Date: 03/03/2022
Time: All Day

NB – the BOOKING FORM is at the bottom of this webpage
Course costs: £365 +VAT


This course explains how we get the right quality during the construction phase, the players involved and their responsibilities. The course focuses on the role of the Clerk of Work / Construction Inspector, and explains their duties, typical activities and how the Project Manager can get the best from their CoW.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for Development and Regeneration staff who are responsible for quality control on-site, who work with Clerks of Work / Construction Inspectors and who wish to obtain a better understanding of their role, activities, and how they fit into the the wider processes of managing quality during the construction phase.

Entry or Pre-course Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this module, although it is helpful if delegates have attended Intermediate Development 3 – Building Contracts etc, or have some experience of working with Clerks of Work / Construction Inspectors.

Recommended Reading

A comprehensive handout is provided with this course. For future detailed technical reference, delegates may want to buy the Institute of Clerk of Works & Construction Inspector’s Handbook, available here.

Course Plan: This course covers the following subject areas:

  • Quality & Quality Management – how much should we spend?
  • The Main Players & their roles  – Employer, Employer’s Agent, Contractor’s Design Manager, Site Manager, Subbie Managers, Building Control Officer, Fire Officer, (Clerk of Works),
  • The Clerk of Works role responsibilities & powers
  • The Employer’s powers (under DB11 / DB16)
  • Clerk of Works activities
  • Typical problem areas & ICWCI advice
  • CoW+…how the CoW can help with contract progress.


Intensive interactive classroom-based learning with exercises


Andrew Drury & Neil Clements

Duration & Times

1 day: 9.30am – 5.00pm


On completion of this course you will be provided with an HATC certificate.

Booking Form

Bookings are closed for this event. However, we will run this course again shortly. Please visit the Open Courses webpage for more details.