The Association for Project Safety (APS) Principal Designer Course

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 choose NHBC?

Construction Design and Management (CDM) Overview

Gain a good overview of the CDM Regulation 2015.

Understand your duties

Understand your duties and the role of CDM co-ordination and co-operation within the project team.

APS accreditation

Receive an APS accredited certificate.

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* £2,840 12
In-company (virtual)* £2,690 12
Open (virtual) £620 12
Open £690 12

Prices are exclusive of VAT

*For In-company classroom courses please add £20+VAT for the APS handbook and £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.

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