CILEx Law School has been contracted by Highways England to deliver a bespoke Property Foundation course for staff working within their Major Projects Directorate. The programme is designed to increase the skills and capability of the property teams by improving their knowledge and understanding of land law, highway law, statutory orders, compulsory purchase, planning and other related policies and procedures including customer service and health and safety.
35 members of staff located in the company’s offices in Birmingham, Guildford, Exeter, Manchester and Bedford have enrolled on the course this week. It is anticipated that there will be further cohorts.
The 18-month programme will be a blend of face-to-face and online learning, using CILEx Law School’s specialist distance learning facilities and methods.
Kevin Davies, Head of Property and Compensation for Highways England, said: “This project will increase the skills, knowledge and professionalism of our property staff to help us deliver the Road Investment Strategy for the overall benefit of Highways England and their customers. It also includes bespoke modules on health and safety and customer service, two imperatives for the company”.
Noel Inge, Managing Director of CILEx Law School, said: “We are delighted that our expertise in delivering legal training by distance learning has been recognised by Highways England and we look forward to delivering this specialist programme to the first cohort of students.”
CILEx Law School has developed and delivered bespoke programmes to a number of Government departments and public sector bodies including the Land Registry, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Department for Work and Pensions, as well as to commercial and charitable organisations.