BTEC Contract Management Qualifications

We Choose BTEC!

We are an Edexcel and BTEC approved training provider and we are able to offer the Advanced Award Level 3 Qualification in Contract Management. We have delivering this highly successful qualification since May 2005

Course Structure

These are 5 Units of Study

- Introduction to Contract Management
- Contracting Process
- Types of Contracts and Contracting Strategy
- Managing Contractual Relationships
- Measuring and Improving Contract Performance

Open Part Time Course

Our BTEC Contract management course is also available as part time day release course, to enable those who cannot be released for 5 consecutive days can still achieve their level 3 Advanced award.
The course is designed to cover each unit of study in one full day and also to complete the required assessments
The course dates are as follows:

29th September, 6th October, 20th October, 3rd Nov and 17th November.

Venue: Central London
Cost: £899 plus VAT

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Bespoke, Tailored and Customised Qualifications

The unique BTEC Customised Framework enables DPSS to design flexible and customised qualifications for those in procurement, contracting and supply chain management.  These qualifications can support access to education and employment, lifelong learning or the requirements of particular clients. All client based qualifications must be developed using the BTEC Customised Framework process. 

The benefits of this approach are:

  • Flexibility, coherence and relevance
  • Certification of small blocks of learning
  • The opportunity to customize a qualification for a particular employment or industry need
  • Potential for links to existing BTEC programmes or other programmes recognized by an organisation or centre
  • Providing knowledge, skills and understanding to underpin the National Occupational Standards for a particular sector
  • Progression to either a higher level qualification or to an extended programme of study at the same level

Course Content

The course content, materials and assessment methodology have been approved and QA by BTEC and will include:

Contract Management defined, Traditional v new age models, Contract Management, Contract Cycle, Contracting Process, Administration v Contract Management, Critical Success factors, Stakeholder Analysis, Contracting Team development, Developing a Contracting Strategy, Risk and reward concepts, Types of Contracts – call-offs, supply chain agreements, lump sum, unit price and incentive contracts, EPC and PMC Contracts, Service Contracts, Contractor Pre-qualification and Evaluation/Construction, Bid Analysis, VFM, TCO concepts, Relationships with contractors – types of relationships, driving forces, link between type of contract and style of relationship, Contractor motivational issues, Disputes – and conflict resolution, contractual claims and variations, Contract Performance Measurement – KPI, benchmarking, cost controls, validity of savings, Balanced Score Cards, Contract Negotiations, Contract Terms and Conditions, Contractor Improvement programmes.

Assessment Process

The assessment methodology is comprised of two distinct elements.  This will enable all participants to demonstrate competence, given that individuals are able to express competency in a variety of ways. The assessment will therefore be made up of two parts. Once the participant assessment process has been completed, it will be submitted to BTEC for validation and successful participants will be awarded the BTEC Advance Award in Contract Management (NVQ Level 3) qualification

Part A – A series of problem based case studies, role plays, simulation and tasks, design to enable participants to demonstrate their ability to analyse contracting situations/problems and to demonstrate their competence by being able to apply the tools, techniques and processes and to recommend an appropriate and professional solution. These exercises will be undertaken in the classroom and submitted for assessment daily.

Part B – will consist of 20 question test, designed to enable the participants to demonstrate their depth of knowledge and understanding of the key concepts.

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Practical Contract Management

DPSS are making a new chapter of Practical Contract Management available for download on a fortnightly basis.

Practical Contract Management


Chapter 4 - Tendering Methodologies