NEC4 – ECC Project Manager Accreditation

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ECC Project Manager Accreditation


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 achieve their objectives consistently.

This programme is designed to equip delegates with the skills necessary to be able to manage a project under an NEC4 Contract, with specific reference to role and importance of the Project Manager under the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC).

Under the ECC, the Client is represented by the Project Manager. Being a Project Manager is a skill in itself. Understanding a whole range of competing interests and balancing these against the need to deliver a high quality project on time, to budget and to standard is a difficult task. Coupled with the legal, not to mention financial, implications of delivering a project incorrectly the task can seem quite daunting.

This training programme fuses together the skills required of a project manager with those technical skills required by the NEC. Taking delegates from project start up to project closure it will look at the procedures as described in the ECC, the purpose of those procedures and the implications for not following them correctly. It also ensures delegates are familiar with the interdependencies of the various documents required by the ECC.

Understanding the relationship between the Contract Data, the Programme, the Scope and a strong communication procedure is vital to the successful execution of any ECC project. In-depth knowledge of the process, terms, functions and interdependencies is the key to being a successful ECC Project Manager and the delegate will have the opportunity on this training programme to understand not just what those processes are, but why they should be followed to achieve a successful outcome.
Dealing with crucial issues such as time, quality, cost, risk, compensation events and early warnings, this training programme will give delegates opportunities to work through both contract based and non-contract based scenarios with the intention of equipping them with key tools needed in any ECC project role.

Successful completion of this training programme will enable a delegate to describe themselves as an accredited NEC4 Project Manager with specific reference to the ECC.  The delegate will be able to demonstrate the key processes crucial to the NEC4 and how to apply them to an ECC Project. There will be reference to common NEC processes and application, but this training programme is specifically intended to be used on projects.

Who should enrol?

Anyone who is, or will become, the Project Manager of an NEC4 ECC project, including:

  • Project managers
  • Civil engineers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Construction managers
  • Architectural technologists
  • Architects

Delegates should have a good level of understanding of the NEC principles and processes and of the NEC4 ECC itself. Completion of the programme pre requisites will ensure this.

Programme Summary

This training programme starts at 09:00 and finishes at 17:00 with refreshment breaks mid-morning and afternoon, plus lunch.

All timings, except the start time, are approximate and may be adjusted to suit natural breaks in the training programme.

The programme comprises 3 parts:

Part 1 – Online training

This is composed of 2 modules:

  • NEC4: Introduction to the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC)
  • NEC4: ECC – Managing Time and the Programme

These modules, along with their embedded assessments must be completed before you can attend the classroom training sessions.

These online training courses are reduced functionality versions of courses available as standalone products. They are included within this programme to provide you with an opportunity to refresh your knowledge. You will only have access to them for one month. There will also be no access to the digital views of the contract which normally accompany these courses. If you require longer access to the materials, you will need to purchase the full online products, linked below:

  • NEC4: Introduction to the Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC)
  • NEC4: ECC – Managing Time and the Programme

Part 2 – CLASSROOM training

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

Day 1 – Project Start-up

  • Role of the PM
  • ECC documents
  • Initial Duties
  • Establishing Key Procedures

Day 2 – Programme and Risk Management

  • Programme Requirements
  • Managing the Programme
  • Risk Management
  • Compensation Events Part 1

Day 3 – Commercial Management

  • Compensation Events Part 2
  • Payment
  • Defined Cost and the Fee
  • Defined Cost –  Schedule of Cost Components
  • Defined Cost – Disallowed Cost

Day 4 – Contract Management and Project Closure

  • Reporting
  • Other Matters
  • Project Closure
  • ECC contract management in action


Assessment 1
Online multiple choice question paper

Assessment 2
Written project report


Once you have successfully completed all elements of the programme, you will be an Accredited NEC4 ECC Project Manager, and eligible for inclusion on the ICE Register for Accredited NEC Professionals.

Duration: 4 days



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