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Development Practice

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

This course gives you an understanding of real estate development practice.

It includes an introduction to the development process (from inception to disposal) and the skills required for the simulation and application of planning and development appraisal.


The aim of the course is to help you develop skills in real estate development that are relevant to a career as a specialist planning and development surveyor.

It'll introduce you to the development process in sourcing and analysing land, and how to acquire that land with consideration to the law, due diligence and contracts.

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

  • examine and appraise the stages of a development
  • review the application of each stage
  • assess alternative acquisition methods
  • analyse reasoned arguments when delivering a development
  • prepare and evaluate development appraisals
  • apply the skills and processes required to acquire development land.

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:

  • sustainable developments and designing for the market
  • development appraisal
  • public and private sector roles and responsibilities
  • planning guidance and policy
  • an analysis of key development issues and contemporary development market issues.

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