Module 3 - Construction Adjudication, Drafting, Evidence and Decision Writing

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
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3 months
1,100 GBP excl. VAT

Course description

Module 3 - Construction Adjudication - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

This module provides candidates with the knowledge of the main procedural elements of Construction Adjudication to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings.

This course focuses on the process, key documents and procedures in Construction Adjudication, with the exception of writing a reasoned decision. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the practice and procedure of Construction Adjudication generally, whether as a party, party representative or witness. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as a Construction Adjudicator.

Suitability - Who should attend?

In order to register for the course, candidates must:

  • Have successfully completed and passed the CIArb Module 1 Law, Practice and Procedure
  • Have successfully completed and passed the CIArb Module 2 Law of Obligations
  • Been granted an exemption from the CIArb Module 2 Law of Obligations

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 demonstrate sound conceptual, technical and/or practical knowledge of:

  • Recognising and evaluating evidence;
  • The issues that arise from the parties’ submissions;
  • Being able to create structure and deal with all the issues that arise.
  • Deciding matters in dispute logically and in accordance with the law.
  • The skills required to write Decisions correctly.
  • The discursive and operative parts of the Adjudication Decision;
  • Being able to deal with the parties’ costs and interest of a Decision'

On successful completion of this course, candidates:

  • 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;
  • will be awarded a Diploma Certificate
  • May schedule a Peer Interview with CIArb’s Membership department
  • will be eligible to apply for Fellow grade of CIArb, and take advantage of a range of educational and professional benefits.

Training Course Content

  • The Adjudication process in detail.
  • Issues in Adjudication.
  • Core and relevant principles of the law of Evidence.
  • Rules of evidence in Adjudication.
  • Rules of evidence in common and civil law jurisdictions.
  • Legal and substantive requirements.
  • Reasoning and decision making.
  • Structure and form of the decision.
  • Publishing the Decision.


The course fee is £1100 + VAT.  The fee includes registration on the course, study materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  Assessments not included. Candidates are advised to refer to the Fee Sheet which details other fees that may be relevant

Continuing Studies

Module 4 - Construction Adjudication

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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance, management and resolution. CIArb is passionate about promoting a harmonious society and helping people and organisations avoid, manage and resolve conflict through our...

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