Postgraduate Professional Diploma in JCT Contracts
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Subscription Fee: Pay Monthly: an upfront fee of £255 and a monthly direct debit of £255 for 4 consecutive months (Month 1 – Month 4, inclusive).
Used within construction, JCT (Joint Contract Tribunal) Contracts facilitate agreements between various parties. As a leading provider, JCT contracts focus on lowering the cost of entering into such agreements. In circulation since 1931, these contracts have been a popular choice for multiple decades. More recently, in 2016, we saw the release of the 2016 edition of JCT contracts. Used throughout the construction process, knowledge on how to use them appropriately is a desirable skill.
JCT Contracts with the College of Contract Management
This live online Professional Diploma in JCT Contracts will teach you the fundamentals to manage your projects. You will learn how to set up a contract dependent on the parties’ relationships and responsibilities. Additionally, the course will inform you about the legal aspects involved with JCT. Our lecturers will give you an increased understanding in the application of the legal implications and how to carry these out appropriately. Furthermore, the diploma will outline the different provisions included, as well as the common issues that arise within contracts and how to deal with them.
Overall, the Diploma in JCT contracts will equip you with the skills you need to confidently apply them within your projects. As these standard forms of contract are commonly used, knowledge of using them or understanding them is essential for many roles within the construction industry. This course is especially useful for contractors, clients, sub-contractors and those within claims.
Not only will this course provide you with the understanding you need for a variety of job roles within the construction industry, but it also gives you a professional qualification. One of the key benefits of this course is its method of delivery. To provide you with a comprehensive understanding, this course is taught via case studies and practical examples. There are few professional qualifications within this area that you can find, making this course highly valuable. In addition to the benefits above, adding this course to your CV will increase your employability.
- Be able to understand the standard forms of contract to use dependent on the parties relationship
- Save time and money with the use of standard contracts
- Understand the common issues with contracts and how to deal with them effectively
- Gain a reputable qualification vital for career development
- Understand the legal basis of JCT contracts
- Be able to choose the most appropriate form of contract
- Expert teaching with practical examples and case studies
This course is composed of two modules, each focused on providing the learner with the appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to handle JCT contracts.
Expert Level Professional Practice in JCT Contracts (Part 1)
- An introduction into JCT contracts
1.1 Introduction to JCT contracts
1.2 Introduction to the various types of contracts
1.3 Definitions and interpretations
1.4 Main distinguishing features and differentiate the various JCT forms of contract currently in use
- JCT contract selection for specific projects
2.1 Overview of standard forms and applications
2.2 General features of JCT contracts
2.3 Responsibilities of the parties and their roles under the contract
2.4 Overview of 2016 editions
- Provision of contractual advice and reviewing various causes
3.1 JCT clauses
3.2 Differences in cluses between the main type of JCT of contracts
3.3 Contracts (Right of Third Parties) Act 1999
3.4 Third parties involved in JCT contracts
3.5 Clauses related to money (payment, final accounts, variations, provisional sums, fluctuations, interim certificates, money claims, suspension, termination and insolvency)
3.6 Clauses related to time (work in progress, extension of time, completion)
3.7 Selection of the appropriate JCT form of contract
3.8 Case studies
- Risk allocation and mitigation
4.1 The most popular forms & the JCT approach to risk allocation
4.2 Identify who takes the risk in all JCT contracts
4.3 Contractor’s and employer’s risks and remedies
4.4 Risk of personal injury/death and insurance against personal injury/death
4.5 Case studies
Expert Level Professional Practice in JCT Contracts (Part 2)
- Contract administration in JCT forms of contract
1.1 Understanding the variety of contract documents and use of documents in JCT contracts
1.2 Responsibilities of the parties in contract administration
1.3 Management disciplines and procedures in pre-contract phase of the project
1.4 Contractor’s, Contract Administrator’s (Architect’s) and Employer’s contractual communication and timeline
1.5 Subcontract agreement and administration
1.6 Assignments and third-party rights
1.7 Manage contractual strategy and building procurement strategies and procedures
1.8 Case studies
- Analysis and management of claims in JCT forms
2.1 Contractor’s claims events in the JCT forms
2.2 Employer’s claims events in the JCT forms
2.3 Loss and expense
2.4 Determination procedures
2.5 Case Studies
- Variation opportunities and the steps necessary in accordance with JCT contracts
3.1 Instruction of variations and how to comply with all variation directions issued
3.2 Valuing variations
3.3 Contractor’s and Architect’s power
3.4 Valuation rules and procedures
3.5 Subcontract provisions in variations
3.6 Case studies
- Dispute resolution methods under 2011 and 2016 JCT contracts
4.1 All possible dispute resolution process to settle the disputes under 2011 & 2016 JCT contracts
4.2 Typical situations in dispute preparation and resolution.
To be eligible for this Professional Diploma, you must be currently employed in the construction industry. If you have any questions about your eligibility, get in contact with us, your team are available via our LiveChat, Monday to Friday. If you request a message out of hours, our team will be made aware and they will be in contact with you the next working day.
The Studying Process
Once you enrol on the course, you will be given access to our Moodle platform. This is an online learning platform where you will be able to access lectures notes and other materials. In addition, before each session, you will be given a meeting link to attend the live online lectures. During this session, you will be able to ask the lecturer questions and ensure that you fully understand the session. After that, you will be able to access the recorded lectures on the Moodle site. This will be useful for your revision as well as for use if you miss a live lecture.
The live lectures will usually be on the weekend and last around 2-4 hours.
Further, alongside your live lectures, you will be expected to do independent study. This ensures that you consistently learn and fill gaps in knowledge between sessions.
The Assessment Process
Once you have completed your live online lectures, you will be assessed on your knowledge. Here at the college, we must ensure that you have the appropriate level of understanding to award you the Professional Diploma in JCT Contracts. Moreover, all assessment processes will be carried out online. Therefore, you will not have to travel anywhere to take an exam.
Period of Study
Period of Study
The course will take around 3-4 months to complete. This duration may be longer or shorter, depending on your time commitment to the course.
We offer two different payment options. You can pay in full or in monthly payments. However, payment will be cheaper in full.
The total course fee is £1,090
Pay Monthly: an upfront fee of £255 and a monthly direct debit of £255 for 4 consecutive months (Month 1 – Month 4, inclusive).