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Collaborative Working

Construction Management CPD
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: October 2020
  • Course duration: Start date, day of the week and time to be announced soon.

The aim of this course is to explore the business case for using collaborative working (and its associated information and communication technologies) on construction projects.

It will focus on collaborative working technologies and standard procedures (BS1192: 2007) and includes demonstrations and on-the-job learning of collaborative working environments.


The key aim of this course is for you to understand and use the benefits provided by collaborative working on your projects.

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

  • analyse and evaluate the fundamental concepts, principles and theories associated with collaborative working and the associated ICTs, Standards and processes
  • develop a systematic understanding and analysis of the relationships between ICTs, business processes, and employees’ skills in the design and implementation of collaborative working
  • identify, critically analyse and appraise the implications for projects and businesses of using collaborative working
  • analyse, evaluate and resolve problems on construction projects using collaborative working standards and ICTs
  • communicate effectively in oral, written and graphical formats incorporating relevant information.

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

Passing the assessed element (an exam or coursework) can also contribute credit towards a postgraduate award. All candidates seeking credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to receive credit you must mention this at the time of application, or with your tutor at the earliest opportunity.

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:

  • the history and background to collaborative working
  • standards and collaborative procedures
  • collaborative working technologies
  • the business implications of collaborative working, including risk analysis.

Strongly supported by case studies from the construction industry, it's anticipated that you'll be stimulated and motivated to undertake further research into relevant topics.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials.

Entry requirements

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and coordinating projects.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and coordinating projects.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then your form to be considered by the academic team: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

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 your form to be considered by the academic team: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

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

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £925

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £925.

Payment is due before the course starts.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418