APS Principal Designer

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Training course overview

This two-day course is specifically aimed at Designers wanting to take on the Principal Designer role, and explore the practicalities of design risk management.

The Association for Project Safety (APS) will accredit this course. Upon completion of the course and successful passing of the required APS membership criteria, candidates may apply for membership of the Association.

Who should attend

This course is for any design-related professional who wishes to take on or understand more about the role of the Principal Designer.

Why learn with us

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Designed for
house building

Our courses are designed specifically for the house-building industry. We use the information we glean from site inspections and our claims data to design courses to help the industry with construction quality.

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Delivered by

Our trainers are all experts in their field, most with a background in house building as well as being excellent presenters. They share their real experience and practical knowledge with delegates.

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Flexible and

Our courses are available to individual delegates or to groups from the same company. They’re available for delivery face-to-face or online, whichever suits your needs the best. Talk to us about how we can help.

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Suitable for
all levels

Whether you’re new to the industry or an experienced professional, we have courses that will help you build your knowledge and expertise. All our courses offer practical, useful learning regardless of your role.

What you will learn

  • Explain the philosophy behind the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 1994 and its evolution into the new 2015 version 

  • Give an overview of the Governments “Construction 2025” initiative 

  • Practical view point on discharging the duties of the Principal Designer 

  • Explain the role of the CDM Adviser 

  • Explain the notification process 

  • Clarify the proactive role of CDM Co-ordination and Co-operation within the Project team in the Risk Management process 

  • Cover the requirements and implications of providing the Clients duty of CDM Co-ordination 

  • Highlight the impact of procurement routes on project and CDM Co-ordination 

  • Review the legal aspects and implications associated with the CDM team 

Course details

Course pricing              

In-company (2 days consecutive) - per company* £3,295 12
In-company (2 days split) - per company* £3,460 12
In-company (virtual - 2 days consecutive) - per company* £3,124 12
In-company (virtual - 2 days split) -per company* £3,290 12
Open  £795 12
Open (virtual) £740 12

Prices are exclusive of VAT

*For In-company classroom courses please add £35+VAT for the certificate – per person

 *For In-company virtual courses please add £35+VAT for the certificate – per person

No additional costs for open courses.

Not sure what we mean by In-company, Open or Virtual, then read more on this page.

Find out more about this course

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