New Online Training from Construction Contracts Experts

THE Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has developed a new package of online training to sit alongside its traditional, face-to-face courses.

The programme aims to provide more flexibility for contract users as restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic remain in place.

The new digital JCT Training delivers courses as live-broadcast webinars with the same expert trainers as the physical courses – all either past or current members of the JCT Council or JCT Drafting Sub-Committee.

Interactive courses

As well as being broadcast live, the courses provide interactivity for attendees who will be able to ask questions of the trainers during specially set-aside Q&A segments.

JCT chief executive, Neil Gower, said: “As the industry begins to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, it is vital that training can also continue, as it has never been more important that contract users are able to get the information and skills they need to work with their contracts successfully.”

When booking an online course, attendees will be sent a questionnaire to complete in advance to identify priority areas and highlight any specific questions that the trainers can incorporate into their session.

The courses are 3-hours in duration and attendees, once they have booked a place, will be sent course materials and be able to test and troubleshoot any technology issues ahead of time to make sure their course runs smoothly on the day.

The scheme starts on Thursday, 26th November 2020, where two courses are available, “JCT Design and Build Contract 2016” and “JCT Contracts 2016: The Legal Perspective”.

Bookings are limited to 50 places per course.

JCT has produced standard forms of construction contract, guidance notes and other standard forms of documentation for use by the construction industry since 1931.

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