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Brief description of this course

This is a multi-disciplinary construction project management course for architects, surveyors, designers and other managers in the construction industry.  It focuses on effective techniques and procedures for meeting clients' needs, avoiding problems and finding solutions throughout the project lifecycle.

By the end of the course, you will be analysing project situations and putting together complex plans based on your own developed judgement, balancing all the factors involved against one another. We shall be asking you to tackle case studies in which there is no single right answer, but a lot of scope for you to try out your skill in applying your new learning - the theory and tools of project management - to solve problems and get the best result out of an uncertain situation.

Our unique Team-IT method, developed at Reading University, is an established means of learning competence as well as knowledge.


The course will cover the methodology for projects of all sizes.

Distance learning elements are delivered online, including teaching materials and reference documents. During the course you will be expected to complete our own Project Management Handbook and Workbook. These are substantial reference documents which will be valuable to a practising Project Manager, intended to be worked through, and applied to the candidate's own work experience. The overall length of study is two to three months.  For the duration of the course, tutors will be available to help and guide you.

Who is it for?

This course is for those who are trained or have experience within a design profession or in construction management, and who want to improve their competence and be able to manage the process and lead the project team in a professional, skilled way.

Membership of the RIBA is not a requirement to attend the course.

Content outline and key topics

  • Project appraisal
  • Integration of design and management
  • BIM and the Project Team
  • CDM 2015
  • Communication & IT tools; change control
  • Environment & stakeholders
  • Value Management
  • Managing conflict & risk
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Procurement
  • Projects and operations
  • Project lifecycle, inception through implementation to commissioning
  • Project review and close-out
  • Resource Management
  • Responsibilities of project personnel
  • Quality & quality management
  • Scheduling, planning & work definition
  • Teamwork
  • Sustainability

Course Format

4 days of face-to-face teaching (two modules of 2 days each held one month apart), distance learning modules and project work in a virtual team, final assessed assignment.

Module 1: Distance Learning 1: The Fundamentals

You are asked to complete two pieces of work before you come to the first face to face teaching element.

a) Read the first part of the Handbook (up to page 104).

b) Read through Part 1 of the Work Book, following the instructions carefully.

The Handbook and Work Book can be found in the Fundamentals section of the course literature.

Module 2: Two days of face-to-face teaching

Module 3: Distance Learning 2: Project Management Handbook and project work in a virtual team.

a) Complete reading the Handbook (p. 104 to the end) and work through Part 2 of the Work Book.

b) Project work in a virtual team - this will be explained during Module 2.

Module 4 Two days of face-to-face teaching

Module 5 Assessed assignment based on another case study

You will be given 6-8 weeks to complete and submit this.

Outcomes and benefits

The intended outcome is a professional level of competence, personal confidence and a demonstrable level of qualification in construction project management.

What the course is not

If you are looking for an undemanding course simply to fulfil CPD requirements, you might want to look elsewhere.

Award and Continuing Professional Development

On satisfactory completion of the course, you will be awarded the RIBA Certificate of Achievement in Construction Project Management.  This is also a CPD certificate and the course covers a number of the RIBA core curriculum subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions about this course

Can the course be taken as distance learning?

Our courses are already part distance learning. There are 'classroom based' modules, with modules of distance learning. We do not offer an all distance-learning format at present.

Can the course be taken on line?

No. Part of the course is distance learning but does require attendance at the 'classroom based' modules. The Standard course has two face-to-face teacing modules of 2 days each, the High Intensity course has one module of face-to-face teaching with extended distance learning elements.

Do I need a qualification to take this course?

No. You need to have had some experience of managing projects within the construction industry.

What experience do I need to attend the course?

You do not need to have any qualifications but you do need to have had some experience of working in the construction industry.

How long will the course take from start to finish?

The course take about 3 months overall. The final excercise is an assessed assignment for which we allow 6-8 weeks, but we are flexible on this to take account of indivudal work commitments and holidays.

Does the course have recognised qualifications at the end of it?

On satisfactory completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement (the RIBA Certificate in Construction Project Management). This is also a CPD certificate and the course covers a number of the RIBA core curriculum subjects. The course qualifies for 50 hours advanced CPD.

How many people on a course?

We limit the course to a maximum of 20 students.

I work in IT. Is this course right for me?

No. The course is designed for professionals who work in the construction industry.

Association for Project Management

The RIBA Certificate in Construction Project Management Premium course is accredited by the APM. The APM say that "on satisfactory completion of this course, you can demonstrate that you have a good foundation knowledge of project management supported by evidence of relevant CPD as pre-qualification for your entry to the APM's Practitioner Qualification (PQ)".

Go to for more information on their qualifications and the routes to membership.

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Training Courses Team-IT


Started at Reading University in 1997, our Team-IT training programme provides practical, hands-on courses relevant to real-life projects.

Our courses in construction project management skills are intensive, challenging and very practical. They have been developed to be both effective and compact, and they are well-known throughout the industry. They attract professionals from as far away as West Africa and the Middle East.

All our construction project management courses fall within the RIBA Core Curriculum. The RIBA Certificate in Construction Project Management is recognised by the RIBA as Advanced Career Learning, and is also accredited by the Association for Project Management

These courses are for construction professionals and managers who need to improve their skills. They are available as public courses, on which individuals can book; and as company courses and tailored CPD for in-house delivery.


The views expressed at the courses are personal to the speakers and are not attributable to Johnston & Mather, which accepts no responsibility for them. Delegates are recommended to take specific independent advice. In the case of emergencies, Johnston & Mather reserves the right to replace the advertised speaker with suitable substitutes. We use every endeavour to avoid cancelling or aborting a course at the last minute or on the day. However, if factors beyond our reasonable control make this necessary, we will refund the fees or the appropriate portion thereof. We cannot accept liability for any other costs, expenses or losses of delegates wasted or incurred thereby. Speakers for each individual course are indicated in the respective course content. CPD certificates are available for all courses.

