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Upskilling: The Compulsory Purchase Professional Development Programme

Equipping professionals with essential knowledge and skills in the compulsory purchase sector.

CPT Events have created a series of 10 training modules, comprising lectures and group discussions, which, when combined, form a route to competency in compulsory purchase law and practice for practitioners and professional advisors. The programme is comprehensive, designed to upskill knowledge in CPO law and practice, offering distance learning for those with limited knowledge of, and involvement in, compulsory purchase work. Completing the programme is an easy benefit for employers and a valuable win for employees.

Event duration: 10 Virtual Seminars, 25 Hours in Total (2.5 hours CPD each seminar). Comfort breaks are included.
Registration from: 11.55. Event starts at: 12.00. Event finishes at: 14.30.

Cost Efficient Booking Options 

  • All Modules - If you are looking to book ALL 10 MODULES, you can do a SINGLE BOOKING and get BEST PRICE - Here
  • Block Bookings - If you are looking to SPLIT PAYMENT IN TWO book the first 5 modules and then book the last 5 modules - Here

*Please note dates albeit confirmed, are still subject to change*

The Mechanics of the Programme:

  • 10 virtual modules across 7 months – approximately one session every 3 weeks; held on Mondays starting at 12.00 for 2.5hrs. Sessions will provide additional reading and self-assessments will be offered that can be used to demonstrate acquired knowledge to line managers. In addition organisational systems can be discussed in these 1-2-1 environments. Participants are urged to attend live and actively participate; sessions will be available on demand should work and other commitments arise.  
  • All sessions work towards an 11th in-person module/workshop comprising case studies and group discussions, led by some of the tutors, followed by a networking session. This workshop will give attendees the opportunity to demonstrate their new skills and further build relationships with peers.
  • There is no formal assessment of what is learnt, in a similar way to the provision of CPD events. Candidates should be motivated towards self-learning. Employers and line managers will be the ultimate assessors of the new skills they have achieved. The true value is in the attendee  acquiring the knowledge and understanding, becoming more valuable and more dependable to line managers. The reward will manifest in the attendee’s career.

Speakers Confirmed So Far - More to Follow...


Module 1: Securing the Powers

Monday 21 October 2024

  • Need for and sources of compulsory purchase powers

Module 2: A Deep Dive into CPOs DCOs and T&WOs

Monday 4 November 2024

  • CPOs, DCOs and T&WOs procedures

Module 3: Blight, Preliminary Access and Referencing

Monday 25 November 2024

  • Land cost estimates, access for preparatory work, blight notices and acquisitions 

Module 4: Exercising Powers

Monday 16 December 2024

  • Notices to treat, GVDs and taking possession

Module 5: Resolving CPO Disputes Through the Courts

Monday 13 January 2025

  • Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) references and limitation periods

Module 6: Assessment of Compensation Part 1

Monday 3 February 2025

  • Compensation: general overview and rules 2 and 3 where land is acquired

Module 7: Assessment of Compensation Part 2

Monday 24 February 2025

  • Scheme rules and planning assumptions

Module 8: Assessment of Compensation Part 3

Monday 17 March 2025

  • Severance and injurious affection. Rules 4 and 5

Module 9: Assessment of Compensation Part 4

Monday 31 March 2025

  • Disturbance and additional payments

Module 10: Assessment of Compensation Part 5

Monday 28 April 2025

  • Compensation where no land acquired