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Project and Contract Management

property management cpd
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 29 September 2020
  • Course duration: Tuesday afternoons term-time only (typically 2 - 5 pm) for twelve weeks, plus coursework

Project and contract management is the study of planning, designing, procuring and administering construction contracts.

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of issues such as the appropriate choice of procuring contractors and facilitating contractual arrangements.

You will study project management methods and the design of industry-standard forms of contract and assess the most appropriate mechanisms for dealing with disputes.


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

  • advise on the most appropriate procurement route and form of contract for a given project
  • articulate solutions to complex problems relating to the contractual administration
  • synthesize knowledge across a broad range of contractual, health and safety and sustainability issues impacting on design and administration
  • advise on the appropriate course of action during various RIBA stages of a project
  • generate new ideas, innovations and solutions for problems
  • communicate information, ideas and concepts effectively in clear, articulate fashion, using IT and aids where appropriate.

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:

  • the importance of good design
  • alternative procurement methods
  • the relationship between procurement route and form of contract
  • programming and planning
  • CDM regulations
  • payment and other provisions
  • variations and changes
  • contractors’ claims.
  • collateral warranties and third-party rights
  • dispute resolution.

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