FIDIC online training courses

FIDIC currently provide three online training programmes: the Online training course on Red and Yellow Books - Basic and Advanced course, and the Young Professionals Management Training Programme. Further online training courses and programmes are going to be provided due to an increasing demand from the market.

The online training course on Red and Yellow books offers a complete and comprehensive overview of the two main contracts, and also provides a comfortable learning process, avoiding travel costs and lengthy absences from the workplace. The programme is based on live lectures in combination with case work which is directly related to the lectures. Participants work on real life cases and practice the application of various contract conditions. The case work is run on a chat type platform by presenting and discussing case inputs in writing. Presentations, assessments and discussion of replies take place in an on-line classroom setting.

The programme comprises 9 two-hour sessions over a period of five months. The preparation of case work must be completed between the sessions and replies are discussed at the following classroom session. The first online course started on February 2013. The next course will take place during 2015 (under preparation).

The online Training Course Advanced – Red and Yellow Book: an advanced training programme especially designed for Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Quantity Surveyors, Public Contract Administrators or other professionals involved in construction work and contracts administration.The course programme is based on the following case study: the construction of a hydro-electrical power plant in China, through which participants will practise application of the various contract conditions.

The training programme covers: FIDIC Contract Documents, conflicts and disputes related to Responsibilities of the Main Parties, Management of Projects, Tests on Completion, Financial Procedures, Suspension and Termination and Risk, Liability and Force Majeure.

Admission criteria are: good understanding and speaking level of English, actual practical experience in using the FIDIC contract documents or having successfully attended the Basic FIDIC Module 1 Course.

The first online course started on March 2014. The next course will take place during 2015 (under preparation).

The Young Professionals Management Training Programme is an intensive management training programme based on case studies and discussions of management issues within an international team of participants and mentors. The programme provides international networking and active participation in the annual FIDIC conference meeting key representatives of the world wide consulting industry.
The YPMTP training programme consists of lectures, case work, classroom sessions and 5 days face-to-face sessions prior to the FIDIC Conference. The programme is divided in three main subjects:

- Case 1 Organization and Human Resources Development
- Case 2 Business Development Framework
- Case 3 Business Development Instruments

The programme also includes two lectures on White Book: Client/Consultant Model Services Agreement. For each case FIDIC has appointed a Mentor who will follow the work and comment on your findings. Fluency in written and spoken English is a condition for successful participation.

The three 2015 online courses are under preparation. They will be announced soon.