NEC4 ECC Supervisor Accreditation

NEC4 ECC Supervisor Accreditation
Running over two days and using a mix of learning material including case studies and scenario planning, this programme is designed to equip delegates with the skills necessary to be able to fulfil the role of a Supervisor using the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC).

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This Supervisor accreditation is a unique opportunity which is recognised by employers and will set you apart from your peers. The course:

  • Offers complete clarity on the roles and duties of an NEC4 Supervisor
  • Gives NEC4 Supervisors real skills and tools to execute their roles
  • Highly interactive, with emphasis on scenario planning and teaching through case studies
  • Peer reviewed course content and expert delivery from an NEC4 specialist

The complete programme includes:

  • Online learning and assessment to refresh and develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of the Supervisor
  • Two days of classroom  learning including case studies and scenario planning which you will work through as a group, sharing ideas and experiences
  • Final assessment to confirm your attainment of the skills, knowledge and expertise required and expected of an accredited NEC4 ECC Supervisor

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive a unique accreditation as an NEC4: ECC Project Supervisor. 

Upon successful completion, participants are eligible for inclusion on the NEC Accreditation Register. The NEC Accreditation is valid for five years and will need to be renewed to maintain accreditation status.

*NEC4 Supervisor Delegate Guide

This programme is supported by the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate of GB (ICWCI).

Rachel Morris, ICWCI Chief Executive Officer:

'We endorse the NEC3 and NEC4: ECC Supervisor Accreditations for our existing members as well as those who seek to become members. The programmes reflect the duties carried out by our members on an ECC project and represents a fantastic opportunity for them to gain additional recognition for their skills and expertise.' 

Those completing the programmes and seeking membership of ICWCI will be able to include this as a supporting accreditation when applying for membership.

Existing members of ICWCI are eligible for a 5% discount off the listed price for the ECC Supervisor Accreditations. Simply quote code “ICWCI5” when booking. Your discount will be applied automatically.*

*ICWCI discount terms:

  • You will need to provide your membership number on the first day of the programme to confirm your eligibility for the discount
  • Failure to present your membership number will result in your discount being retracted and your training invoice being re-issued at full fee
  • Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively

Online Training (pre-requisites)

This is composed of 2 modules:

These modules, along with their embedded assessments, must be completed before you can attend the classroom training sessions.

These online training courses are reduced functionality versions of courses available as standalone products. They are included within this programme to provide you with an opportunity to refresh your knowledge. You will only have access to them for one month. There will also be no access to the digital views of the contract which normally accompany these courses. If you require longer access to the materials, you will need to purchase the full online products, linked above.

Classroom/Virtual Training

This training programme starts at 09:00 and finishes at 17:00 with refreshment breaks mid-morning and afternoon, plus lunch. All timings, except the start time, are approximate and may be adjusted to suit natural breaks in the training programme.

Day One

Session 1 - Role of the Supervisor and others

  • Delegating duties to others
  • Main responsibilities and duties of the Supervisor
  • Relationship to the Project Manager
  • Case Study 1.1

Session 2 - Contract Data

  • Information relevant to the Supervisor
  • Case Study 2.1

Session 3 - Communications protocols

  • Clause 10.1 - acting in the spirit of mutual trust and collaboration
  • Different media
  • Establishing protocols
  • Clause 13.7 - notifications
  • Clause 11.1 - identified and defined terms
  • Case Study 3.1

Session 4 - Delegation of duties

  • Who can delegate what and to whom
  • Approvals and acceptances
  • Case Study 4.1

Session 5 - Using Scope

  • Clause 21.1 Scope
  • Conflicting Scope
  • Case Study 5.1
  • Inconsistent or ambiguous Scope
  • Case Study 5.2
  • Good practice for Scope

Session 6 - Working with Subcontractors

  • Responsibility for Subcontractors
  • Using the ECC Index
  • Working with Project Managers
  • Case Study 6.1

Day Two

Session 7 - Early warnings

  • Early warnings and Supervisors
  • Using the ECC Index
  • Early Warning Register (Clause 11.2(8))
  • Working with the Project Manager to manage early warnings
  • Early Warning process
  • Case Study 7.1

Session 8 - The Accepted Programme

  • Clause 31.2 (the Programme)
  • Standard checks
  • The first programme
  • Sectional completion
  • Key dates
  • Take over
  • Completion
  • Case Study 8.1

Session 9 - Compensation Events

  • Working with the Project manager and the Contractor
  • Understanding compensation events – reasons and process
  • Case Study 9.1

Session 10 - Testing and Defects

  • Defects certificates
  • Case Study 10.1
Session 11 - Title
  • Clauses 70.1 and 71.1 (Title)

Session 12 - Resolving and avoiding disputes

  • Procedure during a dispute
  • Clause 10.1 - acting in the spirit of mutual trust and collaboration
  • Options W1 and W2 - Dispute resolution

Session 13 - Day to day issues

  • Clause 16.3 - adding to the Working Areas
  • Clause 17.1 - Ambiguities and inconsistencies
  • Clause 17.2 - Illegal and impossible requirements
  • Clause 21.2 - Design acceptance
  • Clause 23.1 - Design of Equipment
  • Clause 24.1 - People

Session 14 - Problem solving

  • Supervisor’s checklist

Session 15 - Summary/Open Forum

  • Summary
  • Open forum - sharing issues and experiences

The course is aimed at experienced NEC4 ECC Supervisors and practitioners. It is expected that delegates attending the course will have the following knowledge and experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience using NEC4 ECC in the construction industry and ideally within a Supervisor or delegate Supervisor role
  • Good understanding of the ECC, its main and secondary Options, including the ability to comprehend additional conditions of contract and recognise critical ECC processes
  • Knowledge of the relevant industry legislation and contract principles
  • Experience with taking ownership of own responsibilities, acting as stated in the contract and confidently managing key stakeholders
  • An appreciation and understanding of the NEC4 ECC User Guide Volume 2 and 4

Delegates with limited NEC4 ECC experience can attend the course to gain knowledge, however they should be aware that to obtain the accreditation, the post-course assessment is at advanced level, so taking the training only without having sufficient experience in using NEC4 prior to the course may not be enough to successfully pass the assessment.

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