Distance Learning

Our purpose is to help you achieve success and enable you to join the ranks of claims practitioners who have a high earning potential and are in constant demand.

Our Construction Claims Distance Learning Course places high importance on teaching you how to deal with claims in a hands-on and practical manner and does not rely heavily on theoretical learning. To this end, the course is based upon many real-life case studies for you to study and manage as if you were actually dealing with the claim.

You are supported by a tutor who is an experienced claims practitioner and who is always available for support and guidance throughout the course.

The course is suitable for anyone who has a basic knowledge of construction industry contracts and either wishes to gain an in-depth practical understanding of claims, or wishes to advance their career to the next level by becoming a claims practitioner.

On completion of the course, you will have gained a thorough understanding of construction claims and how to confidently present or respond to them in an effective manner.


Why should you take this course?

First, hear from one of our graduates who, having completed the course and achieved an excellent pass grade, was very satisfied with what he learnt…

How else could the course help you?

Professionals who have a good understanding of the science of claims are always in demand and are amongst the highest earners in the construction industry. Our course provides this understanding.

Whether dealing with claims at project level or acting as a specialist claims practitioner, professionals who have a good understanding of the science of claims are always in demand because they can significantly affect a company’s or a project’s profitability. Claims practitioners are amongst the highest earners in the construction industry and unlike many other construction professions, they remain in demand even in times when the economic climate is unfavourable.

In order for a claim to succeed it needs to be prepared in a professional and proper manner. Once you have completed the course, you will be able to prepare and present straightforward claims in such a way to maximise their chances of success. You will also be able to respond to claims in a way that prevents matters escalating to costly disputes.

These days claims are common within the industry and whether a claim consists of a relatively straightforward claim brought by a contractor to establish entitlement to payment for a variation, or a complicated claim for an extension of time and payment for the associated prolongation, in order for it to succeed and for it to be dealt with in a timely fashion, the claim needs to be prepared in a professional and effective manner. Every claim submitted also requires a response and for the proper management of a project, it is of equal importance that responses are prepared with similar principles.

Learn how to set up projects and systems so that claims are managed effectively in order to reach resolution in a timely manner and minimise associated costs.

Claims avoidance and claim management is also an important tool in the claims professional’s skill set. The course deals with good practice in contract administration to enable you to deal with the management of claims throughout the life of a project.

This course will provide you with the knowledge needed to become a professional claims practitioner.

This distance learning course provides you with the tools you need to succeed in the field of construction claims. You will learn how to correctly identify situations that give rise to a claim, how to calculate the value of a claim and how, by way of a step-by-step process, to compile a claim submission into a persuasive argument which will help the claim to succeed. The course also deals with the analysis of claim submissions and the preparation of responses to claims, in order to provide you with the ability to deal with claims from either the contractor or the client’s perspective.




“I am so pleased to have worked with Andy and to have him as my tutor. The course is full of real-life cases and relates to problems I am facing in my career. The course gave me a new perspective on claims and helped me to understand them much better.”
– Ahmed Saleh, Senior Delay Analyst, Abu Dhabi, UAE

“This is a thoroughly enjoyable course which thrives on its practical nature and closeness to day-to-day claims management. What I have learnt from this course is already being put into practice in my day-to-day approach to claims. I would like to thank Andy for his feedback and advice throughout the course which certainly enhanced the learning process. Definitely a course I would recommend to both experienced claims professionals and individuals looking to progress in this field.”
– David Horsley, Commercial Manager, York, UK

“The course combined duty with pleasure and I was very satisfied working with Andy Hewitt. Thank you very much.”
– Miglena Varbanova, Legal Advisor, Bulgaria