NEC4: Introduction to the Professional Service Contract (PSC) (online)

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 NEC4: Introduction to the Professional Service Contract (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.

NEC4: Introduction to the Professional Service Contract (Online):
£205.00 +VAT
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Completing this eLearning course will give you an insight into when to use this form of contract, how to put it together, the contract strategy, and how it is managed effectively. It provides a brief overview of the NEC4 contract suite, when and how to use the NEC4 Professional Service Contract (PSC), and its key components.


The PSC has been developed for the appointment of a consultant to provide a service. This may or may not be related to a project, with a contractor also appointed under the NEC. It provides a modern method for clients, consultants and service managers to work collaboratively to achieve their objectives consistently.

People will be motivated to play their part in collaborative management if it is in their commercial and professional interest to do so. Uncertainty about what is to be done and the corresponding risks and liabilities can lead to disputes and confrontation. The PSC clearly allocates risks, and the collaborative approach will reduce those risks and uncertainty for all the parties.

Why Enrol?

Participants enrolled on this online course will gain:

  • An insight into when to use this form of contract
  • How to put it together, the contract strategy
  • How it is managed effectively


Approximately 90-120 minutes.

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

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 eLearning follows the same structure as the one day classroom course, distilling the key information into approximately two hours of content.

Module 1 - Overview of the NEC4 Suite

  • This module will show how NEC contracts have helped transform industry behaviours and how the PSC works alongside other contracts in the suite. It will also cover the relationship of the PSC to its subcontract (Professional Service Subcontract, PSS) and the Professional Service Short Contract (PSSC).

Module 2 - Using the PSC - the contract strategy

  • This module covers the contract strategy; an explanation of the main and secondary Options that can be chosen and the other contract documents that need to be produced. It will also outline the difference between defined and identified terms, their significance in the contract and the contract data and how they should be used.

Module 3 - Managing the contract - the PSC processes

  • This module is broken into nine subsections, each covering one of the key aspects of the ECC contract: General Provisions, the Contractor's main responsibilities, Time, Quality, Payment, Compensation Events, Title, Liabilities and insurance, and Termination and dispute resolution.

Module 4 - Summary

  • The final module provides a recap of the course's learning objectives, as well as guidance on possible next steps upon completion of the course and accompanying test.
At the end of the course participants should be able to:
  • Understand the philosophy of NEC
  • Recognise the differences between contract strategies using the PSC
  • Know how to use Contract Data and Scope
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the key parties
  • Recognise critical PSC clauses and processes; in particular early warning, the programme, communications and compensation events
  • Describe how to apply PSC in practice and ensure effective delivery of the service
Who Should Enrol?
This course is designed for those working with:
  • The PSC or its subcontract (PSS) form, including clients
  • Consultants and their subconsultants
  • Service managers
It is designed for those with minimal experience with NEC contracts or the PSC form but can be beneficial to those wishing to recap their knowledge, especially since the NEC4 PSC is significantly different from the NEC3 equivalent.
Included in the Fee
Included in your fee for this online module is:
  • 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 versions of the NEC4 Professional Service Contract, NEC4 Preparing a Professional Service Contract and the NEC4 Managing a Professional Service Contract
  • Certification on successful completion of all modules and assessment

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