No – although the courses are written as a comprehensive programme, not attending UDP will not mean you cant follow the later courses. We recap anything in UDP that is applicable.
No - the courses run through the entire development process, UDP at a high level and then the later courses in more detail, if some are not applicable to your role then feel free to attend one or some.
Only the ones that say so in the course outline – the Project Management courses. We may ask questions to ensure understanding but there is no test as such.
We provide attendance certificates for all non-examined courses, the Project Management ones are examined and so you will receive certification from the APM if you pass the exam.
Not necessarily – we provide a handout with notes on it, if you need to take additional ones feel free.
Not essentially but you might want to print the handout to take additional notes. There is no need to bring along the course preparation documents but you can if you wish to ask questions or discuss.
If you want to get the best out of them then you should think about what questions you want answering, there are no stupid questions and we don’t want you to leave with anything still bugging you.
There isn’t one, other than nothing offensive please, most people come smart casual.
We will always finish on time and so you can safely book trains in accordance with those. We can take into account requests to finish early if we shorten breaks and start earlier for example.
Yes and plenty of it, if you have specific dietary needs please let us know.
Yes there are lifts and level access from the road.
Yes – we arrange virtual ones by request, classroom has proved to be preferred environment but we understand logistics may mean virtual is the only option for many. We will advertise all courses via the M3/HATC website.
We will try and transfer you to a subsequent course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no set time but you’ll probably get more out of the courses if you have a few months experience of being around other development people so that the language is familiar (albeit if you don’t understand it all).
We run regular virtual surgery sessions that you will be invited to (these are free), in these we chat and help each other with queries and things that have come up or we’ve forgotten. Development is constantly changing so every day new things come up, don’t be afraid to come along and ask.
Contact us and we will try and help you decide.
The course is designed by people who have sat in your shoes new to development, not understanding a bean of what is being said at meetings so we try and cut through the jargon and shop talk. It goes through the process at a high level without too much detail so that those who are new to development can follow easily, but we have many attendees who have been in development for some time come along to gain a better understanding. We talk about the whole industry and build in lots of time for questions, so we can go into detail if we need to.
No – the course is aimed at getting underneath the appraisal models we use to the calculations themselves, so we use MS Excel sheets in the demonstrations and explain what the terminologies mean so that you can better understand what is going on. If you want Pamwin specific training please contact us to arrange.
All of our courses are presented by people who are experienced in developing social and open market housing and working in the construction and development sector. We are not academics but people who do the job and have learnt it the hard way.