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Diploma in Contract Management


Event summary

This unique qualification brings together contemporary contract management theory and existing good practice in a structured way. It has a highly applied and focused approach designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary for managing contracts effectively.

This programme will be delivered remotely using virtual classrooms.

If you are a self-funder booking onto the course, full payment will be required prior to the event start date. This can be actioned by selecting the pay by card option. Alternatively, you can contact our customer services team to make a payment.

A 10% discount is available to all CIPFA members, employees of organisations that are members of our Procurement and Commissioning Network and NHS employees who quote 'HFMA'. In order to obtain the discount, please contact customer services:

Tel: 0207 543 5600


12 Sep 2023 09:30
21 Mar 2024 17:00


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Standard price

£2,990.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

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About this event

The CIPFA Diploma in Contract Management is completed over approximately nine months, including eight days of classroom learning and approximately 80 hours of additional work to complete the assessment requirements.

For this course, the classroom learning is delivered online via virtual classrooms. You will be provided a link to join each workshop online. Our trainer will be there to greet you and the other delegates, and we aim to deliver just as we would if everyone was together in a physical training room. For best results we recommend the use of webcams.

Your trainers will be available throughout the programme to provide support, you will have access to recordings of all module presentations and we will arrange online group clinic sessions during the course.

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Course dates

  • Module One: Introduction to contract management – 12 September 2023
  • Module Two: Specification writing – 18 October 2023
  • Module Three: Service level agreements – 14 November 2023
  • Module Four: Negotiation skills – 12 December 2023
  • Module Five: Managing contracts
    • Day One – 23 January 2024
    • Day Two – 30 January 2024
  • Module Six: Financial management and control – 22 February 2024
  • Module Seven: Exiting contracts and continuous improvement planning – 21 March 2024

CPD hours

This qualification carries 136 CPD hours.