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CPD Accreditation

The School is now a CPD Centre which means that all workshops delivered by the School and elearning modules (produced by the School) are CPD accredited.

E-learning modules will equate to one hour of learning and workshops will vary between three or four hours of learning depending on the agenda. It is important to note here that all professional institutions have their own criteria on what they accept and whether they work in hours or points. The advice is that you must liaise with your professional body to check what is required from their point of view.

All you need to do is log all resources that you are accessing in you individual learning accounts.

Please find below a list of all our Free CPD E-Learning Modules!

Beginners

  • Introduction to Sustainable Construction in Wales

    Time 45 minutes

    This module will discuss the key sustainability issues specific to the Welsh construction industry, with focus on important on local legislation that must be adhered to.

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  • Best in Class Maintenance

    Time 60 minutes

    This 1 hour covers the issue of Best in Class Maintenance and how it can extend the life of a project, create efficiencies and reduce downtime.

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  • FIR 1: Achieving business success through FIR

    Time 60 minutes

    In this module, we will discuss the meaning of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, why it is vital to your business, and the implications it has in the workplace

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  • Local and SME Spend in FM

    Time 60 minutes

    An explanation of why clients are increasingly asking FM service providers to use local supply chains

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  • Plant: sourcing sustainable plant for construction projects

    Time 15 minutes

    In this module, we will discuss the common environmental impacts associated with plant, and how best to mitigate them when sourcing for your construction project

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  • 5s workplace organisation

    Time 30 minutes

    This module will explain what 5S is, and what best practice in 5S workplaces looks like.

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  • Introduction to Biodiversity

    Time 1 hour

    This module explains the principles and benefits of Biodiversity, and explains the opportunities for enhancing wildlife in the built environment

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  • Green Infrastructure

    Time 45 minutes

    An introduction to what is driving infrastructure clients to set ever more challenging sustainability targets

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  • Labour: sourcing sustainably for your construction project

    Time 15 minutes

    In this module, we will discuss the common sustainability issues to consider when hiring labour for your construction project

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  • Project Management

    Time 60 minutes

    This 1 hour e-Learning module will discuss the necessary skills for project management, specific to the needs of the growing offsite industry.

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  • The Business Case for Sustainable FM

    Time 60 minutes

    An introduction to the importance for sustainability to the facilities management supply chain

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  • Carbon in Infrastructure

    Time 60 minutes

    A 45 minute module examining how infrastructure construction effects carbon emmissions

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  • Carbon Reporting

    Time 45 minutes

    A closer look at why carbon reporting is an issue for our industry, how to tackle it, and how it can help you gain a competitive edge.

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  • Introduction to Sustainable Homes

    Time 30 minutes

    This 30 minute module will discuss the 10 key sustainability issues facing the home building sector, and how best to tackle them in a way that's good for the environment and your business.

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  • Building Management

    Time 45 minutes

    This module will discuss the various tools and techniques available to building managers to help them improve the efficiency of their properties and reduce costs.

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  • BES 6001 for responsible sourcing

    Time 60 minutes

    A 1 hour module reviewing BES 6001 including recent changes to the certification scheme.

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  • Life Cycle Analysis

    Time 60 minutes

    An in depth look at LCAs, EPDs and PCRs, how they interact and how they can be helpful when sourcing or supplying sustainable materials.

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  • Sustainable construction

    Time 45 minutes

    This introductory module takes us through the main concepts and topics within sustainable construction, the business benefits, and which sustainability drivers and impacts matter to your business.

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  • Overheating in Homes

    Time 30 minutes

    This 30 minute module will explain what overheating is, why it is an issue in the home building sector, and how it can be mitigated.

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  • Lean Construction and Waste

    Time 30 minutes

    In this module, we will explain the three types of work: value adding, supporting value adding and waste.

