Claims Class Live Online: The Perfect Claim

Join us live, for hands-on training on how to prepare the perfect claim. Starting 12th October 2021.

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Only $329 - $249 until 1st Oct: Six weeks of personalised training.

Group discounts - up to 20% off for group bookings.

Now that everyone has adapted to the ‘new normal’, at Claims Class, we’ve also adapted, to support you with a new course format. From 12th October, the next #LiveOnline will start: interactive, personalised sessions, led by Andy Hewitt.

Focussing on a real-life case study, you will be provided with practical, hands-on advice on how to:

  • Create contract administration systems so that the records are available to establish the cause of the claim and substantiate facts.
  • Prepare contract notices to protect your entitlement and carry out an accurate delay analysis.
  • Learn to calculate the quantum for standing time and prolongation costs and show those calculations so they can be included in the claim.

Learn to prepare preliminaries to the claim to provide the reader with the background, and a narrative which establishes cause, effect, and entitlement backed up by substantiation. Finally, understand how to compile the claim for full understanding, so that an award may be made in a timely manner.

Developed by a construction industry leader with over 40 years' experience

Sign up today and learn how to prepare successful claims. This live course includes detailed examination of:

  • Module 1 – The Case Study, Potential Claims and Notices 
    • Introducing the course case study.
    • Understand how the Contractor has been affected and the link between cause & effect.
    • Learn how to identify the potential claims.
    • Investigate the Contract & notice requirements to verify entitlement to claim.

     Module 2: Preparing the Claim and Delay Analyses

    • Understand the importance of good records & types of records needed.
    • Learn how to create a timeline to assist with compiling a claim.
    • Understand good practice when preparing a baseline programme.
    • Learn the correct principles when preparing delay analyses.
    • Correctly calculate an extension of time.
    • Understand how concurrent delay can affect entitlement.

     Module 3: Cost Calculations

    • Understand and identify what Costs may be claimed.
    • Learn the correct principles of cost recovery.
    • Appreciate how to prepare and present the Cost calculations.

    Module 4: Compilation of and Preliminaries to the Claim

    • Four Key Points for an effective claim & how to comply with them.
    • Preparing a claim submission to a professional standard.
    • Understand how the “front matter” of the claim helps to bring clarity. Learn how it establishes the background before the details of the claim are presented.

     Module 5: Cause and Effect, Additional Payment and Entitlement

    • Understand the purpose and essential elements of a claim.
    • Types of event providing entitlement to make a claim.
    • Prepare a narrative to clearly explain the cause of the claim.
    • Understand the importance of linking cause with effect.
    • Correctly summarise a narrative & explain the principles of cost recovery.
    • Understand how simply presented and well-explained calculations will enhance your claim.

    Module 6: Finalising the Claim

    • The importance of the Executive Summary and Statement of Claim.
    • What should be included in these sections? Effective drafting.
    • Substantiate every statement, every fact relied on and each calculation.
    • Understand how to ensure your claim is a stand-alone document.
    • Learn how to organise and present all types of content.


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$329  $249 until 1st Oct 

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The course will be delivered over a seven-week period, with one module delivered every week on the following dates:

  • Module 1: 12th October
  • Module 2: 19th October
  • Module 3: 26th October
  • Module 4: 2nd November
  • Module 5: 9th November
  • Module 6: 16th November

Students will be signing up from all over the world. The webinar times will be decided once registration closes and a time will be set that suits the majority.

If for any reason you are unable to join the live sessions, the recording will be made available within the student platform.

What You Get:
  • 6 modules delivered over 6 weeks.
  • 12 CPD hours.
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Join a like-minded group of students and progress through the course together.
  • Live Q&A and interaction on each session.

Developed by an expert with 40 years' experience of contracts and claims, Andy Hewitt

Learn from a construction contracts and claims specialist with over four decades of expertise. Andy is also a published author having written industry best-sellers:

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Recognised by leading professional organisations

Quantity Surveyors International

Institute of Construction Claims Practitioners

CIOB Chartered Building Consultancy

What our students have to say

Frank Adjei, Quantity Surveyor

“As a young professional with career aspirations to specialise in contract administration and correct application of the FIDIC contracts, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to others.”

Common questions

There are no graded assessments with this course but after the live webinar each week, you’ll be given assignments to think about. At the beginning of the following webinar, we’ll go over the answers to the assignments and you can see how you did. If you are looking for a more practical learning experience, with graded assignments and tutor support perhaps explore our intermediate e-courses instead.

The course developer, Andy Hewitt, presents the course. Andy has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry and is the author of three leading industry publications. Andy is a passionate and engaging teacher and is well known for his ability to break things down so that students get the most out of their learning.

The course is a live course. It runs for 7-weeks. Each week, you will be asked to attend a live webinar and will need to allow time to study the topics covered. It is important that you commit to the learning process when you sign up. Please make yourself available to attend the live sessions.

Whilst we encourage all students to attend the live interactive sessions, we realise that this may not always be possible. All recordings and course material will be placed in the course area within your student account. After the webinar each week, it will be ready to access, on-demand.

Yes, all students who attend / watch all 7 module webinars will receive a Certificate of Completion. This will include details of the modules covered and the number of CPD hours gained.

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