NEC4: Introduction to the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) (online)

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 NEC4: Introduction to the Engineering and Construction 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 Engineering and Construction Contract (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.

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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 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), and its key components.

The course is accompanied by a test to help cement knowledge and understanding gained upon completion.


The ECC has been developed for the appointment of a contractor for engineering and construction project work, including any level of design responsibility. It provides a modern method for clients, designers, contractors and project managers to work collaboratively to consistently achieve their objectives.

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 ECC clearly allocates risks, and the collaborative approach will reduce those risks and uncertainty for all the parties.

Why Enrol?

People who complete this eLearning course will gain:

  • An insight into when to use this form of contract
  • How to put the contract together
  • An understanding of the contract strategy
  • How the contract 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 and test 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 ECC works alongside other contracts in the suite.

Module 2 - Using the ECC - 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 ECC 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 ECC
  • Know how to use Contract Data, Scope and Site Information
  • Define the roles stated within the ECC and their responsibilities
  • Recognise critical ECC clauses and processes, in particular early warning, the programme, communications and compensation events
  • Describe how to apply ECC in practice and ensure effective delivery
Who Should Enrol?

This course is designed for those with minimal experience with NEC contracts or the ECC form but can be beneficial to those wishing to recap their knowledge. It will benefit those working with:

  • The ECC form including project managers
  • Contract Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Clients
  • Consultants
  • Contractors and their supply chain
Included in the Fee

The online course fee includes:

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