Combined APEL / PR Route to Chartership

Decision Making and Leadership


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Designed to help members in ACIOB and ICIOB grades without qualifications at level 6 (no degree, higher NVQ or CMP) move into Chartered Membership. Coupled with detailed advice on how to complete the Professional review (PR) draft submission, ensuring confidence in your final submission.

Following the grade review in 2015, ACIOB and ICIOB members have been given 10 years to transition to MCIOB, before the grades are completely closed. There are 8,500 ACIOB and ICIOB members requiring support into Chartered Membership.

Upon successful completion of the APEL Route, you will begin the Professional Review Process. We have a designated tutor to support a brilliant final professional review submission. Giving you the best chance of success in achieving MCIOB status.

Providing 90 days access to all eLearning content, for flexibility to prepare before final PR submission.

We now accept payment in USD for all our courses.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Event Details

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APEL Route:

  • 1 hour Interview with CIOB Assessor, checking delegates skills and knowledge.

Professional Review:

  • Instructional eLearning with accompanied reading materials
  • Case studies and practical exercise
  • Draft application submission and tailored feedback from our tutor
  • Claim a certificate of completion
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APEL Route:

  • Complete formal assessment, interview style assessing knowledge and skills with an experienced CIOB assessor.

Professional Review:

  • Develop understanding of professional review requirements
  • Guidance on professional review submissions
  • Providing structure for competence report required for professional review
  • Interview by experienced CIOB assessor.
  • Professional review fundamentals
  • Common reasons for failure
  • About CIOB
  • Application requirements
  • Competence report essentials
  • Occupational and management competence
  • Professionalism, rules and regulations
  • Professional review application guidance
  • Professional review application draft submissions

APEL Route to MCIOB:

  • Aimed at members in ACIOB and ICIOB grades without level 6 qualifications.
  • People who have not actively worked over the past 3 years are not eligible.


Professional Review:

  • Ideal for construction managers ready to apply for MCIOB.

APEL Assessor conducting an interview, assessing current skills and knowledge.

Professional review draft application submission, accompanied by feedback before final submission.

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Course Leader

Mike Hammond



Dr. Hammond FCIOB started his career as a plumber before moving on to train as a quantity surveyor, working with a number of large consultancies including Turner and Townsend. In the early 1990s, he moved into education, working initially at Wigan and Leigh College before moving to Dudley College, where he became head of construction. In 2005, he moved to SummitSkills Ltd the Sector Skills Council for the Building Services Engineering Sector as Head of Research.

Dr. Hammond has published a book on Skills Policy in the UK and a number of academic papers. In addition, he has also published numerous reports for Government Departments, Devolved Government, and numerous agencies around the UK Currently Mike is Director of his own Research and Education Company, offering bespoke research and educational services to public and private sector clients. Mike is also currently an examiner for the CIOB on the Chartered Management Programme.



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