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Construction and Planning

property management cpd
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 29 September 2020
  • Course duration: Tuesday mornings term-time only (typically 9 am - 12 noon) for twelve weeks, plus coursework

This course introduces you to the professional and technical subjects within the field of real estate, and the building technology concepts with regards to traditional domestic and low-rise multi-storey construction.

You'll also learn about the principles of investment, investment characteristics and investment valuation techniques, and the key aspects of land use and the Town and Country Planning system.


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

  • generate new ideas, innovations or solutions to problems
  • communicate information, ideas and concepts in an articulate fashion
  • work constructively and cooperatively in teams
  • apply ethical and professional values to situations.

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:

  • traditional building techniques including foundations, wall construction, floor systems, roof systems and fenestration
  • an overview of building services
  • non-traditional construction techniques
  • alternative forms of investment and the concept of yield
  • the basic techniques of real estate valuation
  • an introduction to valuation and investment mathematics, formulae and tables
  • the purpose, nature and application of national and international property valuation standards
  • the forces behind urban change, the planning framework and urban planning policy.

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.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a subject unrelated or partially related to real estate or construction.

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.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a subject unrelated or partially related to real estate or construction.

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