SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK225347
Module Leader Valentah Siamuzwe-Manase
School School for Work Based Education
Subject SCWBE
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Construction Contracts 2 or equivalent

Summary of Content

In-depth understanding of contract administration in a modern commercial environment; The percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the Independent Learning "Activity Type", is 81%. The percentage of Work Based Assessment for this module is 40%, which is represented by Coursework 1.


Review of contract administration under JCT2016. Contract administration under various standard forms of contract including; the NEC4 Contract, FIDIC 2017 Contract, PPC2000 Partnering Contract and JCT 2016 Design and Build and JCT 2016 Construction Excellence Contracts. Contemporary developments in case law and legislation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the apprentice should be able to:1. Demonstrate an extensive detailed knowledge and understanding of domestic and international contract forms for modern complex projects.2. Critically analyse available contracts and offer professional insights, interpretations on the selection of modern procurement routes and associated contractual relationships.[A2, A4, A6, B1, B2, B4]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The essential purpose of this module is to provide the student with the time and space to develop an understanding of the context and principles of contract administration. In the context of a work based ethos, teaching and learning methods use authentic work based scenarios to promote action learning, inquiry based learning, problem based learning and peer learning. In addition, at this academic level students are expected to take a critical stance as they draw on academic theories and techniques in order to frame, analyse and solve actual work-based problems. These approaches directly involve the apprentice in the process of learning and also encourage collaborative learning. The module will begin with 2 days of introductory seminars to provide the apprentices with a clear understanding of the curriculum and assessment requirements of the module and to engage in question / answers sessions. The remainder of the module is delivered online via GCULearn. The online component is structured using a week by week template and guides the apprentice through the subject learning and assessment requirements of the module. A range of resources such as PowerPoint, Camtasia, video clips, web links and other tailored learning relevant to the module topics are used. Learners will be supported throughout by the module team. This includes the lecturers, work based / industrial mentors and Academic Development Tutors. Clear sign posting will ensure that module learning outcomes are progressed, reinforced though a carefully mapped formative assessment of concepts / strategies and the application of critical subject matter. This facilitates an evaluation of the level of comprehension attained by the apprentice and also enables the module team to provide support and guidance as required through email, GCULearn announcements, blogs, skype of Collaborate discussions. Summative assessments are compulsory. A mark of 35% must be achieved for each summative assessment and an overall / aggregate mark of 40% must be achieved.

Indicative Reading

Essential texts Hughes, K., (2018), Understanding the NEC4 ECC Contract: A Practical Handbook, Routledge, London, ISBN 9781138499720. Rowlinson, M., (2018), A Practical Guide to NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract, Wiley Blackwell, ISBN 9781119522515. -2 Uff, J. (2017)-1 Construction -1 Law (12th Ed) Sweet-1 and Maxwell, London ISBN 9780414055339. Recommended texts Bunni,-1 N. (2008)-1 4th -1 ed-3 The-1 FIDIC-1 forms-1 of contract, Blackwell-1 *** ISBN 9781405120319. -1 Chappell, -1 D.,-2 (2011) Building -1 Contract -1 Claims (5th Ed) Blackwell-1 *** ISBN 13-1 : 978-0-470-65738-6. Egglestone,-1 B. (2015)-1 The-1 Engineering -1 and -1 Construction -1 Contract (2nd Ed) Blackwell-1 *** - ISBN 9781118989364. Egglestone,-1 B. (2009)-1 Liquidated -1 damages -1 and -1 extensions -1 of time -1 in construction-1 contracts (3rd Ed) Wiley-Blackwell -1 *** -1 ISBN 978-1-4051-1815-6. MacRoberts-1 (2015)-1 MacRoberts-1 on Scottish Building-1 Contracts (3rd Ed) Blackwell-1 *** -1 ISBN-3 978-1-118-27345-6. Thomas,-1 D. (2012)-1 Keating-1 on -1 NEC3, Sweet-1 and Maxwell, -1 London - ISBN 9781847033314. FIDIC-1 (2017)-1 NEC4 - core conditions*-1 (copies-1 available -1 on the-1 Construction Information-1 service) -1 NOTE: Books-1 with -1 *** -1 against them-1 are -1 available -1 in the-1 library -1 as -1 e-books. These-1 can -1 be -1 accessed via the-1 library catalogue -1 by multiple-1 users simultaneously-1 - -1 both -1 on -1 and -2 off campus.

Transferrable Skills

Analysis, comparative and evaluation skills Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject Time management (organising and planning work) Independent working Communication skills, written, oral and listening [C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D4, D5, E1, E5, E6, E7]

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 163.00
Assessment (FT) 25.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 40.00 35% Individual critical analysis coursework (2000 words)
Exam (Exams Office) 2.50 60.00 35% Final Written examination