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Construction and Engineering Law

Construction and Engineering Law CPD Certificate and Diploma courses

These continuing professional development courses are delivered by LJMU in collaboration with Knowles A Hill International. Successful candidates are awarded a non-accredited Certificate/Diploma in Construction and Engineering Law.

Both courses are delivered by distance learning and take six months to complete. They are particularly relevant to:

  • architects
  • engineers
  • surveyors
  • lawyers
  • other professionals involved in the procurement and/or management of the built environment.

Completing these CPD courses will increase your knowledge and understanding of the principles governing construction and engineering contracts.

Course content

The certificate course includes an introduction to the English legal system, contract and tort, contract administration and conflict management.

The diploma course covers arbitration, procurement and contract claim preparation.

Feedback and assessment

Feedback will be given on the basis of written exercises, assignments and on line tests. It is also envisaged that applicants for the diploma will have completed the certificate course first.


If you successfully complete the courses, you will receive either a certificate and/or diploma of satisfactory completion. Please note: neither of these carry formal University credits.

Course fees
  • Certificate: £1,500
  • Diploma: £1,500
Further information

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the courses please contact:

Eamonn Kirke HDip (Con Econ), BSc (Surv), LLB (Hons), LLM, MRICS
Course Leader

Telephone: +44 (0) 151 231 2817

Email: conlaw@ljmu.ac.uk

Angela Clarke

Telephone: +44 (0) 151 231 2816

Email: conlaw@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes