NEC4: ECC - Managing Time and the Programme (online)

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 NEC4: Managing Time and the Programme (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: Managing Time and the Programme (Online):
£123.00 +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.

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

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The NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (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.

NEC4 contracts have clarity and transparency in terms of importance, quality and level of detail of communication and programming compared to other forms of contract. To secure successful outcomes, Project Managers need to be in command of time and the programme, and be able to critically analyse and communicate the impact of delays.

Through examples and case studies, delegates attending this course will gain an insight into planning and how to manage time and key programming aspects under an NEC4 ECC contract.


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 45 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.

Session 1 - Time in the ECC and contract dates
  • Contract Dates
  • Acceleration
Session 2 - Purpose of the programme
Session 3 - Programme requirements:
  • The programme
  • The information shown on the programme
Session 4 - Links, float and the critical path
  • Programmed logic links
  • Critical path
  • Float
Session 5 - Managing the programme
  • Acceptance by the Project Manager
  • Revising the programme
  • Compensation events
Session 6 - Multiple choice test
Learning Objectives
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the importance of time requirements and the need for an up to date programme
  • Define the requirements of a programme and know how it is prepared
  • Recognise the significance of the programme and how it relates to other contract documents
  • Effectively manage the programme to meet project objectives and in the event of change
Who Should Enrol?
This course is designed for those working with the ECC form including:
  • Project managers
  • Contract managers
  • Supervisors
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Clients
  • Consultants
  • Contractors and their supply chain.

Candidates should either have attended an Introduction to the NEC course or have practical experience of working on an NEC project to understand the basic principles of the contract to get the most out of the course.
Included in the Fee

Included within 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:
    • NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract
    • NEC4 Managing an Engineering and Construction Contract
  • Certification on successful completion of all modules and assessment

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