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Commercial Management – Infrastructure Programme

Distance learning Online, 17 May 2018

Gain a competitive edge in infrastructure and meet the growing skills demand by developing your commercial management proficiency and knowledge

Good Commercial Management is crucial to successful on-time, on-budget delivery. This course teaches the fundamentals of the Commercial Manager role.

From gaining a crucial insight into Infrastructure world, as well as a deeper understanding of your main stakeholders, learners will work on developing and managing a good client relationship, cost planning, tendering processes and risk management in an infrastructure environment. This diverse range of topics gives learners the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage the commercial activity on an Infrastructure Programme.

Structured over 6 months, learners will work through units made of topical and related e-learning material, practical case studies, reading content as selected by the dedicated course tutors and discussion questions that prompt peer to peer sharing, building a strong networking opportunity and best practice learning area for all learners.

At the mid- and end-point of the programme, there will be a live web class consolidation session. This will be an opportunity for learners to consolidate their existing knowledge. Within this session delegates will be able to share their own practical examples, discuss practical methods and gain skills and knowledge through discussion and questions with an experienced quantity surveying professional.

Why attend this course?

With the economy ever changing, specific skills and practices are required to be able to successfully manage commercial programmes in the infrastructure market. This has translated in to an increasing demand for commercial managers who can secure investment returns on infrastructure programmes.

As a commercial manager in infrastructure your role is crucial to ensure the commercial success of a programme through cost planning, client management, collaboration, supply chain management and risk mitigation.

Our course covers the main skills that are required to become a commercial manager in infrastructure. Upon completion, you will have the practical knowledge required to successfully manage the commercial activity on an Infrastructure Programme whether it be road, rail, energy or telecommunications.

Who should subscribe?

This course is suitable for infrastructure and construction professionals in either surveying, project management or engineering, who are looking to gain commercial management skills. It is recommended if considering this course that you have at least 3 years of professional experience as a QS, engineer or project manager. Program Managers and existing Commercial Managers who want to develop their commercial skills in order for them to lead on infrastructure projects would also be suitable attendees. 

  • Commercial mangers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Subcontract surveyors
  • Program managers
  • Project managers
  • Professionals looking for a transition in their career

To see the full course programme, see below.

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Course Format

The course is composed of 6 units covering:

Unit 1 – Infrastructure – Setting the Scene

Unit 2 – Infrastructure – the Main Stakeholders

Unit 3 – Client engagement

Unit 4 – Tendering, procurement and balancing your supply chain

Unit 5 – Cost Planning & Benchmarking

Unit 6 – Risk Management

At the conclusion of the unit there will be a final online examination. The exam will be available once all the units have been completed. The exam will be two hours long and in a multiple choice format. Delegates will have two attempts to complete the exam.

Upon successful completion of the course delegates would have completed 150 CPD hours study over the 6 month period. Delegates will also receive a certificate of course completion confirming they have successfully attended and passed the RICS Commercial Management in Infrastructure course.

Total duration of course is 6 months.

What do the modules include?

Each module is made up of the following content to support delegates learning requirements:

  • E-Learning presentations
  • Topic related training material 
  • Case Studies & practical exercises
  • Online forum for tutor and delegates
  • Live web chat with tutor

Live web classes at the end of Units 3 & 6 act as consolidation sessions, helping learners consolidate their learning prior to exams.


Price Excl. VAT

£895.00 for RICS members

£1,075.00 for non-members