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  • Introduction to Economy and Community

    Time 1 hour

    This module provides an overview of benefits and principles of the local economy and community, why the topic is important and what the key issues are

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  • FIR 2: FIR on site - why it matters and how to achieve it

    Time 60 minutes

    This module will cover what FIR is and why it's important to our industry, as well as provide guidance on how to deliver the 4 Toolbox Talks

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  • People, Skills and Labour issues in FM

    Time 45 minutes

    In this introductory module, we will discuss the importance of labour practices in the FM sector, how your business can comply with the law, meet your client requirements and help win new business

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  • FIR 4: Flexible Working

    Time 30 minutes

    A summary of flexible working, what the benefits are to all staff, and how you can incorporate it into your business

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  • FIR 3: Setting up an inclusive site and site office

    Time 45 minutes

    This FIR module will explain the basics of how to ensure your site and site office is inclusive for everyone who works within the site, visits the site, or lives nearby.

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  • The Circular Economy

    Time 30 minutes

    So you may have heard the term "circular economy" - but what does it mean in practice? This module will help unravel the term

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  • Introduction to Environmental Management

    Time 60 minutes

    1 hour online module providing an overview of environmental management

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  • Performance Gap

    Time 30 minutes

    This 30 minute module will discuss what the performance gap is, how it occurs, and provides examples as to how to avoid it.

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  • Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

    Time 30 minutes

    This 30 minute module will cover what we mean by SuDS, how they are executed and what legal and planning requirements you need to know.

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  • Introduction to Lean

    Time 30 minutes

    This e-Module will outline key Lean tools and techniques, and explain how Lean can benefit the construction industry.

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  • Collaborative Planning and Production Control

    Time 30 minutes

    In this module, we will explain the purpose and benefits of collaborative planning, and describe how to conduct collaborative planning on a project

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  • Sustainability on Site

    Time 45 minutes

    This module was designed for those working on the site of a major contractor, and covers off the key sustainability issues you might face day-to-day as well as how best to respond to them

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  • Modern Slavery Act

    Time 15 minutes

    This quick 15 minute module discusses the key points you need to know about the Modern Slavery Act and how it affects your business

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  • Marketing and Business Development

    Time 45 minutes

    This module will discuss the fundamentals of marketing and how you can help grow your business.

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  • Engaging a diverse supply chain

    Time 45 minutes

    A 45 minute module identifying the steps to engage a diverse supply chain, the differences between supplier diversity and fairness and inclusion, and the benefits of having diverse suppliers.

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  • Introduction to Materials

    Time 60 minutes

    This module provides an overview of materials use: including chain of custody, FSC\PEFC, principles of responsible sourcing, BES6001 and issues associated with sourcing from overseas

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  • Problem solving & Continuous Improvement

    Time 30 minutes

    This module will cover the key principles of the Lean approach to problem solving

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  • Modern Slavery

    Time 15 minutes

    This module will discuss the issue of Modern Slavery and the impacts it can have on your supply chain

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  • Responsible waste management in FM

    Time 30 minutes

    In this 30 minute module, we will discuss the waste hierarchy, how to manage hazardous and non-hazardous waste, waste storage and treatment and how training on these subjects can help your business

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  • Sustainability in Groundworks

    Time 30 minutes

    As one of the first on site, this module explains what sustainability issues Groundworks contractors should be aware of including dealing with everything from invasive plants to local communities.

    View
  • Supply Chain Mapping and Modern Slavery

    Time 25 minutes

    In the next 25 minutes we will explore how supply chain mapping can help you with understanding your supply chain’s risks and opportunities

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  • Quality Management

    Time 60 minutes

    This one hour module will explain the key steps of quality management, such as planning, control and improvement.

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  • Standardised Working

    Time 30 minutes

    In this module, we will describe the benefits of standardising work in the construction industry, and outline how to use process mapping to standardise a simple process.

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  • Sustainable Timber and Chain of Custody

    Time 30 minutes

    In this module, we will explore the significance of specifying and supplying legal and sustainably sourced timber for the UK construction sector.

