamentals of running a business.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe basic business models and structures and begin to recognise which is most appropriate for your small firm
  • Identify some of the key business skill areas of running a small practice
  • Expand your knowledge and skill in these areas
  • Get started in distinguishing ways of measuring your success in these areas
  • Recognise warning signs to look out for that could signal development areas
  • Presenter


    James Bridgland

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