New CPD courses focus on ‘recovery and transformation’ of construction sector

Kirsty Duncan

THE Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has worked to develop a new suite of continuing professional development (CPD) modules centred around digital construction, net zero and retrofitting.

Working with Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST), formerly the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), the CLF revealed it is targeting the new modules at educators.

They can be found on the BE-ST Learning Management System and focus on key areas of the ‘recovery and transformation’ of the construction sector.

They are free to use and include an understanding of digital construction by BE-ST; building a net zero environment with a focus on retrofitting by the Association for Environment Conscious Building; and a course on timber technologies and innovation by Edinburgh Napier University.

Kirsty Duncan, associate impact manager at BE-ST, said, “The construction sector is increasingly seen as a very attractive career option and CPD is an important part of that. These new digital assets and resources will be used by educators to enhance learning provision and will be hosted on our learning management software, requiring only a username and password.

“The courses will be short and to the point and will include case studies, videos and real-life scenarios. They will be free of charge and users will be able to do them at their own pace, coming and going as they choose. Certificates will be awarded on completion.”