Category | Commercial Management

Diploma in Commercial Management

Our congratulations to Michael Kerrigan, who is the most recent client to complete the Professional Diploma in Commercial Management, which is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Michael gave up a large part of his Christmas 2016 holidays to revise, research and write his last Final Assignment, in C Eng Business Management, His Tutor, Patrick Waterhouse, awarded him a starred Distinction for his fine piece of work. Michael had previously received Distinctions for both C Eng Construction and C Eng Contracts Administration, and was awarded an overall starred Distinction for his Diploma. “Now I have to put it all into practice!” he says.


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A First for the Certificate in Commercial Management

We’d like to congratulate Laura Parke who was the first student to complete the Certificate in Commercial Management by taking and passing the Final (‘Exam’) Assignment that we introduced last year. Her Tutor, Patrick Waterhouse, awarded her a Pass with Merit, which was the same grade as her overall pass. Students take four Modules and a Final Assignment. The Modules are assessed on coursework, which counts towards 60% of the final grade, plus the Final Assignment which counts for 40% of the final grade. The Final Assignment is sent for completion at home or office within a set period, currently one month, and provides questions ranging over all four Modules. It also offers an opportunity to bring in personal experience and research as well as information and knowledge acquired from the course material.

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Introduction to Construction Measurement

Our revised course for Measurement in the Certificate in Commercial Management is now available, covering both CESMM4 and NRM2. The course was revised by Hamish Mitchell, whose book Managing with the MMHW is provided with the course, along with two other standard textbooks. It is intended for study alongside the rules and standards themselves, normally available in a commercial management surveyor’s office. The course comprises seven Study Sessions, each with Revision Questions, and six Tutor-Assessed Assignments to be sent to your Tutor. The Course Tutor is Patrick Waterhouse. Please contact us for information. Full details will be published shortly on this website in the Course Description.

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Certificate & Professional Diploma in Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying)

We are very pleased that our courses for the Certificate and Professional Diploma in Commercial Management have  been re-accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors in May this year.  This process includes inspection and approval of the course material and of academic qualifications  and it is the second time that we have “passed”.


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Professional Diploma in Commercial Management

Congratulations to Martin Belshaw who completed the Professional Diploma in Commercial Management in June. Martin scored two distinctions and one merit on his individual Modules with an overall distinction for the Diploma.

It was clearly very hard work. Martin had to be at his office desk by 7.15 am and rarely left before 6.00 pm so there was little time left for studying. Motivation is the key! All the more credit to Martin for his excellent result.

The Diploma is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and entitles the holder to upgrade to Graduate Membership of the Institution. It comprises three Modules. Progress is assessed by in-course assignments and a final ‘examination’ assignment completed within 14 days of issue set and marked by the Senior Tutor, Hamish Mitchell.

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Managing with the MMHW

Hamish Mitchell’s new book on the Method of Measurement for Highway Works is now available  from ICES Publishing (0161 972 3110 or £19.95 post free in the UK (£6.95 overseas).  You have the opportunity to buy a first edition! Hamish covers the background, development and usage of the MMHW, presenting case studies and examples. You will find it very helpful on any Commercial Management course for quantity surveyors and it is a recommended title for Module 2 in our Professional Diploma in Commercial Management.

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Diploma in Commercial Management: Patrick Waterhouse

We are very pleased that Patrick Waterhouse  B Eng (Hons) MBA CEng FICE FCMI FCIArb has joined our Tutorial team for the Diploma in Commercial Management. Patrick is a chartered civil engineer who specialises in construction contracts and dispute resolution. He is a construction adjudicator and accredited mediator, with long experience of working for consultants and contractors in the building and civil engineering industries. Patrick has also delivered training courses in construction contracts for many organisations and has recently had an article published in the Institution’s journal Civil Engineering Surveyor. He is a keen advocate of distance learning, having used this route to gain his MBA and his adjudication qualifications, and has prepared prepared distance learning materials for training purposes. Patrick will tutor students for Module 2 Civil Engineering Contracts Administration.



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