Open Course Programme

Welcome to our Open Course programme –  it is set out below.  

VIRTUAL OR CLASSROOM TRAINING? We’re working on the basis that the Spring & Summer terms’ courses will be virtual, and that we’ll be back in the classroom in the autumn. We maintain high levels of interactivity on the virtual courses – please see the comment here.

We currently use Zoom rather than MS Teams, and here’s why (if your IT team need to know)

We run our Open Programme 3 times each year: Spring (January – March), Summer (late April – July) and Autumn (late September – December)


How good are the courses? Click to see What They Said……Click here for a picture

How do the courses inter-relate? Click here to see the structure of the Open Course Programme, and our On-Demand courses.


To Book:

Click on the course title below and you will taken to the course details page. The BOOKING FORM is at the bottom of the webpage for that course.

Bulk-booking discounts 

We offer the following discounts where you make a bulk-booking onto the same course:

Property Development courses3rd, 4th & 5th places: 20% off; 6th and above: 40% off.

Project Management courses (PFQ & PM4AHD) – 3rd, 4th & 5th places: 15% off; 6th and above: 25% off.

To claim the discount, insert “X% discount claimed as part of booking Y people onto this course” in the Comment field in the course Booking Form.

Date/Time Course
17/05/2021 - 18/05/2021
All Day
Intermediate Development 2 - Design & Planning: Virtual

This course follows on from Understanding the Development Process, and looks in more detail at how to appoint & manage the design team, the design process, typical design issues, and how the planning system works, covering how policies are developed, and Development Control works.



07/06/2021
All Day
NEW - Financial Viability Appraisal Explained: Virtual

This course explains the main ways in which financial viability for housing schemes is assessed, covering housing for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. It explains terms such as yield, payback, discounted cash flows, net present value, internal rate of return and others, so that users of viability appraisal tools understand what these figures mean.



08/06/2021
All Day
NEW - Getting the best from the EA & Consultant Team: Virtual

This course provides an overview of the role and typical responsibilities of the Employer’s Agent and other key members of the typical consultant team used by RPs, and how the project manager can lead them effectively in order to get the best performance from them. It follows on from the Understanding the Development Process course and (ideally, but not necessarily) the Intermediate Development courses.



09/06/2021
All Day
NEW - Getting the best from the Clerk of Works: Virtual

This course explains how we get the right quality during the construction phase, the players involved and their responsibilities. The course focuses on the role of the Clerk of Work / Construction Inspector, and explains their duties, typical activities and how the Project Manager can get the best from their CoW.



14/06/2021 - 15/06/2021
All Day
Intermediate Development 3 - Building contracts, construction & beyond: Virtual

This course follows on from Understanding the Development Process, and looks in more detail at types of building contracts, the JCT D&B 2016 form, an overview of the stages in construction, how to be the active client during the on-site period, managing handover and defects.



28/06/2021 - 29/06/2021
All Day
Project Fundamentals Qualification: Virtual

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification introduces the main project management terminology tools & techniques and is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession in order to deliver schemes more effectively.



22/09/2021 - 23/09/2021
All Day
Understanding the Development Process - Classroom

This course provides an overview of the key stages, events and issues in developing affordable housing and regeneration schemes from site identification and scheme inception through to handover and project completion.

Location: NCVO Offices, London


04/10/2021 - 05/10/2021
All Day
Intermediate Development 1 - Acquisition: Classroom

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

Location: NCVO Offices, London


14/10/2021 - 15/10/2021
All Day
Intermediate Development 2 - Design & Planning: Classroom

This course follows on from Understanding the Development Process, and looks in more detail at how to appoint & manage the design team, the design process, typical design issues, and how the planning system works, covering how policies are developed, and Development Control works.

Location: NCVO Offices, London


08/11/2021
All Day
2021 Project Management for Affordable Housing Development: Theory & Practice

The PM4AHD course runs for 9 days over a 6-week period, and offers the opportunity to acquire a professional project management qualification from the Association for Project Management, the Chartered body for PM in the UK. The course is set within the world of affordable housing property development & regeneration.

Location: NCVO Offices, London


25/11/2021 - 26/11/2021
All Day
Intermediate Development 3 - Building contracts, construction & beyond: Classroom

This course follows on from Understanding the Development Process, and looks in more detail at types of building contracts, the JCT D&B 2016 form, an overview of the stages in construction, how to be the active client during the on-site period, managing handover and defects.

Location: NCVO Offices, London


06/12/2021 - 07/12/2021
All Day
Project Fundamentals Qualification: Classroom

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification introduces the main project management terminology tools & techniques and is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession in order to deliver schemes more effectively.

Location: NCVO Offices, London


08/12/2021
All Day
Getting the best from the Clerk of Works: Virtual

This course explains how we get the right quality during the construction phase, the players involved and their responsibilities. The course focuses on the role of the Clerk of Work / Construction Inspector, and explains their duties, typical activities and how the Project Manager can get the best from their CoW.



09/12/2021
All Day
Getting the best from the EA & Consultant Team: Virtual

This course provides an overview of the role and typical responsibilities of the Employer’s Agent and other key members of the typical consultant team used by RPs, and how the project manager can lead them effectively in order to get the best performance from them. It follows on from the Understanding the Development Process course and (ideally, but not necessarily) the Intermediate Development courses.



10/12/2021
All Day
Financial Viability Appraisal Explained: Virtual

This course explains the main ways in which financial viability for housing schemes is assessed, covering housing for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. It explains terms such as yield, payback, discounted cash flows, net present value, internal rate of return and others, so that users of viability appraisal tools understand what these figures mean.