APS Accredited 3 Day Course in “The Management of Pre-Construction Health and Safety (2015)”


This 3 day course, which is accredited by the APS and assessed by RIBA, is aimed at all CDM 2015 duty holders and those involved in construction planning, design and management. It has been developed to guide you through the regulatory requirements and practical implementation of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015.


The course has been designed to advise Clients, Principal Designers, Designers, Principal Contractors and contractors on how they can ensure compliance with CDM 2015. It focuses on the duty holder roles for application of the regulations to construction projects in the Pre-Construction Phase. It is also aimed at CDM Advisors, Project Managers, Facilities Managers and any other construction professionals that have a duty to comply with CDM 2015.


The course covers the implications for all duty holders to discharge their duties and includes the historical background for changes. It considers the expectations of the HSE in what they hope to achieve and provides detailed analysis for applying CDM 2015 referencing the HSE’s accompanying L-Series Guidance and the associated HSE-CITB industry guidance documents. You will have an insight into the intentions and implications of CDM 2015 for duty holders in the Pre-Construction Phase and the detailed requirements for discharging health and safety coordination duties.


Course Fee:  £795.00 + VAT.  The cost includes Butler and Young Training course material, certification, coffee and tea at breaks and lunch.


Dates for 2017 coming soon at various locations around the UK.  For more information, email marian.allcott@byl.co.uk or telephone the training office on 02380 580035.



APS Accredited One Day “Introduction to the Principal Designer Role”



This one day course, prepared by Butler and Young Training, is exactly as the title suggests, an introduction to the PD role.  It has been designed to explain what the Principal Designer must and should do and is aimed at those taking on the Principal Designer role whilst employing a CDM Advisor to assist them to discharge their duties.


It is based on material from our APS Accredited Course in “The Management of Pre-Construction Health & Safety” which has also been assessed by RIBA. This course aims to provide knowledge of the functions of a Principal Designer for medium and large projects and also for those designers taking on the Principal Designer role for smaller, less complicated, projects. It does not go into the detail of the Management of Pre-Construction Health & Safety course but will provide an insight into the duty holder requirements for compliance with CDM 2015.


For those who wish to join the APS, an individual who successfully completes an “Introduction to Principal Designer Role” course may claim points as allocated in the Qualifications and Experience table towards membership of APS. A copy of the certificate must be included with an application.


The introduction course content will include:


  • Introduction and Legislation
  • The Regulations – CDM 2015 and Duties
  • Risk Assessment, Health and Safety Compliance and Design Risk Management


We currently have the following courses scheduled:

  • 22 March 2017          Birmingham
  • 5 April 2017               Glasgow
  • 10 May 2017              London Central
  • 20 June 2017              Newcastle
  • 4 July 2017                  Exeter
  • 2 August 2017            London Gatwick
  • 12 September 2017  Peterborough
  • 4 October 2017          Manchester
  • 22 November 2017   Bristol
  • 6 December 2017      London Central


The cost of the 1 day course “Introduction to the Principal Designer Role” is £295.00  + VAT.

One Day Introduction to the Principal Designer Role course Booking Form

For more information, email marian.allcott@byl.co.uk or telephone the training office on 02380 580035.