Construction Programming & Planning (Autumn 2018)

£495.00 + VAT

Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to undertake the planning, co-ordination and control of construction projects.




Course details


The breadth of the impact that planning and programming has on the success of a project cannot be underestimated.

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.

This course provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to operate as a CPM in the context of the property and construction industries and specifically focuses on planning and programming.

Who should study this course?

The Principles of Construction Programming and Planning is most relevant for construction professionals involved in construction projects. Those who need an understanding of the issues surrounding the planning, co-ordination and control of construction projects.

For example:

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

It is also relevant to other professionals who are interested in moving into the role of Construction Project Manager.

Relevant for both UK and internationally based students.

Time commitment

The total estimated 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, 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 and a broad knowledge of the associated concepts and theories.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a precedence network, identify the critical path and subsequently produce a Gannt Chart.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of allocating resources to a programme and producing 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.

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

Assessment will be continuous throughout the course by means of multiple choice quizzes and case studies.

Further details on the course structure are available here.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Delegates with 3 or more years relevant industry experience would benefit most from this course.


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

Course starts: Oct 2018

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 alternative payment options such as by company invoice, or for multiple bookings, please contact:

CPD Enquiries
Phone: +44 (0)118 921 4601
Monday-Friday (08:30-04:30)

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.

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