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  • Introduction to Climate Change and Carbon

    Time 1 hour

    This module provides an overview of the carbon cycle, why the concern over carbon, the government carbon targets, the difference between climate change adaptation and mitigation

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  • Train the Facilitator

    Time 30 minutes

    This module will help facilitators plan initial steps for delivering face-to-face Lean training

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  • Value Stream Mapping

    Time 30 minutes

    In this module, we will describe the purpose and benefits of value stream mapping, and outline how to use value stream mapping to analyse a simple process.

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  • Introduction to Water

    Time 45 minutes

    Introductory online module providing an overview of water conservation and the benefits and principles of conserving water.

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  • Introduction to Waste

    Time 45 minutes

    A 45 minute module providing an overview of waste diversion benefits and principles, as well as legislation concerning waste disposal.

    View
  • Visual Management

    Time 30 minutes

    In this module, we will describe the purpose and aims of visual management, and outline how visual management can support productivity and continuous improvement

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  • Quality in Infrastructure

    Time 30 minutes

    In this module developed by CECA, we will explore the risks of poor quality, how quality has changed and how quality can be applied throughout a project's lifecycle.

    View
  • Risk Management in Infrastructure

    Time 30 minutes

    In this module developed by CECA, we will explore what risk is and how you can embed behaviours to manage risk within your business.

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  • Sustainability in food, drink and catering

    Time 60 minutes

    In this module, we will explore the sustainability impacts of where our food comes from, how it is delivered and prepared, and how we can best mitigate these impacts

    View
  • Performance Measurement

    Time 1 hour

    This module will explain the benefits of measuring and reporting your performance to your clients, and includes practical examples and recommendations to get you started

    View

Intermediate

  • Carbon Reporting

    Time 45 minutes
    A closer look at why carbon reporting is an issue for our industry, how to tackle it, and how it can help you gain a competitive edge.
    View
  • FIR 1: Achieving business success through FIR

    Time 60 minutes
    In this module, we will discuss the meaning of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, why it is vital to your business, and the implications it has in the workplace
    View
  • Local and SME Spend in FM

    Time 60 minutes
    An explanation of why clients are increasingly asking FM service providers to use local supply chains
    View
  • Life Cycle Analysis

    Time 60 minutes
    An in depth look at LCAs, EPDs and PCRs, how they interact and how they can be helpful when sourcing or supplying sustainable materials.
    View
  • Sustainable construction

    Time 45 minutes
    This introductory module takes us through the main concepts and topics within sustainable construction, the business benefits, and which sustainability drivers and impacts matter to your business.
    View
  • The Business Case for Sustainable FM

    Time 60 minutes
    An introduction to the importance for sustainability to the facilities management supply chain
    View
  • Introduction to Sustainable Construction in Wales

    Time 45 minutes
    This module will discuss the key sustainability issues specific to the Welsh construction industry, with focus on important on local legislation that must be adhered to.
    View
  • Green Infrastructure

    Time 45 minutes
    An introduction to what is driving infrastructure clients to set ever more challenging sustainability targets
    View
  • Competitive advantage through business ethics

    Time 45 minutes
    This module provides an overview of the benefits and principles of business ethics. This includes topics such as Prompt Payment, Living Wage, Zero Hours Contracts, UN Global Compact etc.
    View
  • BES 6001 for responsible sourcing

    Time 60 minutes
    A 1 hour module reviewing BES 6001 including recent changes to the certification scheme.
    View
  • Carbon in Infrastructure

    Time 60 minutes
    A 45 minute module examining how infrastructure construction effects carbon emmissions
    View
  • Introduction to Biodiversity

    Time 1 hour
    This module explains the principles and benefits of Biodiversity, and explains the opportunities for enhancing wildlife in the built environment
    View
  • Introduction to Sustainable Homes

    Time 30 minutes
    This 30 minute module will discuss the 10 key sustainability issues facing the home building sector, and how best to tackle them in a way that's good for the environment and your business.
    View
  • Best in Class Maintenance

