Managing Project Costs

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This short online course helps you understand the key principles involved in managing project costs on a construction site.

5 Hours CPD

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Course details


This short online course on managing project costs aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key principles involved when considering how to manage the project costs on a construction project.

Who should study this course?

  • Trainee/assistant Quantity Surveyors
  • Project Managers
  • Estimators
  • Delegates working towards their professional membership
  • Qualified professionals seeking to satisfy their annual CPD requirements

Time commitment

5 hours (estimated study time).

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 assessment.

As a fully online, self-managed course you are able stop and restart the course as you progress. Working at a time and place that suits your needs.

Course objectives

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

  • Discuss the main financial ratios used to ascertain the health of a construction business.
  • Explain how contractors set short- and long-term budgets.
  • Explain the importance of accurate cash flow forecasting, discuss the common forms of cash flow representation and comment upon the ways in which contractors might improve their cash flow position.
  • Explain Cost–Value Reconciliation (or Earned Value Analysis as it is sometimes known).

Course structure

The self-managed online delivery method will allow you to study at your own pace, wherever you may be.

This course is made up of five elements:

  1. Overview and guidance notes
  2. Interactive presentation on managing project costs
  3. Supplementary reading
  4. Case study and exercise
  5. Multiple choice end test

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course


On successful completion of the course you will receive a UCEM certificate of completion for 5 hours formal CPD.

You will be tested with an online quiz at the end of this course. You must achieve 80% or more to successfully complete the course. Additional attempts will be permitted should you not be successful on your first attempt.


Enrolment details

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Take a look at the Quantity Surveying Fundamentals short course. You can find more details available here.

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