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Construction Training Courses

We provide high quality training on all areas concerning Construction and Property Professionals. No matter if you have a team of Quantity Surveyors who need to get up to speed on the latest NEC 4 contract or a facilities manager who wants to act as a CDM Co-ordinator we have the training course for you.

For the full list of all current courses see below:
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A Winner's Guide to Communication and Negotiation Skills

This 1 day interactive course will appeal to professionals dealing with simple and complex negotiations and wishing to actively avoid legal claims. Delegates will learn how to prepare for the unexpected, win from a weak position and create relationships that work despite conflict. They will be given a series of practical tips and techniques and have the chance to perfect their skills in a safe but realistic environment.

This course will appeal to both newer negotiators, who are beginning to work with contracts, and to more experienced professionals, who are seeking to review and sharpen their skills.

Benefits of this course:
• Understand negotiation and communication skills
• Gain knowledge of the issues within negotiation and communication
• Learn the tools and tips needed for success
• Get to grips with resolving conflict
• Benefit from a post seminar help line

Achieving Compliance with the Building Regulations Part L

This 1 day course will provide professionals within the building industry with valuable practical guidance on how to demonstrate compliance with the new part L1A and L2A approved documents and amended L1B – L2B.

The new Approved Documents detail the next step changes to the Government’s intention to achieve zero carbon dwellings by 2016 and zero carbon non-dwellings by 2019. It will focus on the requirements in detail, including the interpretation of the standards and, through the use of case studies involving real projects, will guide you through the compliance route.

We also deliver 'Keeping up to speed with the Latest Building and Fire Regulations' course which contains 1 hour’s content on Part L.

Benefits of this course:
• Understand the changes to Building Regulations
• Get to grips with how fuel can be conserved
• Knowledge of how to comply with updated regulations
• Benefit from a post seminar help line

Advanced NEC4 ECC User's Guide

This 1 day course will provide delegates, already experienced in using the ECC, with a review of the contract in use at an advanced user’s level.

It will be particularly attractive to delegates who have already been on a Construction Study Centre’s NEC and NEC Compensation Events courses. It is necessary that delegates should have a detailed background and a working knowledge of the form.

The course will include pre-event conference calls to delegates to obtain their specific views as to course content. It will refer to worked examples, and include ‘tutorial’ type sessions and practical tips.

Benefits of this course:
• Gain a more in depth understanding of the NEC contracts
• Be cognisant of the radically different approach that NEC provides to contract
• Understand the problems arising from not being proactive
• Ability to share problems and queries
• Benefit from a post seminar helpline facility

APM - PMQ (Project Management Qualification)


The APMP project management qualification is designed for those who see project management as a key part of their role. It establishes a solid foundation in project management behaviours, skills, processes and tools. It is ideal for those, with a few years’ experience in project delivery, who are seeking to consolidate a structured approach to project management.

At the end of the course you will be able to:
•Confidently apply the principles of project management to your project including: ◦Defining the different roles in a project
◦Describing the difference between a project, programme and portfolio
◦Understanding impact of project context on success
◦Establishing the project lifecycle and its benefits
◦Developing a project business case
◦Preparing a project management plan with the associated baselines
◦Describing the way in which project managers lead and develop teams
◦Describe how to control a project including applying earned value management
◦Explain how to procure external resources
◦Explain how quality can be managed during project delivery

•Confidently sit the APMP exam with a clear understanding of what is required to pass.
•Explain the benefits of project management to you and your organisation.

This course will be delivered over 5 days.

Building Access and Egress: Compliance Standards for People with Disabilities

This brand new 1 day course will provide statutory national regulatory guidance to clients, design professionals and contractors engaged in the construction of new buildings and alterations/extensions to existing buildings including historical buildings for the access and egress of People with Disabilities using buildings.

The course will include national Building Regulations requirements, British Standards and Equality Act legislation requirements for all types of buildings including reference to supplementary guidance documents.

Effective communication & negotiation skills for construction and property professionals

This RECENTLY UP-DATED 1 DAY COURSE is for construction and property professionals wishing to rapidly build their power and impact in negotiations, pitches and business meetings.

