Who should attend?

This course is for all Graduates and Placement Students in the final year of their APC.

What’s the course about?

This course is relevant to all data capture and measurement of land or property. In the context of the property pathways it refers particularly to measurement of saleable/lettable areas for agency or valuation purposes.

What will be covered?

Level 1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles and limitations of measurement relevant to your area of practice.

Examples of knowledge comprised within this level are:

  • Relevant data capture techniques including the use of lasers and tapes
  • The limitations of different methods of measurement
  • Checking procedures for the instruments used and the calculations undertaken
  • Potential sources of error from use of the instruments
  • IPMS 2nd edition – IPMS 1, 2 , 3 and the differences between IPMS and NIA/ GIA
  • Understanding the basis on which measurements should be undertaken ie the core definitions of measurement and their application (Gross External Area, Gross Internal Area And Net Internal Area)
  • Awareness of the appropriate standards and guidance relating to measurement with particular reference to the RICS Code Of Measuring Practice
  • The degree of accuracy that is required for different types of property and the use to which the measurements will be put
  • The use and limitations of plans and drawings.

Level 2

Apply your knowledge to undertake measurement. Use basic and/or advanced instrumentation to collect data. Present appropriate information gained from measurement.

Examples of activities and knowledge comprised within this level are:

  • Using the appropriate instrumentation (including lasers and tapes) to capture sufficiently accurate data, based on an understanding of limitations of different instruments
  • Dealing with and advising on sources of error from use of instruments
  • Applying the appropriate guidance correctly in practice to undertake measurement of a variety of properties, understanding the basis on which measurements should be undertaken
  • Undertaking necessary calculations
  • Preparing and presenting measurements in a manner appropriate for the purpose they are to be used understanding the level of accuracy that is required for different types of property.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of undertaking this course, candidates will have a better understanding of:

  • How to measure property
  • On what basis to measure property
  • The difference between IPMS (2nd Edition) and Code of Measuring Practice
  • Understanding Zoning
  • Acceptable tolerances when measuring property

Typical APC Questions (Levels 1 and 2)

Trainer: Mark Hoffman

Duration: 2 hours

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Duration: 2 months
Price: £49.00

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