Intermediate Development 1 – Acquisition


This course follows on from Understanding the Development Process, and looks in more detail at the early stages in development management, from site finding to the conveyancing process.

Target Audience

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

Entry or Pre-course 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.

Recommended Reading

None, although it is helpful if delegates review one or more Reports on Title, desktop site investigations and valuation reports.

Related Courses

Understanding the Development Process

Intermediate Development 2 – Design & Planning

Intermediate Development 3 – Building contracts, construction & handover

Funding Affordable Housing

Introductory Certificate in Project Management.

 Course Plan

This course covers the following subject areas which are addressed at an intermediate level:

Day 1:

  • Welcome
  • Site finding & negotiation                                                  ⅓ day
  • Feasibility Studies – how to do them                           ⅓ day
  • Valuation basics                                                                     ⅓ day

Day 2:

  • Milestone planning                                                              ⅓ day
  • Conveyancing                                                                         ⅔ day


Intensive interactive classroom-based learning with exercises


Andrew Drury

Duration & Times

2 days

Day 1: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Day 2: 9.30am – 4.00pm


The content of this course is being independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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