Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Get to grips with pre-contract management in construction

On this course you will get an introduction to pre-contract management practices for construction projects. You will have the opportunity to explore what constitutes procurement and learn the structure of the project stages (according to the RIBA Plan of Work) and how to estimate their cost.

You will also get the chance to build your knowledge of various procurement options and explore the tendering stage: addressing what elements need to be considered when preparing a Bill of Quantities (BoQ), such as taking off and working up.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is procurement?
  • Project stages: RIBA plan of work
  • Review of procurement strategies: traditional, design and build, management contracting, construction management and partnering
  • Tendering: the next important decision – identify/contact suitable organisation to provide the necessary services, expertise and resources
  • Bill of Quantities (BoQ): process of preparing BoQ, taking off, working up

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is for students, recent graduates or construction professionals engaged in construction cost and project management, civil and structural engineering, architectural technology, surveying and building services or engineering.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry