Certificate in Contract Management

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Event summary

This unique qualification brings together contemporary contract management theory and existing good practice in a structured way, with a highly applied and focused approach.

Date

Starts:
22 Mar 2018 09:30
Ends:
10 Oct 2018 16:30

Location

CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
London
E1 8AN
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Standard price

£2,690.00 excl VAT

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About this event

There have been high-profile governance failures in managing contracts by some local public bodies. Feedback from CIPFA’s consultancy work and our training course candidates points to a need to enhance the skills of those who have a responsibility for managing contracts with external organisations, particularly as collaboration between public, private and third sector organisations is set to grow.

While completing this qualification, candidates will develop the knowledge, understanding and cognitive and practical skills necessary for those charged with managing contracts effectively.

Modules

  • Introduction to Contract Management: 22 March 2018
  • Specification Writing: 3 and 4 April 2018
  • Contracts and Service Level Agreements: 1 May 2018
  • Negotiation Skills: 7 June 2018
  • Managing Contracts: 25 and 26 July 2018
  • Financial Appraisal of Contractors: 12 September 2018
  • Exiting, Changing and Migrating Contracts: 9 October 2018
  • Continuous Improvement and Projects: 10 October 2018

Who should attend?

The certificate is aimed at new staff who have specific responsibility for contract management as well as experienced staff who have had no formal structured training or who would like to update their knowledge and skills.

The course specialises in public sector contract management. As such, the course is applicable to staff working at various levels in all public bodies, including central government, NDPBs, local government, health and education.

Duration and mode of delivery

The Certificate in Contract Management is delivered over ten days in a six-month period.

Accreditation and assessment

Candidates who successfully complete the eight modules and associated assessment will be awarded the Certificate in Management Practice (Contract Management Skills), which is equivalent to NQF Level 3.

CPD

Up to 70 hours.

Topics

  • Commissioning
  • / Efficiency
  • / Governance
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Shared services
  • / Value for money