    Time 60 minutes
    This 1 hour covers the issue of Best in Class Maintenance and how it can extend the life of a project, create efficiencies and reduce downtime.
    View
  • Building Management

    Time 45 minutes
    This module will discuss the various tools and techniques available to building managers to help them improve the efficiency of their properties and reduce costs.
    View
  • Collaborative working

    Time 60 minutes
    This 1 hour e-Learning module focuses on collaboration, and how working collaboratively can create business efficiencies and open up new business opportunities.
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  • DfMA: Design for Manufacture and Assembly

    Time 45 minutes
    An excellent introduction into the benefits of DfMA and the use of offsite construction techniques. Includes case studies, business case and link to RIBA Plan of Works
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  • Building the Business Case for Sustainable Construction

    Time 45 minutes
    A 1 hour module containing case studies, interviews and evidence to help build the business case for sustainable construction practices and products.
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  • Overheating in Homes

    Time 30 minutes
    This 30 minute module will explain what overheating is, why it is an issue in the home building sector, and how it can be mitigated.
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  • Ethical Business - the Basics

    Time 1 hour
    1 hour Online module providing an overview of the benefits and principles of ethical business
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  • Design: Product & Process for Manufacturers

    Time 60 minutes
    This module is aimed at offsite manufacturer and outlines how they can benefit from lean manufacturing processes.
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  • Lean Construction and Waste

    Time 30 minutes
    In this module, we will explain the three types of work: value adding, supporting value adding and waste.
    View
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

    Time 45 minutes
    An introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM) which will explain why adopting BIM is important, and how it can help deliver more sustainable projects.
    View
  • Introduction to Economy and Community

    Time 1 hour
    This module provides an overview of benefits and principles of the local economy and community, why the topic is important and what the key issues are
    View
  • FIR 2: FIR on site - why it matters and how to achieve it

    Time 60 minutes
    This module will cover what FIR is and why it's important to our industry, as well as provide guidance on how to deliver the 4 Toolbox Talks
    View
  • Leadership

    Time 60 minutes
    This 1 hour e-Learning module covers the need for strong leadership, and how leadership skills can be enhanced in order to improve your business performance.
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  • People, Skills and Labour issues in FM

    Time 45 minutes
    In this introductory module, we will discuss the importance of labour practices in the FM sector, how your business can comply with the law, meet your client requirements and help win new business
    View
  • FIR 4: Flexible Working

    Time 30 minutes
    A summary of flexible working, what the benefits are to all staff, and how you can incorporate it into your business
    View
  • The Circular Economy

    Time 30 minutes
    So you may have heard the term "circular economy" - but what does it mean in practice? This module will help unravel the term
    View
  • Introduction to Environmental Management

    Time 60 minutes
    1 hour online module providing an overview of environmental management
    View
  • Heatmapping: Prioritising your sustainability impacts

    Time 30 minutes
    A 30 minute introduction to the Heat Mapping process - a simple way to visualise your sustainability priorities within your spend categories
    View
  • FIR 3: Setting up an inclusive site and site office

    Time 45 minutes
    This FIR module will explain the basics of how to ensure your site and site office is inclusive for everyone who works within the site, visits the site, or lives nearby.
    View
  • Logistics

    Time 60 minutes
    This module discusses how an offsite manufacturing approach changes construction logistics.
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  • Introduction to Lean

    Time 30 minutes
    This e-Module will outline key Lean tools and techniques, and explain how Lean can benefit the construction industry.
    View
  • Performance Gap

    Time 30 minutes
    This 30 minute module will discuss what the performance gap is, how it occurs, and provides examples as to how to avoid it.
    View
  • Leading change

    Time 45 minutes
    This e-Learning module takes you through the process of change management - how can your business adapt to market change?
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  • Supply Chain Management

