NEC3: Introduction to the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) (online)

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 Introduction to the ECC (Online)NEC training at a click. Gain a comprehensive and clear understanding of the NEC suite of contracts at anytime and anywhere in the world, at your own pace.

Introduction to the ECC (Online):
£205.00 +VAT
You are not able to order this product on behalf of a delegate. This product will be linked to your email address for use by you as an individual.

 Enterprise LicenceEnterprise licence: A multi-licence online package. Purchase an annual licence to the modules of your choice across your company. Ideal for organisations where NEC is part of the company-wide skill set. Enterprise licences can be purchased with SCORM compliance.

Enterprise Licence:
For more information, please call +44 (0)20 7665 2446 or email

If your organisation has specific time, location, and learning and development objectives, we can tailor this programme to suit your needs.

To discuss the tailored training options available to you with one of our In-house training account managers, fill out the enquiry form below or call +44 (0)20 7665 2446

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This short online course introduces delegates to the philosophy of the NEC family of contracts and focuses on the provisions of the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), ensuring effective management of an ECC project using a collaborative approach.


Approximately 150-180 minutes.

The length of time taken varies depending on how quickly individuals study and absorb the material.

The online version has 6 modules plus 5 multi-choice questions per module. Pass mark is 60% per module test. 

Please note that the licence is valid for 6 months only from date of purchase.

Successful completion of this course will award you 30 credit points toward your Online Academy qualification.



NEC training at a click. Gain a comprehensive and clear understanding of the NEC suite of contracts at anytime and anywhere in the world, at your own pace.


Our training programmes, tailored to your requirements. Ideal for organisations with specific time, location, and learning and development objectives.


This programme breakdown is intended for the classroom training

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

[PRE-REQUISITE] NEC online learning module review
Recap of main points covered in Introduction to NEC3 online learning module: Prior to attending this training course, you will need to complete the short 40-60 minutes online module: Introduction to NEC3.

Details will be forwarded with your joining instructions two weeks prior to the course start date.

*Does not apply to in-house training courses.
The ECC system and contract strategy - the Options
  • When should the ECC be used?
  • The main and secondary Options that can be chosen
  • The other contract documents that need to be produced
  • General provisions
Mutual trust and co-operation
  • Identified and defined terms 
  • Communications 
  • The role of the Project Manager and Supervisor
  • Early warnings
  • Contractor's main responsibilities
How the works are defined
  • The Contractor's design
  • Key people
  • Key Dates
  • Subcontracting
  • Time, testing and Defects
When works start and finish
  • The use of the Programme
  • How defective work is managed
  • Payment
How payments are calculated
  • When payments are made
  • Compensation Events
What are Compensation Events?
  • How are Compensation Events managed?
  • Other aspects of the ECC
Other Aspects of the ECC
  • Title
  • Risks and insurances
  • Termination and dispute resolution
  • Summary and open forum
Included in the Fee

The online course fee includes:

  • Six months access (all modules and assessments for this online course must be completed within six months of receiving confirmation of registration to be valid)
  • Six months access to the eView NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) and its associated Guidance Notes
  • Six months access to the Introduction to NEC3 online learning package
  • A downloadable course programme, slide handouts, course notes, ECC Contract Data, ECC Communication Forms and Procurement & Contract Strategies
  • Certification on successful completion of all modules and assessment

Full details of how online training works and the licence options available can be found here.
Who Should Enrol?

This introductory training programme is ideal for anyone working with, or intending to work with, the NEC3 ECC including:

  • Project managers
  • Contract managers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Planners
  • Clients
  • Consultants
  • Contractors and their supply chain

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