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CDM for Principal Designers 

Cost, location & dates: From £175
Variable. See In-company course below
Duration: 1 day
Funding: See Grants and funding below
Mandatory entry requirements: See below

This one-day course is suitable for designers and businesses appointed principal designers. 

You will learn about your contractor responsibilities under the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015. 

This course can be booked by employers and take place at or near their place of work. See In-company courses below or link online with the blue button.

Alternatively, you may prefer to use our remote facilities for this course, which means you can take it in your own home or your place of work making sure you can meet the requirements.  Call us on 0344 994 4433 to find out more or book your remote course.

Book this course

Please make sure that you have read and understood the entry requirements (see below) and booking terms and conditions for this course.

Course content

On completing the course you will have an understanding of:

  • The legal position of the contractor and principal contractors
  • The roles of the client, principal designer and designers
  • The requirements for assessment of knowledge, skills, experience and resources
  • The requirement for project documentation.

The course covers:

  • CDM 2015 overview and application
  • Duty holder responsibilities
  • Assisting with preparation of the client brief
  • Assisting with the preparation of pre-construction information
  • Planning, managing and monitoring work during the pre-construction phase
  • The elimination, reduction, and control of risks through design
  • Health and safety file content and requirements.

Teaching and assessment

  • This is a highly interactive course taught through case studies and classroom discussion.

Qualifications you gain

  • CITB National Construction College certificate.

In-company course

This course can be booked by employers to train groups of workers, you can have between 6 and 16 people on a course.

We deliver the course at your work premises or at a venue you choose.

Contact one of our NCC Account Managers for more information or to book a course:


Mandatory entry requirements

  • Good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area
  • You'll need a valid form of ID on the first day of the course, such as a copy of your passport or driving licence. See accepted forms of ID.

By booking a course, you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions.

Grants and funding

Grants are available for eligible employers. For further information please visit our grant pages.

Book this course

Need more information?

Call 0344 994 4433 for more information about this course.

Other CDM courses

We also offer two other CDM courses: CDM for Principal Contractors and ContractorsCDM for Duty Holders and Responsibilities and CDM for clients.

If you have several dutyholder responsibilities, you should choose the most suitable course - you don't need to attend all of them. 

Find out more about the CDM Regulations 2015