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The NEC Contract Course

NEC Engineering and Construction Contract 

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2024 Scheduled Courses

Online courses are 4 half-day sessions: Morning class 8 am – 12 pm or Afternoon class 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

In person courses are 2 full-day sessions: 8 am – 4 pm at conference venues in Cape Town, Durban & Midrand.

We offer tailored private courses to groups of 3 or more at your company premises or at one of our venues.

Public courses:

  • 21st to 22nd & 26th & 27th February – Online
  • 5th to 6th March – Cape Town
  • 12th to 13th March – Durban
  • 18th to 19th March – Midrand
  • 9th to 10th April – Cape Town
  • 9th to 10 & 13 to 14th May – Online
  • 10th to 11th June – Midrand
  • Or select your preferred start date when booking
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About the NEC (New Engineering Contract) course

In this course, we train you on all aspects of the New Engineering Contract (NEC) suite and its application on construction sites around South Africa. You will get a better understanding of how the NEC contracts (the newer NEC4 and changes made from NEC3) work together with other engineering and construction contracts including the JBCC, GCC, and FIDIC. With this training, you will be equipped with a new set of tools to better manage built environment project contracts successfully to meet the NEC requirements. And also contribute effectively at each stage of a construction project from tendering right to close-out.

The course is recommended for . . .

Learn how to maximize your productivity
Our goal is to enable you to correctly apply the NEC contracts on-site which means that your organization could potentially save thousands of Rands every year with your help!

Discover the latest project management techniques for contractors
As part of the NEC course, we teach you fundamental concepts of project management to advanced techniques that are used by top­ performing organizations and project management professionals. With this knowledge under your belt, you can take charge of any project management situation with confidence.

Course fee

Online course:
R 10,200  incl. VAT


In-person course:
R 11,400 incl. VAT


2 or more Delegates / Groups: from *R 9,400 incl. VAT

*Up to 40% Discount for groups: We offer discounts for group bookings of friends or colleagues from the same organization.

When booking

Select Pay Now to get specific discounts for online payments:
Partial Payment – 5% off the course fee.
Full Payment – 15% off the course fee.


Select Pay Later to get specific discounts for EFT payments with currently running promotions (see top banner).

*The above discounts are applicable only if the course fee is billed to ‘Personal’.
Ts & Cs Apply.

The NEC Contract course includes:

→ Classic Seminars’ companion NEC Training Manual, will help you keep track of all you learn throughout the course and be your reference guide afterwards,
→ Multimedia study material and exercises including class video recordings,
→ And lunch refreshments for the In-person course option.
→ Payment assistance options are available including:

  • Discounts for group bookings of friends  OR colleagues from the same company.
  • Assistance with the relevant documents to apply for Skills Development Training approval if your employer will be paying for your course.

Contact us for more info on payment assistance.


We believe in a hands-on approach to learning hence our course includes real-world case studies and practical exercises such as:

  • Preparing NEC tender documents.
  • Understanding the processes behind adjudicating and awarding tenders.
  • Practical exercises on administering the NEC contract.
  • Dealing with delays and time extensions.
  • Handling disputes and claims using the NEC.
View full course outline

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Eroll Tate

(Professional Engineer®, Professional Construction Manager®, Dispute Resolution Adjudicator)

Morne Van Schalkwyk

(Project Management Professional ®, NHBRC Registered®)

Dr. Andrew Holden

(Project Management Professional ®, Professional Engineer®)

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The NEC Course Benefits

The short course will help you maximize the knowledge of NEC contracts to save time and cost, improve quality, and manage risk more effectively on construction projects in South Africa and abroad since the NEC suite is used internationally. Professionals and organizations will receive actionable information and guidance around vital issues contained in the NEC including:

  • The Procurement Process
  • The History and Overview of the NEC
  • The Contract and Tender Documents
  • The NEC Professional Services Contract
  • The Tender Process
  • Administering the Contract
  • Principles for Managing Contracts



Enables the immediate practical application of the NEC contract.


Enables you to take up a job as a Project Manager, Project Assistant, or Consultant where your job requires you to use the NEC contract.

Course Accreditation & CPDs from

+ Project Management Institute PDUs

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We will contact you with details to get started with the training


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464 Festival Street,
Hatfield, South Africa

Contact: 086 100 2000

074 944 5577 (Whatsapp)

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