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Conversion, Adaptation and Care of Buildings

property management cpd
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 3 February 2021
  • Course duration: Wednesday mornings term-time only (typically 9 am - 12 noon) for twelve weeks, plus coursework

There are essentially two dimensions to the building surveying profession – the organisation of building work to maintain, extend, adapt or improve existing buildings, and the assessment of the condition of existing buildings.

On this course you'll study the first of these.

You'll develop the core knowledge and skills required to undertake this work; an understanding of both building technology and an awareness of maintenance, alteration, extension and refurbishment of buildings.

You will also learn about adaptive reuse, extension, alteration, conservation and maintenance of buildings.


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

  • collect and integrate information and data from a variety of sources
  • analyse, evaluate and interpret complex information and issues in a systematic, critical and creative manner
  • evaluate alternative processes and measures
  • make logical recommendations based on your analysis
  • identify and solve problems
  • communicate information, ideas and concepts in a clear and articulate fashion, using IT where appropriate
  • demonstrate improved personal and interpersonal skills and competencies, working constructively and cooperatively in teams
  • apply ethical and professional values.

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:

  • an introduction to the key concepts
  • feasibility appraisal
  • principles of conversion
  • conservation philosophy
  • adaptive reuse
  • lateral and vertical extension
  • alterations
  • refurbishment
  • whole life costing
  • maintenance (reactive, proactive and preventative)
  • stock condition surveys
  • facilities management.

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