APC podcasts

RICS training adviser Christina Hirst has produced several podcasts that contain useful advice for APC candidates.


An introduction to structured training

In this podcast, Christina discusses:

  • what structured training is;
  • what candidates should expect of their employers;
  • what candidates should do if their work does not cover all the necessary competencies for their pathways;
  • what candidates should do if they change jobs during their structured training; and
  • her top tips for candidates.

More information can be found on the Structured training at a glance page.

Choosing your case study

In this podcast, Christina discusses:

  • what a case study is;
  • how to choose a case study;
  • which projects candidates should not choose;
  • the level of involvement the candidate should have in the chosen project; and 
  • her top tips for candidates choosing case studies.

More information can be found on the Choose your case study page.

Preparing for final assessment

In this podcast, Christina discusses:

  • what the final assessment is;
  • how to prepare for the final assessment; and
  • her top tips for candidates.

More information can be found on the Prepare for final assessment page.

Introduction to preliminary review

In this podcast, Christina discusses:

  • what preliminary review is;
  • how candidates should prepare for preliminary review;
  • what assessors will be looking for in the candidate's submissions; and
  • her top tips for preliminary review candidates.

More information can be found on the Preliminary review at a glance page.

Q+A session with apprentices

In this podcast, Christina is joined by three apprentices studying on the surveying apprenticeship, all of whom work for organisations within the government property profession.