A Career Path in Project Management


Today Seamus Collins facilitated a 30 Minute Webinar on a A Career Path in Project Management. 

The following topic were discussed during the webinar.

  1. How do project managers progress their careers in the construction industry?
  2. Why is professional certification important?
  3. What supports are provided to obtain these certifications?
  4. Are academic qualifications available?
  5. I am interested in working at a higher level in the construction industry. What options are there for me?

You May view this webinar via our Youtube Channel below.

CIF Career Path in Project Management Webinar – Thursday August 24th


Webinar Title:

CIF Career Path in Project Management Thursday, August 24th, 12.30HRS – 13.00HRS

Speaker: Seamus Collins, Velopi – A PMI® Authorized Training Partner

 Project management can be a career choice, however for many, Project Management is an area of interest and eventually becomes a chosen career path. Therefore, many project managers are operating without any formal qualifications, or even basic training in the area.

September 2023 Programme Schedule


September 2023 Programme Schedule



Safety Management Programmes

IOSH Safety for Construction Manager Programme [09.30HRS – 16.30HRS]

  • SCMP 4891: September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th  
  • SCMP 4951: September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & October 4th

City & Guilds Project Supervisor for Construction Stage [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • PSCS 4892: September 11th, 18th & 25th

City & Guilds Project Supervisor for Design Process [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • PSDP 4879: September 25th & 26th

City & Guilds Site Supervisor Safety Programme [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • SSSP 4894: September 21st & 22nd
  • SSSP 4947: September 28th & 29th

City & Guilds Appointed Persons Lifting Operation [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • AP 4895: September 12th, 19th & 26th [Course Full]

Lantra Lifting Supervisor / Crane Coordinator [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • LS 4899: September 13th & 20th

City & Guilds Temporary Works Coordinator Programme [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • TWC 5020: September 26th & 27th

CIF Management & Inspection of Scaffolding [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • SI 5037: September 29th

Building Control Programmes

City & Guilds Site Managers A Practical Approach to Building Regulations [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • SMBR 4913: September 19th & 20th

City & Guilds Building Regulations Programme – Part B & Part J; Fire Safety [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • BCC 4862: September 25th & 26th

NZEB – Near Zero Energy Building [09.00HRS – 13.00HRS]

  • NZEB 5003: September 25th

Contracting & Tendering Programmes

Payment Process Under the Construction Contracts Act [09.30HRS – 13.30HRS]

  • PPCC 4932: September 18th

Dealing with Construction Contracts – Contract Formation [09.30HRS – 12.30HRS]

  • DCCCF 5015: September 12th

Dealing with Construction Contracts – Payment [14.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • DCCP 5016: September 12th

Dealing with Construction Contracts – Quality [09.30HRS – 12.30HRS]

  • DCCQ 5017: September 26th

Dealing with Construction Contracts – Programme [14.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • DCCPR 5018: September 26th

Environmental Programmes

City & Guilds Environmental Management for Construction [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • EMC 4985: September 21st & 22nd

Business, Management & Leadership Programmes

CIF Project Management Essentials Programme [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • Proj 5000: September 4th & 5th

CIF Athena Women’s Leadership Programme [09.00HRS – 17.00HRS]

  • AWL 4844: September 12th

Microsoft Programmes

Data Visualisation for Microsoft Excel [09.30HRS – 16.30HRS]

  • MEDV 4905: September 4th

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint [09.30HRS – 16.30HRS]

  • MSPP 4999: September 7th

For all enquiries or course bookings please call Conor Greham on 01 4066031 or email [email protected] .

Dealing with Conflict – The Psychosocial Hazard: A Comprehensive Course on Conflict Management and Resolution


Learn essential skills and strategies to effectively handle conflicts and create a harmonious work environment

Conflict is an inevitable part of human interaction, especially within professional settings. When left unaddressed or mishandled, conflicts can escalate, leading to negative consequences for individuals and organisations alike. To navigate these challenges successfully, it is crucial to possess the right skills and strategies. Introducing “Dealing with Conflict – The Psychosocial Hazard,” a comprehensive course designed to equip Construction Industry professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to better manage conflicts within their environments.

