Learning & Development
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Learning & Development Department is the leading provider of training programmes for the construction industry in Ireland. All training courses have been devised to meet specific and evolving needs of the Irish construction sector, and are informed by those working on the front line of the construction industry.
The Department provides a wide range of top quality programmes, with expert lecturers sourced from relevant fields within the construction industry. As a result, its construction training programmes are highly regarded, both in Ireland and internationally. CIF training courses are practical, allowing them to be easily transferred to real world scenarios on site.
Essential Training Programmes
Core Safety and Building Regulations programmes are established as the highest standard in the industry and have been delivered to construction clients – both public and private – as well as main contractors and sub-contractors.
These programmes are designed to impact on those attending and highlight what key changes need to be made within their working day to improve safety and building regulations compliance on site.
eLearning & Live Classrooms
In January 2017, eLearning became the latest learning platform by which the Learning and Development Department is delivering course modules.
With more to follow, initial eLearning construction programmes include:
- Core Safety Management Renewal Programme
- Contracts & Legislation 2016/17
- Building Control & Amendment Regulations (BCAR)
- Building Regulations modules
- CIF Standardised Site Induction
- IR/HR modules are also planned for the second half of 2017
In 2017, the Learning and Development Department launched its “Live Classroom” Project, which is initially offering the CIF IOSH Managing Safety in Construction Training. Live Classrooms use Internet technology to provide live, interactive lessons between an instructor and students, allowing active discussions, with simultaneous document viewing.
CIF training programmes are the named programmes within the Department of Finance Pre Qualification documents for construction tenders. All CIF courses provide accreditation, a key factor for construction companies, which has become essential throughout Irish industry and abroad. CIF construction training courses are accredited to bodies such as Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Programmes delivered locally
All programme are offered regionally and are supported by the Regional Directors and their staff.
Learning Programmes include:
- Directors’ Briefings
- Safety & Health
- Building Regulations
- Construction Management
- Tendering & Contractual
- Industrial Relations
- Lean Construction
- Project Management
Working to CIF member budgets
The Learning & Development Department provides support to CIF members in getting the best overall deal for their budget in all areas of training.
CIF courses are industry-specific and address skills and competencies not covered by either apprentice training or by third level certificate, diploma or degree courses.
Programmes are delivered by national and international training and development specialists, ensuring recognition amongst employers, client bodies and legislation/regulatory agencies.
2017 training courses include:
- CIF IOSH Managing Safety in Construction
- CIF IOSH Project Supervisor Designer Process
- CIF/QQI Level 6 Project Supervisor Construction Stage
- CIF/QQI Level 6 Building Regulations
- CIF Site Supervisor Safety Programme
- CIF Core Safety Management Programme
- CIF Management & Inspection of Scaffolding
- CIF/Heritage Conservation Theory for Heritage Contracting
- CIF Temporary Works Awareness programme
To learn more about listed or additional Learning Programmes, please contact a member of the Learning & Development team ciftraining.ie