Accelerated Route to Fellowship - Construction Adjudication

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Course summary
3 days
1,560 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Online courses
Next available date: 06/12/2021 - Online courses

Course description

Accelerated Route to Fellowship - Construction Adjudication

To provide a fast-track route towards Fellowship through the Construction Adjudication Pathway. The Accelerated Route towards Fellowship has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of construction adjudication.  The aim of the programme is to assess whether or not the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of construction adjudication and is capable of writing an reasoned and enforceable Decision.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.

This programme focuses on the process, key documents and procedures in construction adjudication – with the exception of writing a reasoned Decision. It is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as a construction adjudicator.

How is the programme delivered?

This is an assessment programme as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop.

The programme is delivered over a period of three days, with assessment workshops on days one and two.  On day three candidates sit a 4 hour examination.  The programme dates advertised are the dates when candidates will be required to attend the assessment workshops.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Accelerated Route to Fellowship in Adjudication was designed for busy and experienced legally qualified professionals who have a law qualification and substantial knowledge of adjudication. The course is also suitable for those with adjudication practice experience.

The training programme has been devised to take into account, knowledge and experience gained through academic and practical means.

In order to register onto the Accelerated Route to Fellowship, candidates must:

  • have a relevant legal qualification such as a degree or diploma in law or hold a legal practice certificate;
  • have obtained an exemption through a relevant course offered by a CIArb Recognised Course Provider or a course offered by a CIArb Branch;
  • have substantial knowledge of construction adjudication.

English Language Competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English.  Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Identify and explain in depth all the key elements of the construction adjudication process;
  • Evaluate and apply the law of construction adjudication appropriately;
  • Demonstrate practical skill in carrying out the tasks required in preparing and progressing adjudication;
  • Demonstrate skill in controlling adjudication, communicating effectively with the parties, applying the relevant rules and adopting appropriate procedures.


  • may be eligible to claim CPD points if the course has contributed to members’ development, and evidence of participation is provided, it may count as part of the CPD requirement for CIArb, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board, ACCA, CILEX, ICE and RIBA;
  • be eligible for a Peer Interview for Fellowship.

Training Course Content

  • Standard adjudication provisions/clauses/rules;
  • Terms and conditions of appointment;
  • Defining the dispute;
  • The Notice of Adjudication;
  • Appointing the adjudicator;
  • Conflict of interest;
  • The Referral Notice;
  • Challenges to jurisdiction;
  • Further submissions and timetable;
  • Legal and/or technical advice;
  • Meetings, oral evidence and inspections;
  • Resignation;
  • Costs and offers;
  • The Decision.

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The programme fee is £1600 + VAT.  The fee includes registration on the programme, the first attempt at the assessments, study materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  Candidates are advised to refer to the Fee terms and Conditions which details other fees that may be relevant.

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