    Time 60 minutes
    This 1 hour e-Learning module will discuss the need for a strong and competent supply chain, and how suppliers, manufacturers and clients can work together to improve supply chain performance.
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  • Responsible waste management in FM

    Time 30 minutes
    In this 30 minute module, we will discuss the waste hierarchy, how to manage hazardous and non-hazardous waste, waste storage and treatment and how training on these subjects can help your business
    View
  • Problem solving & Continuous Improvement

    Time 30 minutes
    This module will cover the key principles of the Lean approach to problem solving
    View
  • Sustainability in Groundworks

    Time 30 minutes
    As one of the first on site, this module explains what sustainability issues Groundworks contractors should be aware of including dealing with everything from invasive plants to local communities.
    View
  • Introduction to Materials

    Time 60 minutes
    This module provides an overview of materials use: including chain of custody, FSC\PEFC, principles of responsible sourcing, BES6001 and issues associated with sourcing from overseas
    View
  • Sustainability on Site

    Time 45 minutes
    This module was designed for those working on the site of a major contractor, and covers off the key sustainability issues you might face day-to-day as well as how best to respond to them
    View
  • Reduce Carbon, Reduce Costs

    Time 30 minutes
    Developed for the Green Construction Board and aimed at the whole supply chain, this introductory e-module goes through the basics of carbon measurement and reporting within the PAS 2080 framework
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  • Modern Slavery Act

    Time 15 minutes
    This quick 15 minute module discusses the key points you need to know about the Modern Slavery Act and how it affects your business
    View
  • Collaborative Planning and Production Control

    Time 30 minutes
    In this module, we will explain the purpose and benefits of collaborative planning, and describe how to conduct collaborative planning on a project
    View
  • Engaging a diverse supply chain

    Time 45 minutes
    A 45 minute module identifying the steps to engage a diverse supply chain, the differences between supplier diversity and fairness and inclusion, and the benefits of having diverse suppliers.
    View
  • Supply Chain Mapping and Modern Slavery

    Time 25 minutes
    In the next 25 minutes we will explore how supply chain mapping can help you with understanding your supply chain’s risks and opportunities
    View
  • Offsite Manufacturing Process

    Time 60 minutes
    This module will discuss the benefits to offsite manufacturing, and the shift in industry it's causing.
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  • Standardised Working

    Time 30 minutes
    In this module, we will describe the benefits of standardising work in the construction industry, and outline how to use process mapping to standardise a simple process.
    View
  • Quality Management

    Time 60 minutes
    This one hour module will explain the key steps of quality management, such as planning, control and improvement.
    View
  • Behavioural Safety in Infrastructure

    Time 45 minutes
    This module developed by CECA explores how you can improve safety on your sites by changing people's behaviours.
    View
  • Sustainable Timber and Chain of Custody

    Time 30 minutes
    In this module, we will explore the significance of specifying and supplying legal and sustainably sourced timber for the UK construction sector.
    View
  • Onsite Process

    Time 60 minutes
    Now that you have designed, manufactured and delivered your parts and products to site, it's time to assemble them This module discusses the onsite process.
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  • Train the Facilitator

    Time 30 minutes
    This module will help facilitators plan initial steps for delivering face-to-face Lean training
    View
  • Value Stream Mapping

    Time 30 minutes
    In this module, we will describe the purpose and benefits of value stream mapping, and outline how to use value stream mapping to analyse a simple process.
    View
  • Visual Management

    Time 30 minutes
    In this module, we will describe the purpose and aims of visual management, and outline how visual management can support productivity and continuous improvement
    View
  • Introduction to Waste

    Time 45 minutes
    A 45 minute module providing an overview of waste diversion benefits and principles, as well as legislation concerning waste disposal.
    View
  • Introduction to Water

    Time 45 minutes
    Introductory online module providing an overview of water conservation and the benefits and principles of conserving water.
    View
  • Embedding Sustainable Procurement

