Intermediate Development 1 – Acquisition

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This course follows on from Understanding the Development Process, and looks in more detail at the early stages in development management, from site finding to the conveyancing process.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for Development and Regeneration staff who are new to the discipline, and staff from other teams within Registered Providers who are drafted into Development project teams.

Entry or Pre-course Requirements

This course is designed to follow on from Understanding the Development Process. It is preferable, although not essential, that delegates should either have attended that course or have an equivalent level of knowledge.

Recommended Pre-course Reading

Delegates are asked to review the following documents before attending, and bring copies with them to the course:

  1. The report on a completed desktop feasibility study on a site you were considering buying (and may now have bought, or may have dropped);
  2. A valuation report for the value of a site you have purchased;
  3. A valuation report for the value of completed dwellings – typically for shared ownership or outright sale dwellings (if you have any schemes with sale units in them);
  4. A Report on Title for a site recently purchased.


Related Courses

Understanding the Development Process;

Intermediate Development 2 – Design & Planning

Intermediate Development 3 – Building contracts, construction & handover.

Project Fundamentals Qualification

 Course Plan

This course covers the following subject areas which are addressed at an intermediate level:

Day 1:

  • Welcome
  • Site finding & negotiation                                                  ⅓ day
  • Feasibility Studies – how to do them                           ⅓ day
  • Valuation basics                                                                     ⅓ day

Day 2:

  • Milestone planning                                                              ⅓ day
  • Conveyancing                                                                         ⅔ day


Intensive interactive classroom-based learning with exercises


Andrew Drury

Duration & Times

2 days

Day 1: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Day 2: 9.30am – 4.00pm


The content of this course is being independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be provided with an HATC certificate.

Date(s) - 02/10/2017 - 03/10/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  1. Once a student is accepted onto the course, fees are not refundable in part or in total unless the course is cancelled by HATC in which case a full refund will be provided.
  2. HATC reserves the right to make minor change lecture times, venue or other arrangements but will advise students in advance of the course date.
  3. The course fee includes the examination fee for one attempt at the APM IC exam. If the student wishes to re-take the exam there will be an additional charge. Such charges will be reasonable, and will be set on the basis of HATC’s cost-recovery only.
  4. The above conditions will be subject to interpretation in English law courts.