Some of the topics discussed are:

Manage a Project with Confidence & Improve your chances of getting the Required Outcomes


Are you responsible for getting jobs of work done?

In the workplace, have you reached the stage where you are empowered to get things done without supervision? Are you also being asked to carry out assignments where you need the help of others? Are you being asked what is involved? How long will it take? What could go wrong? Who is involved?

If you are working alone, how do you decide which tasks to do first? How sure are you that you can get the assignment complete before the due date? If you are spending money, how do you predict how much you will need?

If you are leading a team on this job, how do you divide up the work? More to the point, how do you keep track of what everyone is up to and prevent them falling over each other? How do you ensure that the boss knows where you are on the job?

NEC3/NEC4 Overview & Introduction to the ECC


The CIF is delighted to be offering training on NEC Forms of Contract, provided by GMH Planning. GMH Planning are recognised industry experts in understanding and administering NEC forms of contract and NEC training, working with clients, contractors, subcontractors, consultants and suppliers across the construction industry.

NEC Forms of Contract are currently being used on some semi-state contracts in Ireland, with more adopting their use all the time as they provide better collaboration, incentivise people to work together to solve problems, and create the space for all parties to focus on constructing the asset. The NEC Forms are designed to balance risk effectively, and can be adapted to suit any project. These forms of contract are widely used internationally and are becoming more common in Ireland, and the CIF has therefore sought to provide its members with training so that they can familiarise themselves with the forms.


NEC3/NEC4 Overview & Introduction to the ECC” will take place online on Tuesday 21st February, introducing attendees to the common philosophies of the NEC family of contracts and focusing in more detail upon the key mechanics and provisions of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC).

Secure a place on the one day programme by calling 01 4066031 or follow below link:

Building Regulations Update


Building Regulations Update

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, has signed new building regulations (S.I. 535 of 2022) that require Electric Vehicle recharging infrastructure to be installed in new homes to enable future installation of EV recharging points.


The regulations apply to:

  • New dwelling houses with a parking space located within the boundary of the dwelling.
  • New multi-unit residential buildings
  • Multi-unit residential buildings undergoing major renovation where the car park is located inside or adjacent to the building, and where renovations include the car park or the electrical infrastructure of the building or car park.


Minister O’Brien has also signed new regulations (S.I. 534 of 2022) to facilitate the roll-out of district heating. The purpose of the regulations is to support more district heating and cooling in residential buildings. The regulations are a partial transposition of Article 15.4 of the Renewable Energy Directive to permit the Building Regulation minimum requirements for renewable energy in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings to be fulfilled through efficient district heating and cooling using a significant share of renewable energy and waste heat and cold.


Technical Guidance Documents L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) 2022 have been published to accompany these new regulations and may be accessed at:

CIF On Site Practical Approach to Management & Inspection of Scaffolding


CIF would like to introduce their new one-day programme titled ” CIF On Site Practical Approach to Management & Inspection of Scaffolding “ This a blended approach to the classroom-based Management & Inspection of Scaffolding Course. Delivered over one day consisting of theory in the morning and a site scaffold inspection in the afternoon.

This course gives companies an opportunity to upskill their on-site staff responsible on how to carry out the inspections/fault finding on scaffolding systems on site.  The course details all the various components, the issues that arise around the safe management of scaffolding and how to handle any problems that may arise.

This course is delivered specifically for companies on their own sites.

Full details HERE

All queries may be directed to Conor Greham on 01 4066031 / [email protected]


Safety Duty holder Questions Answered – Contractors


What is the definition of Contractor?

A Contractor means any employer whose employees carry out construction work and includes both main contractor and sub-contractor. Contractor may also include a self-employed person where such a person supplies materials and labour or labour only.  In addition, a body such as a local authority may also be a contractor, if the construction work is carried out directly by employees of that body.

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