The New Engineering Contract (NEC) is a family of contracts created by the Institution of Civil Engineers that help apply good project management principles and practices, and define legal relationships.

This course equips participants with an overview of the third edition contract (NEC3), its background and key philosophy, focusing specifically on the Engineering and Construction Contract.

Duration: One day
Delivery format: Traditional or virtual classroom

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at participants working in commercial and contracting areas and others who require an insight into the NEC3 contract. It is recommended that participants have experience working in the commercial environment in which the NECs contracts operate, and/or have previously attended Introduction to Commercial, Contracts and Supply.

"Very good course and I feel like I’ve gained a good overview. I liked how the course was split into two half days it really helped with concentration and learning."

Feedback from participants on Introduction to NEC3, February 2021

Course content

Learning objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

Assessment format

Participants will complete a 30 minute open book multiple choice assessment at the end of the course.


For details of forthcoming course dates and prices, please contact:

The University of Cumbria Project Academy Office on 01228 616332 or


To book your place, please see below for arrangements if you want to pay by purchase order and invoice or by credit card.



If you have selected a course which is delivered online, please read the technical requirements before booking. If you are unable to undertake a booked course due to not having the required equipment, no refund will be offered.


Inclusions and exclusions


I wish to pay using a company purchase order and require a separate invoice

Please email the following details no less than 4 weeks before the first day of the course:

If you have not conducted business with the University of Cumbria before, please be aware that both of us may have administrative procedures required to set up our respective customer/supplier accounts and the time taken to complete these may impact on the availability of places on your preferred course.


Payment, cancellation and changes


I wish to pay using a company or personal credit card and do not require a separate invoice

Please email the following details no less than 4 weeks before the first day of the course:

On receipt of your booking and confirmation that we can accommodate you, we will send a link to take your payment.


Payment, cancellation and changes

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