Date: 27/09/2022 - 28/09/2022
Time: All Day
Location: NCVO Offices

NB – the BOOKING FORM is at the bottom of this webpage
Course costs: £745 +VAT


This course follows on from Understanding the Development Process, and looks in more detail at the early stages in development management, including site finding, negotiation, valuation, project planning and the conveyancing process. Including undertaking feasibility studies focusing on common legal and technical issues that arise on housing development sites.

This course is suitable for Development and Regeneration staff who are reasonably new to the discipline, and staff from other teams within Registered Providers who are drafted into Development project teams.

Course Plan

This course covers the following subject areas:

  1. Site finding and negotiation
  2. Feasibility Studies – how to do them
  3. Valuation basics
  4. Milestone planning
  5. Conveyancing


Duration: 2 days

Intensive interactive learning with exercises. This course is available in both classroom and virtual format.

Suggested preparation

Before coming on the course please review the following documents from one of your schemes currently under development (or very recently completed), and bring a copy with you to the course:

  1. The report on a completed desktop feasibility study on a site you were considering buying (and may now have bought, or may have dropped)
  2. A valuation report for a site you have purchased giving the value of the land / building bought
  3. A valuation report for the value of completed dwellings – typically for shared ownership or outright sale dwellings (if you have any schemes with sale units in them)
  4. A copy of the agreed Heads of Terms for land recently purchased
  5. A Report on Title for a site recently purchased
  6. A project Gantt Chart (preferably one for the whole project, from inception through to completion, but if that’s not available, bring a contractor’s programme)

If you are unsure what documents will give you this information, ask your manager who should be able to help.

You will find it helpful to look over the relevant Topics in Developing Affordable Housing, published by the National Housing Federation. It is available here.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed to follow on from Understanding the Development Process. It is preferable, although not essential, that delegates should either have attended that course or have an equivalent level of knowledge.


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

Related Courses

Understanding the Development Process

Design and Planning for Development

Building, Contracts and Managing On-site Developments

Project Fundamentals Qualification


Neil Clements

Duration & Times

2 days

Day 1: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Day 2: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Booking Form

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Please note that prices shown below include VAT!


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Course fee £894.00
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