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Law for Construction

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

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

It will also provide a basis for understanding dispute resolution.


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

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

  • 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

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