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Lean Construction

Construction Management CPD
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: February 2021
  • Course duration: Start date, day of the week and time to be announced soon.

Lean construction is increasingly demanded by public sector clients (and a growing number of commercial clients) who are seeking improved performance from the industry.

This doesn't only mean better quality and reliability in construction cost and time, but also improvements in the whole construction experience.

This course will therefore introduce you to the concept of Lean thinking and how it can deliver these improvements.


Using project simulations and real-life examples you'll be introduced to new thinking and key principles of Lean construction.

The course contains a wide variety of material that will equip you with the basic skills and knowledge to implement Lean thinking within your projects and organisation.

Appropriate tools and techniques will be introduced and their uses illustrated.

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

  • develop a collaborative approach to project planning
  • select appropriate Lean tools and techniques
  • communicate and present your ideas effectively
  • manage time and resources efficiently.

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 overview of the history of Lean thinking (and the differences between manufacturing and construction)
  • the theory of production and Lean construction
  • the importance of value, the customer and a new mind set
  • an introduction to The Last Planner® System
  • Lean design and design management
  • Lean commercial management and the Lean office.

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