CPD training for building design and city planning sector
There are many varied CPD training opportunities for professionals working in building design and city planning.
In order to make finding the right CPD training for you, we have brought together a package of training activities designed to support and help further the careers of professionals working in areas such as:
- Building design
- Building management
- Environmental construction
- Urban planning
- Transport planning/logistics
- Renewable energy planning.
You can find out more by downloading our free booklet, or by clicking on any of the following links to relevant courses and training opportunities.
Download our booklet
CPD training courses for professionals working in environmental design of buildings and eco-city planning
This booklet provides details of a wide range of CPD opportunities, including postgraduate level modules that are available on a standalone basis.
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Postgraduate standalone taught modules
These are modules that can be taken on a standalone basis for CPD, giving you the flexibility to study at postgraduate level whilst managing your existing work and life commitments.
Our Architecture modules are recognised by The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI).
Environmental Design of Buildings
|Earth and Society|
Welsh School of Architecture
The module provides a structure for students to develop, discuss and formulate their personal sustainability standpoint.
Welsh School of Architecture
This module takes a holistic approach to the energy use of a building.
|Investigation of the Built Environment|
Welsh School of Architecture
This module focuses on the introduction of methods and techniques by which building designers, owners and operators can determine whether their building performs as anticipated.
|Enviornmental Design of Buildings||School of Engineering|
This module will help you understand the concept of sustainability in the context of building design, and the impacts of the built environment on the natural environment.
Urban Design and Planning
|Debates in Eco-City Planning and Development||School of Geography and Planning|
This module provides an in-depth analysis of the different forms of eco-city development (from new build, to retrofitting, to informal development) and it will analyse by which processes eco-cities emerge.
|Sustainable Transport Policies||School of Geography and Planning|
This module considers the complexities involved in meeting society’s mobility needs whilst minimising negative impacts associated with surface transport.
|Transport Analysis||School of Geography and Planning|
This module introduces students to a set of analytical approaches which are frequently used in transport planning practice.
|Renewable Energy Development and Planning||School of Geography and Planning|
Renewable energy sources are a key ingredient of such transitions, but delivering an expansion of renewable energy raises big issues for the relationship between society, energy, government and the landscape.
|Governance of the Eco-City Development Process||School of Geography and Planning|
The purpose of this module is to provide a theoretically informed base from which to analyse the nature and variety of forms of governance that characterise eco and low carbon developments around the world.
Other CPD training opportunities
Project and Programme Management
Our project management CPD courses cater for those who are looking to develop practical skills as well as for more experienced practitioners seeking a formal qualification.
These courses are well suited to those who need project or programme management skills in order to operate most effectively as architects, building/ environmental engineers or urban planners.
|PRINCE2® face to face course|
A 5-day intensive training course that prepares you for the Foundation and Practitioner exams, which are taken as part of the course. PRINCE2® is internationally accepted as the leading 'best practice' project management approach.
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) face to face course
|A 5-day intensive training course that prepares you for the Foundation and Practitioner exams, which are taken as part of the course. MSP provides a structured approach to programme management, that helps organisations manage change.|
AGILE PM® face to face course
|A 5-day intensive training course that prepares you for the Foundation and Practitioner exams, which are taken as part of the course. Ideal for anyone managing or involved in the delivery of a project that is to be delivered using an Agile approach.|
PRINCE2® blended eLearning course
|Blended eLearning course - study flexibly at home at your own pace, then join us for a 2-day exam workshop. Includes Foundation and Practitioner exams.|
|Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) blended eLearning course||Blended eLearning course - study flexibly at home at your own pace, then join us for a 2-day exam workshop. Includes Foundation and Practitioner exams.|
Project Management introductory 2-day course
The perfect option for those who need to learn the basics of project management in a short time, but who don't need a certified course. Practical and informative.
Visit our project and programme management case study page for full course details.
Our Executive Education provision translates world-leading academic research into relevant, operational and impactful business practice for individuals and organisations. Programmes are designed to turn concepts and ideas into specific actions that improve individual and organisational performance.
|Leadership in Business Administration (LBA) Programme||Designed to offer a specific work-related insight into our Executive MBA. Modules will be wholly applicable to particpants’ workplaces so learning can be applied right away.|
|Lean Six Sigma||A well-established approach that seeks to identify and eliminate defects, mistakes or failures in business processes or systems. 5-day training programme.|
|A day of training exploring the core principles of Lean, Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence.|
|A 5-day programme designed to equip change agents, managers and leaders with skills to lead successful transformations.|
Short CPD courses
Our short course programme covers subjects such as marketing, online communications and managing people. These are practical workshops and classes, designed to raise skill levels and develop knowledge in key areas.
We have hand-picked the following courses as particularly relevant to those working in the engineering/planning/architecture/planning sector.
|Business Writing Skills|
Marketing and online communication
|Introduction to Digital Marketing|
|Advanced Digital Marketing|
|Introduction to Copywriting|
Management and leadership
|Train the Trainer (2 days)|
|Effective Self-Organisation(2 days)|
|Managing Performance for Results|
If you would like to chat to our friendly team at the CPD Unit, please feel free to contact us:
Continuing Professional Development Unit
Our MSc programme in BIM for Smart Engineering can form the basis of bespoke in-house training for your organisation.