Professional Diploma in NEC Contracts
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What are NEC Contracts?
NEC Contracts are a range of contracts used for effective project management. Their main goal is to allow projects to be completed on time, within budget and to the highest standards. Moreover, the contracts are diverse and can be used for a variety of different processes throughout the project lifecycle. For example, for works, services, the supply of goods and more. In addition, the main NEC contracts include Engineering & Construction, Term Service and Professional Services. Furthermore, the most common use of NEC Contracts is for appointing contractors for construction work.
Now that you have a brief overview of NEC Contracts, here are some details about the course itself.
The Professional Diploma
The Professional Diploma in NEC Contracts will give you the skills you need to use NEC Contracts effectively. Moreover, the course will give you an understanding of the different types of contract, how to use them, the common issues that arise and the legal background.
Additionally, you will learn about the responsibilities of parties entering the contracts and also learn how to solve problems.
This is a highly popular course due to the importance of understanding NEC contracts in multiple industries. For anyone working within the construction industry, it is likely you will come across NEC Contracts. Therefore, it is vital that you can navigate them effectively. In addition, knowledge of these contracts is valuable for companies who want their projects to be completed to the highest standards, within budget.
The course is delivered online. This means that it is available for professionals all over the world. Moreover, this professional qualification adds a valuable asset to your CV that can increase your employability.
Key Benefits of a Professional Diploma in NEC Contracts
- Understand a variety of NEC Contracts
- Have a clear understanding of parties obligations within a contract
- Project teams are able to increase their employability
- Understand how to choose the appropriate contract for the situation
- Understanding of risk management and dispute resolution
- Have a clear understanding of NEC Contract objectives
NEC Contracts Course Content
NEC Contracts Course Content
This course consists of two modules, each covering the knowledge, skills and understanding you will need to apply NEC Contracts with confidence.
Expert Level Professional Practice in NEC Contracts (Part 1)
Introduction to NEC forms of contracts
1.1 Introduction to NEC3 and NEC4 suite of contracts, the background, the philosophy and ethos of the NEC.
1.2 How to choose the right NEC contracts.
1.3 Overview of NEC3 and NEC4 ECC (Engineering & Construction Contract) contract changes.
1.4 Overview of NEC4 Engineering & Construction Short Contract and Professional Service and PS Short Contract.
1.5 Overview of main options A to F and the options W1, W2 and W3.
1.6 Main distinguishing features and differentiate the various NEC forms of contract currently in use.
1.7 Roles and responsibilities of the Employer (Client as per NEC4), Contractor, Project Manager and Supervisor.
1.8 Roles and responsibilities of other roles including the adjudicator, the designer, quantity surveyors, subcontractors, and the tribunal.
1.9 International use of the NEC4 family.
The delivery of contractual advice and reviewing of core and secondary option causes
2.1 NEC4 core clauses – General
2.2 NEC4 core clauses
2.3 NEC4 secondary option clauses
Understanding the processes on a project related to Communications and Accepted Programmes in NEC4
3.1 Timings of project communications, contract data and risk register.
3.2 Use of the accepted programme (submission, acceptance process, and regular updating in programme and progress on site and completion).
3.3 How to assess costs due to delay under the NEC4 contracts
Exploration of Case Studies
4.1 Case study related to common mistakes made by contracting parties.
4.2 Case study related to communications.
4.3 Case studies related to early warnings, and other general matters.
4.4 Case study related to construction risk and programming management in NEC4 contracts to know how courts treats to identify delay period.
Expert Level Professional Practice in NEC Contracts (Part 2)
Understanding processes on a project related to Early Warnings, Risk Register, Payments and Defects in NEC4
1.1 Early warnings, payments/withholding and defects (early warning processes, payment process, testing, inspection and notification of defects, timing for resolution of defects).
1.2 Practical examples covering early warning, compensation events and payments/withholding.
Contract administration and contract practice in NEC forms of contracts
2.1 Understanding the variety of contract documents and use of documents in NEC contracts and ECC4 contracts.
2.2 Understand the programme requirements and the activity schedule.
2.3 The contractor’s main responsibilities in contractor’s design, providing works, design of equipment, people, working with client, subcontracting and other issues.
2.4 Management disciplines and procedures in pre-tender phase of the project (terms, dates, scope, site information, schedule, costs, and ambiguities).
2.5 Management of post award activities including tender evaluation.
2.6 Manage during the construction with defects and quality.
2.7 Manage subcontractors in the NEC4 family.
Analysis and management of claims in NEC forms
3.1 Managing compensation events on the project (applicable events, requirements for notification, effect on completion date, procedures, quotations & assessment, dealing with errors/ambiguities in tender data, implementation, and amending the pricing, activity schedule and BoQs).
3.2 Contractor’s and employer’s claims events in the NEC4 forms.
3.3 Dispute avoidance procedures and application in NEC4.
3.4 Practical examples covering compensation events.
Exploration of Case Studies
4.1 Case studies related to omission of the physical conditions’ compensation event.
4.2 Case study related to managing compensation events.
4.3 Case study related to NEC4 delay and quantum to know how courts treats to identify costs and how best to manage the relevant site records and evidence.
4.4 Case study related to managing subcontractors in NEC4 family.
4.5 Case study related to contractor’s main responsibilities.
In order to take this course, you must work in the construction industry. Importantly, if you have any questions about your eligibility, do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
The Studying Process
The first step is to be enrolled on the course. After this, you will be given access to our learning platform called Moodle. Here, you will be able to access lecture materials and recordings. Therefore, whenever you want to catch up on work or refresh your memory, you can access Moodle.
In terms of the lectures, they are live online. Moreover, you will be given a meeting invitation from your course administrator each week and you will be able to attend the lecture in real-time. Furthermore, the lecturer will share slides with you and you will be given a chance to ask the lecturer questions at the end.
Lectures will usually be held on weekends. This is to allow as many students as possible to access the sessions. Alongside these lectures, you should undertake a significant number of hours of independent study.
The Assessment Process
In terms of the NEC Contracts course assessment process, you will submit an assignment online. Therefore, you do not have to travel anywhere to complete the assessment process. After that, once the assessors are happy that your understanding and performance reaches a particular level, you will be awarded a certificate.
The NEC Contracts course will take around 3-4 months to complete. However, this duration may differ depending on how many hours a week you can dedicate to studying. It is common for students to finish the course at different times.
The total cost is £1,090
Pay Monthly: an upfront fee of £280 and a monthly direct debit of £280 for 4 consecutive months (Month 1 – Month 4, inclusive).