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Explore business case appraisal and examine the key components of the procurement path that projects take, from identification of a need through to team formation. 

Delivered by the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, this online course will clarify stakeholder value and establish the key objectives embodied in the project in the business case and project execution plan.

You may have experience of procurement in construction, but can you apply the proactive and structured approach needed to successfully achieve your project outcome? A course in procurement will prepare you for any challenge.

After successfully completing this course you will be able to:

  • identify and critically discuss the role of the project manager in initiating and procuring projects for a variety of construction clients
  • develop and critically evaluate the business case including value propositions for construction clients
  • critically explore and select appropriate procurement paths for the design and construction of a range of projects and clients
  • critically appraise a range of project team selection methodologies
  • develop a project execution plan linking the business case to a rigorous procurement methodology. 

At the end of the eight-week course  in Procurement at Nottingham Trent University Online , you will be awarded a CPD certificate.

Passing the assessed element (an exam or coursework) can also contribute ten credits towards a postgraduate award. All candidates seeking credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to follow the credit route you must mention this on your application form.

Successful completion of this course does not mean automatic entry to the MSc Construction Project Management course (you will need to submit a new application). Find out more about the online MSc in Construction Project Management.

How you're taught

Our eight-week CPD construction classes are 100% online, giving you the flexibility and convenience to study around your work schedule and personal commitments.

You’ll learn through ‘Engage’, which is our powerful, easy-to-use Learning Management System. This brings the course material to life, while offering you access to the same challenging curriculum, award-winning lecturers and support services as our campus-based degrees.

Best of all, because online learning is truly global, it brings you into close contact with a community of like-minded learners from all corners of the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

This course will cover:

  • the key components of the procurement path and business case appraisal
  • stakeholder value and establish the key objectives embodied in the project
  • risk management
  • procuring the design and construction of a project, including the selection of the project team. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You should have at least a 2:2 honours degree in a construction or industry-related subject. Alternatively, you should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.
  • The ideal candidate is likely to be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and co-ordinating projects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • EU/EEA

    995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
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