Tiered Training Programme

Tier Zero: Introduction to Public Procurement

Tier 0 training is introductory level training aimed at public servants who are new to procurement of capital projects. This tier will introduce the participants to the basics of public procurement making them aware of the EU Directives, Statutory Instruments, Public Spending Code and the CWMF (for works projects). The training content for this tier is currently being developed and it is intended that training will be delivered entirely online using self-directed learning with a commencement date in the early part of 2021.

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Tier 1: Practitioner Training, Commercial Skills for Public Capital Works Projects

Tier 1 training consists of a set of 3 training modules, addressing planning, procurement and contract management phases of a public works contract. This training is aimed at project co-ordinators, project managers, members of works project teams along with other public servants whose roles are/will be concerned with the planning, procurement or management of public works projects, including Building and Civil Engineering projects.

Note: The Commercial Skills Academy is currently processing large volumes of applications received for the forthcoming iterations of the Tier 1 training programme scheduled to commence in April 2021. A new online application form will be available on the website in April 2021. Four  further iterations of the course are planned to be delivered between September and December 2021, the dates for these 4 courses will also be published on the website in April when the application process is re-opened.

Tier 2: Masterclasses

Tier 2 training will be masterclass training on specific topics delivered by industry practitioners from across the public and private sector.  A panel of speakers will present examples of how they deliver capital projects. Masterclasses are aimed at participants who may have completed the Tier 1 Practitioner training programme or those who are actively involved in project delivery.

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 Tier 3: Conference

Conference style presentations on a specific theme, with a number of presenters from public and private industry giving opinion, fact or case study examples relating to theme.  Current restrictions on attendance have stalled the running of such conference style events, however the CSA are hopeful such events can be held in 2021. Options for online delivery will be investigated in early 2021 if necessary.

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