In 2017, our assessors nominated candidates who had made particularly excellent L-APC submissions for commendation. The RTPI's Membership Assessment Advisory Panel then judged the nominated submissions. Two candidates were awarded an L-APC Commendation for 2017 and they have provided their top tips for the L-APC on their profile pages:
Top tips of 2017 include:
- Give yourself plenty of time – working full time and preparing your L-APC submission can be stressful. Agree a date of completion for your first draft with your mentor, to ensure it is finalised in time and the submission is not rushed.
- Don't leave your Professional Development Plan (PDP) to the last minute – your PDP should be the conclusion to your submission and is an on-going reflection on how as a planner you are to improve. Agree your Actions with your line manager as they should be achievable and relevant to your progression.
- Start drafting your log book early – begin drafting your log book early to ensure that you record your experience in as much detail as possible; It will make drafting the Practical Experience Statement (PES) and Professional Competence Statement (PCS) much easier.
Please note: To stay fit for purpose, L-APC requirements do change over time. For the most up to date advice, please always refer to the L-APC Guidance on the Licentiate APC webpage. Candidate details provided here are current at time of L-APC submission in 2017.