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Development Practice

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Construction site

Wednesdays 9 am - 1 pm

This course gives you an understanding of real estate development practice.

It includes an introduction to the development processes, from inception to disposal, and the simulation and application of planning and development appraisal skills to a project.

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Course Dates

7th February 2018 – 23rd May 2018

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Course Description

The aim of the course is to help you develop skills in real estate development that are relevant to a career as a specialist planning and development surveyor.

It'll introduce you to the development process in sourcing and analysing land, and how to aquire that land with consideration to the law, due diligence and contracts.

This course will include:

  • sustainable developments and designing for the market
  • development appraisal
  • public and private sector roles and responsibilities
  • planning guidance and policy
  • an analysis of key development issues and contemporary development market issues.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • examine and appraise the stages of a development
  • review the application of each stage
  • assess alternative acquisition methods
  • analyse reasoned arguments when delivering a development
  • prepare and evaluate development appraisals
  • apply the skills and processes required to acquire development land.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a PGDip or MSc award.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:


Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813