It will give you the skills and confidence to write, present and get the best deal for yourself and your company.

There will be interactive group work to bring out your issues and deal with them safely in a dynamic and energetic atmosphere. This training session will be fast, fun and informative.

• Matthew Hill
Matthew Hill is an author, broadcaster and master trainer with more than 10 year’s experience of coaching people like you to reach their goals, improve the quality of their lives and find their voice to influence and assert their wishes.

He has worked with such companies as Tesco, General Electric, Vodafone and Mercedes Benz.


* Fantasic ideas and approaches
* Excellent - I was very pleasantly surprised !

First Principles of Planning and Scheduling

This is a new Foundation level course. The course will be based around standard Planning and Scheduling techniques and methodologies.

The inclusion of the practical application of techniques, via training exercises, is paramount to delegates gaining an understanding of the basic calculations and results that computer based systems so readily generate. All training exercises will be manual (pen, paper, flip chart etc.) followed by delegate discussion on results. No specific computer based toolsets) will be utilised although examples of available toolsets will be discussed briefly towards the end of the course.

Benefits of this course:
• To appreciate the importance and benefits of a good quality planning process to the overall success of a project.
• To understand the basic principles of Plan and Schedule development.
• To understand the inter-relationship(s) between scope, time, resource requirements and performance as part of an integrated planning approach.
• Consider the impact of ‘Change’ on the Schedule and Resource Requirements/Availability
• Benefit from a post seminar helpline

ISO 9001:2015 Foundation and Internal QMS Auditor Training

Category: Contract and Law
Purpose and benefits of a quality management system
•Purpose of Annex SL, Appendix 2 and its use by standards writers
•The structure and content of ISO 9001:2015 and its relationship with ISO 9000:2015
•The requirements of ISO 9001:2015
•Role of internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of quality management systems
•Role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an internal quality management system audit, in accordance with ISO19011.
Public Course Delegate Rate: £1095 plus VAT

No scheduled dates currently available.

Maintenance for the Life of Buildings

Well maintained, fit for purpose and compliant property assets are critical to the delivery of core business in all organisations; all businesses and public sector organisations need reliable, efficient and safe buildings to operate from. Regrettably many public and commercial sector organisations continue to fail to ensure that building assets are maintained to provide satisfactory levels of performance and safety.
As the owner or manager of building assets it is essential to adopt a proactive approach to managing planned maintenance and statutory compliance. This new one-day course is built around case studies and examples and you will find it a stimulating source of information for your professional development.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for people who own, manage and maintain property. You may be in the public or private sector and responsible for national property portfolios or a substantial individual property. The course content will also benefit consultant property and facility managers. The content draws on case study material from all types of buildings, including residential, retail, offices, leisure, hotels, industrial, commercial, schools and colleges.
Teaching methods include the use of handouts, sample reports, risk assessment templates, checklists, website links and case studies, which will serve as a continuing source of reference for participants.
Reasons why you should attend
• Occupying and using premises are a significant cost to an organisation or company
• Well maintained, fit for purpose and compliant property assets are critical to the delivery of business success
• Keep up to-date with best practice and trends
• Planned preventative building maintenance maximizes cost savings and provides better value for money
• Deferring building maintenance could result in the closure of the premises
• Practice premises management with minimal environmental impact and low carbon solutions

Managing Health & Safety in Property and Buildings – Asbestos, Fire Safety and Legionella

Category: CDM
This 1 day course will provide an overview of the legal requirements and associated risks of managing all non-residential properties in the private and public sector, and how to go about taking the danger out of buildings.

This course covers the risks, principles and importance of managing health and safety in buildings as well as the legal responsibilities in doing so. Health and safety within buildings takes into consideration legionella management, asbestos management, fire risks and statutory inspections of electrical, gas, pressure and lifting systems ensuring non-residential properties are risk free.

Benefits of this course:
• Gain in-depth knowledge of risk management
• Recognise responsibilities for managing and rectifying risks
• Learn how to manage a variety of risks
• Get to grips with statutory inspections
• Benefit from a post seminar help line

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