    Time 1 hour
    In this module, we will explain why sustainable procurement can benefit your business, and take you through ISO 20400, the new ISO for sustainable procurement
    View
  • Risk Management in Infrastructure

    Time 30 minutes
    In this module developed by CECA, we will explore what risk is and how you can embed behaviours to manage risk within your business.
    View
  • Quality in Infrastructure

    Time 30 minutes
    In this module developed by CECA, we will explore the risks of poor quality, how quality has changed and how quality can be applied throughout a project's lifecycle.
    View
  • FIR: Leading people inclusively

    Time 30 minutes
    In this expert-level FIR module, we will discuss how to lead people, inclusively
    View
  • Sustainability in food, drink and catering

    Time 60 minutes
    In this module, we will explore the sustainability impacts of where our food comes from, how it is delivered and prepared, and how we can best mitigate these impacts
    View
  • FIR: Fair and Inclusive Recruitment

    Time 90 minutes
    In this 90 minute module, we will take you through all stages of the recruitment process and point out where you should consider fairness and inclusion.
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  • Carbon Management in Infrastructure for SMEs

    Time 45 minutes
    This module discusses the processes of carbon management including a breakdown of PAS 2080 and how SMEs can begin to measure and manage their carbon
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  • Social Value: Part 1

    Time 30 minutes
    In part 1, we explore what Social Value is, and why clients are demanding it as part of their projects
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  • Social Value: Part 2

    Time 30 minutes
    In Part 2, we will explore the methods available for generating, monitoring and measuring social value
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  • Responding to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

    Time 45 minutes
    In this module, we will explain what the Modern Slavery Act is, why modern slavery is an issue, and how your business can comply with and adhere to the Act
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  • Performance Measurement

    Time 1 hour
    This module will explain the benefits of measuring and reporting your performance to your clients, and includes practical examples and recommendations to get you started
    View

Advanced

  • Introduction to CEEQUAL

    Time 45 minutes

    This 45 minute interactive module is ideal for those wanting an overview of the CEEQUAL standard and what it means for supply chain companies

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  • Competitive advantage through business ethics

    Time 45 minutes

    This module provides an overview of the benefits and principles of business ethics. This includes topics such as Prompt Payment, Living Wage, Zero Hours Contracts, UN Global Compact etc.

    View
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

    Time 45 minutes

    An introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM) which will explain why adopting BIM is important, and how it can help deliver more sustainable projects.

    View
  • Heatmapping: Prioritising your sustainability impacts

    Time 30 minutes

    A 30 minute introduction to the Heat Mapping process - a simple way to visualise your sustainability priorities within your spend categories

    View
  • Delivering energy and carbon efficient buildings

    Time 60 minutes

    This 1 hour e-Learning module will explain the difference between energy and carbon, what the performance gap is, and how buildings can achieve energy and carbon savings.

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  • Behavioural Safety in Infrastructure

    Time 45 minutes

    This module developed by CECA explores how you can improve safety on your sites by changing people's behaviours.

    View
  • Circular Economy Indicators

    Time 30 minutes

    In this intermediate module, we will discuss using indicators to measure the circularity of a product, service or asset to help guide the industry towards a more circular economy

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  • Embedding Sustainable Procurement

    Time 1 hour

    In this module, we will explain why sustainable procurement can benefit your business, and take you through ISO 20400, the new ISO for sustainable procurement

    View
  • FIR: Leading people inclusively

    Time 30 minutes

    In this expert-level FIR module, we will discuss how to lead people, inclusively

    View
  • FIR: Fair and Inclusive Recruitment

    Time 90 minutes

    In this 90 minute module, we will take you through all stages of the recruitment process and point out where you should consider fairness and inclusion.

    View
  • Social Value: Part 1

    Time 30 minutes

    In part 1, we explore what Social Value is, and why clients are demanding it as part of their projects

    View
  • Social Value: Part 2

    Time 30 minutes

    In Part 2, we will explore the methods available for generating, monitoring and measuring social value

    View