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Principles of Contract Management (CPD) Masterclass

£263+VAT (APSE members) £446+VAT (Non-members)                                          



Learn more about our in-house option, please contact Fiona Sutton-Wilson for details: fsuttonwilson@apse.org.uk.


In response to demand from member authorities, APSE training is offering a skills development course on the principles of contract management.

This course aims to give a practical overview to operational managers seeking to improve their skills in this area and help them face the challenges of managing contracts in a local authority context.


This is course is a masterclass. 


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training you will:

  • Understand the key principles, aspects and purpose of contract management
  • Acknowledge your responsibilities to provide effective value-for-money services in a contract
  • Appreciate the need to manage the performance, administration and delivery within the contract
  • Identify and manage the risks in contract management  
  • Sustain the mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers

This event will also include case study examples of local authority contracts.


This course will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. To access it, you will need a WiFi connection or mobile data hotspot. Downloading Microsoft Teams to your laptop, desktop or smart device will give a better performance and greater functionality throughout the day.  This highly interactive training includes a mixture of presentations, video conferencing, group work, games, quizzes and video.


Who Will Benefit?

Operational managers, service managers, health and safety advisors, finance officers, trade union officials, elected members or anyone seeking to improve their knowledge and understanding of contract management.


Continuous Professional Development (CPD) 

This course has been independently certified as conforming to accepted CPD guidelines. Delegates will earn 5 CPD points from attending the full course and will be issued with a CPD certificate for their personal records.



1-day event:  Start time:  10:00    Finish time:  16.00


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