Certificate in Contract Management


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.


13 Sep 2018 09:30
05 Jun 2019 16:30


CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
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.


  • Introduction to Contract Management: 13 September 2018
  • Specification Writing: 2 and 3 October 2018
  • Contracts and Service Level Agreements: 1 November 2018
  • Negotiation Skills: 5 December 2018
  • Managing Contracts: 15 and 16 January 2019
  • Financial Appraisal of Contractors: 20 February 2019
  • Exiting, Changing and Migrating Contracts: 12 March 2019
  • Continuous Improvement and Projects: 13 March 2019

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.


Up to 70 hours.


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