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Contract Management for PPP/PFI
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Please note that teaching for this course is delivered in two 2-day blocks. <b>Sunday 17th & Monday 18th September</b> and <b>Sunday 12th & Monday 13th November.</b>

Advanced Professional Diploma in
Contract Management for PPP/PFI

Postgraduate course
Civil Engineering & Construction

Enhance your ability to negotiate the right contract for you and your clients, delivering first-class customer service and maximising efficiency in the workplace.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    9 Months
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
Please note that teaching for this course is delivered in two 2-day blocks. Sunday 17th & Monday 18th September and Sunday 12th & Monday 13th November.

Your Course

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Over the last 15 years, 600 Private Finance Initiative projects with a value of over £60 billion have been signed in the UK. This includes almost 100 hospital schemes and over 100 education projects. (Source: www.pppforum.com)
Entry Requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


  • John Cafferty


John Cafferty
Project Manager, Network Rail

MSc Project Management

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“After working for years in maintenance, I was keen to develop other areas of my career. My company is now more project management led and I'm able to feed into this new way of working which has helped me to progress my career in this tough economic climate.


Gain an understanding of the core principles in a contract and how to administer contracts. You will examine contract theory, principles and clauses, legal requirements for contract administration and financial control.

Discover ways to evaluate, design and implement systems to measure and monitor the service provision provided by your contracts from both the service provision and supplier perspective.

You will be inspired by experts - each member of your course team has more than 20 years' experience in industry and they will use their knowledge of commercial supply chains to inform your teaching and bridge the gap between the public and private sector. The team are also involved in research and consultancy in this area which will feed into your teaching.

We have fantastic links with the public sector and their suppliers and regularly invite guest speakers from industry to share their experiences. Previous visitors have included employees of the Office of Government Commerce, who support procurement and acquisition in the public sector, and Morgan Sindall, a leading UK construction group. This industry input keeps your teaching current and makes sure your knowledge is always up to date.

Taught at weekends to fit around your work commitments, you will also be offered tips on writing academic essays and examine previous assignments to get a clear picture of what is expected from you.
  • Jon Heathcote
    John Heathcote John Heathcote
    Senior Lecturer

    There is a reciprocal learning environment between the students and myself. My students have exposed me to problems they are having in the workplace and using my experience we’ve worked together to propose a solution.

    John is an expert in European project and contract management. From utility engineering capital projects, to supply chain management specialising in partnership framework contracts, he has more than 20 years' experience in industry. John is also the current chair of the Association for Project Management’s Value Management Specific Interest Group.
  • APD Contract Management - John Heathcote, Senior Lecturer

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Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2017/18 on this course is £677.6 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33.88. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
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