Gain a competitive edge in infrastructure and meet the growing skills demand by developing your commercial management proficiency and knowledge
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From managing your main stakeholders and understanding their drivers and motivations, to administrating the process of cost planning and benchmarking, risk, supply chains and procurement processes, this course will teach you how to manage the commercial aspect of a major programme.
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 three 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.
This course is made up of the following 7 modules:
Module 1 – Course Introduction
Module 2 – Infrastructure: Setting the Scene
Module 3 – Infrastructure: The Main Stakeholders
Module 4 – Client Engagement and Collaborative Working
Module 5 – Tendering, Procurement and Balancing Your Supply Chain
Module 6 – Cost Planning and Benchmarking
Module 7 – Risk Management
The duration of this distance learning programme is 7 months, plus time needed to complete your end of course examination. During this period, you will learn via a combination of online self-study material supported by trainers’ expertise through course forums. Activities you will access are outlined below.
eLearning sessions deliver technical content needed to achieve learning objectives. Material is delivered in bite-size chunks, including diagrams, podcasts and interactive activities to support knowledge retention.
This curated list of additional resources typically includes;
Case Studies and Set Questions
Scenario assignments and set questions put theory from the module into practice. You are also required to critically assess how other delegates apply skills with further feedback provided by trainers.
The discussion forum is a chance for you to ask any questions and share professional experience with your peers.
End of Module Quiz
A short quiz tracks how much of the learning has been absorbed and acts as a progress tracker.
These sessions consolidate learning gained from the technical material and gives you a chance to review knowledge learnt.
End of Course Examination
You will be assessed through an online examination hosted by the RICS Online Academy. The online examination will take place at the end of the course and you will need to acquire the requisite minimum score to successfully complete the course.
Upon successful completion, delegates would have completed 150 CPD hours. Delegates will also receive a certificate of course completion confirming you have successfully attended and passed.