An Introduction to Working with Contracts and Contractors

Course overview
This course is suitable for housing employees who are about to undertake a position which involves formal working arrangements with contractors. It is especially suitable for those who have not done this role before. Whether it be contractors providing your cleaning, repairs or grounds maintenance service, then this course is right for you. 
What the course covers

  •         What is contract management?
  •         Specifications
  •         Types of contract
  •         Who should be a contract manager?
  •         Managing the relationship
  •         Contract management issues
  •         Mitigating issues & anticipating problems
  •         Site safety & site inspections
  •         Good practice/risks

Who should attend
This course is for staff who work in social housing, property management or construction, whose role involves dealing with contractors, and who need a better understanding of how to effectively manage contracts and contractors.
Course attendees should have a basic knowledge of the different types of contracts used in your company. You may already be working in contracts with your employer and want to develop a better understanding of them.
Length of course
1 day - 9.30am to 4.30pm
In house at your premises or see our calendar for public courses
£295 to attend the public course, or for groups of 8 or more, please enquire about an in-house course


An Introduction to Working with Contracts and Contractors

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Upkeep’s courses have been developed by, and with industry experts.


All of our tutors have current or recent professional industry experience which means that you are learning from professionals with a great level of experience and skills.


We currently hold all of our scheduled courses in London, but are planning to start delivery in the midlands, north west and north east over the coming months.


If you can’t make it to London, we can come to you with a bespoke training package tailored to meet your needs and those of your organisation. Get in touch at or give us a call on 0208 123 0804.

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