Working in a relatively small firm with no APC structure and being the only graduate undertaking my assessment this year was slightly daunting until I enrolled with APC Success. The professionalism, knowledge and guidance offered from day one is second to none and no stone is left unturned. I was put at ease at what to expect, and the information provided in the handout was my most useful revision tool. I would whole heartedly recommend APC Success to anyone looking to achieve Chartered Status at the first attempt.
Working for a local authority who have not put a graduate through their APC in years, the whole experience was daunting and I had little support.
What I liked and valued was the support from start to finish: Timia was always available to respond to my endless questions about the bookings and support during COVID-19 when it all first started. She managed my expectations and when locations were changed to online platforms, it worked smoothly and was actually better than traveling into London!
I valued the support and comfort Jon was able to provide: His knowledge of the entire process, expectations etc and ability to simplify what is expected is something that put me at ease from the first session. His expertise and advice on how to prepare and what to prioritise was without a doubt what helped me pass the APC first time.
The three APC Success sessions were invaluable to me in understanding how to structure my submission write up, including the use of hooks and ensuring I was not opening myself up to wider questioning that I was unlikely to be prepared for.
It also gave me a great starting point for thinking about the case study and made this challenge less daunting.
I valued the advice I received on how to prepare for and go about the interview – including the opportunity to listen to sample case study presentations and practice my question answering style.
The course provides an excellent overview of the whole APC process whilst going into detail on each competency.
It provides a bible of a book and without it would make the task of revising very difficult.
The course provides you with a great foundation of knowledge and structure to follow.
The support from lectures and fellow candidates was also very useful and helped deal with stress of the overall process!
The course was really well run and having the sessions online did not affect the experience.
The sessions were interactive, which was good.
The APC Success book was the perfect revision bible.
APC Success was really useful in order to ensure I had the correct information in my subs and had the correct and most up-to-date legislation & RICS documents included.
The knowledge and support provided by Jon was second to none.
The ability to communicate via WhatsApp meant that he was always accessible to answer any queries and provide a truly bespoke process.
The revision guide, and podcast series also provided me with the base of knowledge to be able to excel and pass first time. Thank you!
I always felt like I was valued as an individual, and the advice was never overly generic.
Always available to help with any queries, no matter how small!
I was lucky enough to have support from both Miles and Jon over the course of my two year structured training programme – both were incredibly knowledgeable and provided tailored advice relevant to my experience and chosen competencies.
The revision sessions were run by Jon and were pivotal in my eventual success in the APC. The sessions were highly informative and interactive, in spite of being forced to shift to online seminars due to Covid. Jon gave clear advice around how to focus time and efforts, both with regards to the drafting of the Summary of Experience and Case Study, as well as how to revise for the assessment itself.
Additionally Jon was always completely up to date with the shifting ways in which the assessments were due to be run, in particular the changing rules around how additional materials could be used during the Case Study presentation. This gave me great confidence that I was preparing in the right way and avoiding any additional stress.
As a result of the information and advice given over the course of the Paperwork and Interview Preparation sessions, I felt very comfortable that I knew exactly what to expect at all times during the APC, which helped me to stay calm both before and during the assessment itself.
Overall, APC Success was instrumental in allowing me to perform to the best of my ability and in ensuring a positive result.
APC Success offer a best in class service in relation to APC advice, recommendations and interview prep.
I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to take their preparation to the next level.