Construction Project Management (Spring 24)


Apply project management skills to your construction projects.  A twelve-week course delivered online with tutor-support and online forums.

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Course details

This construction project management short course, with an emphasis on programming & planning, provides delegates with an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to operate as a construction project manager (CPM) in the context of property and construction industries. It is delivered online and is self-managed but has the addition of tutor support via forums and discussion areas.

The construction project manager (CPM) plays a key role at all stages of the construction process for diverse client organisations that operate in a dynamic environment.

Who should study this course?

Those who need an understanding of the issues surrounding construction project management and the planning, co-ordination and control of construction projects.

  • Trainee project managers
  • Contractors
  • Sub-contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Cost consultants
  • Architects

Therefore most relevant for those already involved in construction related projects. This course is also relevant to delegates who are interested in moving into the role of Construction Project Manager. It is suitable for both UK and internationally based students.

15% Alumni Discount available.

Time commitment

5 hours per week (estimated)

The total study time for completing this course is 60 hours. Spread over a 12-week course this equates to five hours per week.

This estimate includes time for you to read or view a resource more than once, as well as time for you to take notes and undertake the online assessments.

Delivered online with tutor-support, you are able to stop and restart the course as you progress – working at a time and place that suits your needs. You will be guided through the course by the interactive material and advised the best way to progress throughout.

Course objectives

At the end of this course you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of programming and planning in construction
  • demonstrate a broad knowledge of the associated concepts and theories
  • create a precedence network
  • identify the critical path and subsequently produce a Gannt Chart
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of allocating resources to a programme
  • produce a detailed method statement
  • select appropriate approaches to managing construction time and cost.

Course structure

A twelve-week course delivered online with tutor-support and online forums.

The online delivery method will allow you to study wherever you may be. Whilst the course tutor will be available through the discussion forums to answer any questions and guide you through the study material and topics.

This course is made up of related topics:

  • Introduction to construction project management
  • Project definition, briefing and the stakeholder
  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Monitoring & Control
  • Resource management
  • Method statements
  • Project risk management including health and safety
  • Quality control, handover procedure, soft landings

The assessment is continuous throughout the course by means of multiple choice quizzes and case studies so you can judge your learning as you progress through the course.

Free Text Book

Access to the following EBook will be provided as part of the course:

 “Construction Planning, Programming and Control” by Brian Cooke and Peter Williams, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN 978-1-4051-8380-2

Further details on the course structure are available here.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, delegates with 2 or more years relevant industry experience would benefit most from this course.


Finally, on successful completion of the course you will receive a UCEM certificate of completion for “Principles of Construction Programming and Planning”.

You will be tested with online quizzes throughout the course. You must achieve 60% or more in each quiz to successfully complete the course. Additional attempts will be permitted should you not be successful on your first attempt.


Enrolment details

To enrol today simply “add to basket” and proceed to the checkout to pay by credit or debit card.

Individual or corporate bookings welcome.

For payment by company invoice, or for multiple bookings, please contact:

CPD Enquiries

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697 (Press 1)

International: +44 (0)118 921 4696 (Press 1)


After enrolment you will be contacted by the Academy Team with further details regarding your course and how to access the training material.

Please note the exact course start date may vary dependent on number of delegates enrolled. You will be notified of any date changes by UCEM. 

Late applicant but keen to start? Contact for further details.

UCEM Alumni?

Don’t forget to input your UCEM alumni code to gain 15% discount on the full sale price of this product. Contact to receive your alumni discount code.

Cancellation policy

UCEM Online Academy recognises that a change in circumstances can sometimes be unavoidable and that delegates who register for a scheduled event may need to withdraw or change their original registration.

If you are unable to attend this scheduled CPD course you are booked on, you may request to substitute another person to attend in your place provided you notify us in writing at at least five working days before the event.

Refunds are calculated as follows upon receipt of the written request to

·         More than 28 days before the course start date: UCEM Online Academy will retain 20% of the fees due.

·         28-14 days before the course start date: UCEM Online Academy will retain 50% of the fees due.

·         Less than 14 days before the start date: UCEM Online Academy will retain 100% of the fees due.

In the unlikely event of UCEM Online Academy withdrawing a course, all course fees paid will be refunded, however UCEM Online Academy will not be liable for any other costs or losses incurred.