Law for Construction

Construction Management CPD
  • Level(s) of study: Professional / Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 1 October 2019
  • Course duration: Tuesday afternoons for 15 weeks (term-time only) typically 2 - 5 pm

The main aim of this course is to provide you with a framework for understanding legal processes and legal decision making.

It will also provide you with a basis for understanding some key legal rights and responsibilities.

The module will also provide a basis for understanding dispute resolution.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • develop a systematic understanding of the English Legal System, including the identification and application of recognised legal sources and criminal and civil liability
  • critically evaluate, discuss and apply key contract law concepts
  • critically discuss and apply key torts
  • review and critically appraise Health and Safety law
  • critically evaluate corporate and social legal responsibilities
  • critically evaluate and apply the key principles of dispute resolution
  • identify and critically review the application of legal cases in contract and tort, and apply these to construction industry scenarios
  • identify the key legal findings from cases and apply these principles to construction issues
  • critically review the legal processes to understand how they can be applied to construction scenarios
  • critically evaluate case-based law findings based on contract law and tort to resolve construction disputes
  • use appropriate information technologies to acquire key legal information.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a postgraduate award.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

This course will include:

  • English Legal systems and processes
  • key elements of contract law
  • review of key torts
  • review and development of health and safety law
  • corporate social responsibility, including corporate manslaughter legislation
  • methods of dispute resolution including courts, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and conciliation.

How you’re taught

In addition to your lectures and seminars, you will also have a one-to-one session with an academic who will provide you with guidance on how to complete projects successfully and to ensure deadlines are understood.

Entry requirements

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418