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Professional Development Programme

The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is available for graduates, or degree students, who want to progress to Chartered membership via a structured and assessed route. The PDP develops and assesses candidates' occupational competence within a framework of support from their employer and a CIOB approved assessor.

Employers benefit in a number of ways from supporting their employees in the PDP. Their graduates will be better qualified and more experienced, with increased job satisfaction and an active, positive attitude towards career management.

It usually takes between two and three years to complete the programme. During that time candidates assemble a portfolio of work to show they meet certain key competencies across 12 units. All the work is submitted online using a system that allows you to track your progress.  Units include: project planning, managing health, and safety and welfare in the workplace.

To register for the PDP you need to have a suitable university degree – which may or may not be accredited by the CIOB and may or may not be in a construction-related profession. You also need to be working in a suitable role, most probably a junior management position. Upon successful completion of the programme you will progress to full Chartered member status (MCIOB).


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