Public Courses

Johnston & Mather has a range of training courses that are open to be booked by any delegate or delegates. All conditions are to be governed under English Law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

1 Fees

Fees will vary for a public course depending on its length. Please refer to each course individually for prices. All public course fees include full course documentation, and a CPD certificate.

1.1 Bookings and payment

All delegates are required to “pay in full” prior to attending training. Provisional bookings may be made by telephone or website but place/s will not be confirmed until receipt of the appropriate remittance or, if agreed, appropriate order or written confirmation of payment arrangements (subject to credit approval). Card payments can be made using the Pay Pal facility on our website.

VAT receipts will be forwarded to delegates on receipt of payment; if these have not been received within 7 working days before the relevant course, please contact us to ensure your place has been booked, as we cannot be held responsible for non-arrival of registration instructions.

1.2 Discounts for multiple bookings

Discounts are available when 2 or more delegates from the same organisation attend any courses in the same course programme. In order to qualify all bookings must be received together.

1.3 Cancellation & Refunds

Course dates are subject to confirmation 4 weeks prior to the start of a course. Johnston & Mather make every effort to avoid postponing, or cancelling, a course but if a required minimum number of confirmed bookings have not been received, a decision may be taken not to run a course. In this case, you will be given the option to move to another course, or be given a full refund of any fees paid.

Requests by you for cancellation, substitutions and/or reschedule requests must be received by email. You are responsible for ensuring that Johnston & Mather receives your written request. Johnston & Mather will reply with a written acknowledgement within 3 working days. Substitutions of attendee may be made up to 24 hours before the start of the course.

If you have paid a booking fee, this is non-refundable if the booking is cancelled within 6 weeks of the start of the course.

If you have paid the fee in full, refunds will be made for cancellations received, in writing, at least 21 days prior to the relevant course date; such cancellations may be subject to a 20% administration charge. No refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date. VAT is not chargeable on cancellation fees. 

Rescheduling is allowed on a one time basis only, if received in writing at least 21 working days prior to the relevant course date with no further rescheduling permitted.  If the rescheduling results in a vacancy we cannot fill, we reserve the right to charge the course fee, or percentage thereof.

In House Courses

Johnston & Mather has a number of training courses that are available to employers to be delivered on their own premises, or at an agreed venue, to an internal audience.

2 Fees

In house course fees will be quoted on a case by case basis exclusive of VAT. It is the responsibility of the client to:

  • Supply a Projector, room and refreshments
  • Provide lunch for the speaker, and delegates if the course is over a full day

The fees quoted are fixed for 12 months from acceptance of this proposal by the Client, thereafter they will be the subject of negotiation between the Client and the Company.

It is assumed that the course content will not be changed to meet changing requirements after the acceptance of a proposal; we reserve the right to add additional costs to meet any changes.

2.1 Timing

Generally we can be flexible with regard to course timing and will do our best to tailor the day to match your requirements. A typical day would start at 9.00 or 9.30 and be complete by 17.00 or 17.30 with breaks for coffee, tea and lunch.

2.2 Bookings and payment

In-house courses can be booked with an order number or formal letter to proceed. Invoices for the Course Fees will be submitted in Pounds Sterling, no later than fourteen days prior to course delivery. Payment terms are strictly no later than 30 days from the date of the Invoice.

Johnston & Mather reserves the right to charge interest on any sums remaining un paid at the expiry of the period stated above, such interest accruing from day to day at the rate of 3% (three per cent) per annum above the rate chargeable to the Company by its principal bank in the United Kingdom.

2.3 Cancellation & Refunds

Cancellation and/or reschedule requests must be received by email. You are responsible for ensuring that Johnston & Mather receives your written request. Johnston & Mather will reply with a written acknowledgement within 3 working days.

Refunds will be made for cancellations received, in writing, at least 21 working days prior to the relevant course date; such cancellations will be subject to a 15% administration charge. No refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date. VAT is not chargeable on cancellation fees.

Rescheduling is allowed on a two time basis only, if received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the relevant course date, with no further rescheduling permitted. If the course is not delivered within 12 months from the original date, the entire course fee will be forfeited.

2.4 In House Training Prices

In house training prices will be quoted on a case by case basis. Johnston & Mather reserve the right to request a differential payment if the agreed number of courses fail to run.

  • All prices are in pounds sterling and are subject to VAT.
  • All prices are based on a maximum of 16 delegates.
  • All prices quoted are exclusive of out of pocket expenses and travel.


Johnston & Mather is committed to providing a high standard of customer service. Whilst every effort is taken to provide a high standard customer service, sometimes mistakes are made. When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards. You have a right to complain and have it investigated. Johnston & Mather aims to learn from any mistakes and the complaints procedure is seen as very important in the continuous improvement cycle.

3.1 How to Complain

Firstly, raise your complaint with the member of staff, or course speaker, responsible for the service for which you are complaining about. If the matter is not resolved, promptly or fully, by them, the Course Director will become involved to work with you and the individual to reach a satisfactory resolution.

If a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached, and you wish to take the matter further, it will be under English Law.


You will be delighted to hear that I have just been accepted as a full member of APM. Experience seems to count.
I am delighted and would like to thank you and Lawrence for showing me the way via your course.

James Groux, course participant 2014


My sincere gratitude to you for the quality of the course materials and professional way the course was run.

Olatunde Jagun, course participant


As well as allowing me to communicate with a wider range of people with a lot more confidence, I have been able to carry out my projects more efficiently. Once again, I thank you.

Tunde Fowler, course participant

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