Training Services

Causeway offers a comprehensive selection of training services designed to meet the diverse needs of your business.

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Flexible Training Styles for Every Business

Causeway offers comprehensive online training programmes developed by our experienced trainers, who possess in-depth knowledge of Causeway software. Our online learning management system, Causeway Learn, allows you to meet your ongoing CPD requirements conveniently, while also being accessible and flexible.

Our trainer-led options provide personalised and interactive learning experiences. We offer various training styles to suit any company size, including set courses, bespoke sessions tailored to your business practices, and affordable shared classroom-style delivery.

Unleash your potential with Causeway training and gain the skills you need to optimise your use of our software solutions.

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Causeway Learn

Our online learning management system offers a wide selection of training courses for a range of Causeway products, available on demand whenever you need them.

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Trainer-led courses

Harness the power of personalised instruction and interactive learning with our trainer-led sessions, maximising your team's potential and accelerating their skills development.

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Causeway Learn

An online learning management system designed to help meet the dynamic training needs of the modern workforce.

  • Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule
  • Built for the modern workforce
  • Engaging, interactive and easy-to-digest content design to help you learn effectively
  • Accessible from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Revisit any of the content as many times as you like for the life of your subscription
  • Course content is Causeway Certificated, and much of it is also CPD certified
     

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Causeway Estimating

This course is designed to give you a deep understanding of how the functions of the Causeway Estimating system can be used to optimise the estimating process.

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Causeway Donseed

A course designed for use by Donseed System Administration staff, Donseed Project Administration staff, Donseed Tablet administrators & Site Managers.

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Causeway Live Design

This course is designed to teach users how to get the most from Causeway Live Design.


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Causeway Flow

This course is designed to teach you to utilise the key features of Causeway Flow.



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Causeway Line & Sign

This two-module course is designed to teach users how to get the most from Line & Sign.


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Trainer-led Courses

Our experienced trainers will guide your team through interactive sessions, providing personalised instruction and practical insights to ensure optimal learning outcomes.

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The current published schedule for our standard courses is below.

  • Introduction to PDS — Part 1

    Category: PDS

    Location: Online

    Duration: 3 day

    Dates: 6 November, 7 November, 8 November

    This three-day course is designed to provide basic training to enable productive use of our Design Suite software by Engineers and Technicians. By the end of this course you will have a solid foundation and working knowledge of the software.

    Prerequisites: The latest version of Causeway PDS and Flow installed and tested

    Audience: This course is for new users and for those who have not used the software for some time who are looking for grounding in the latest version and techniques. Design Engineers, Technicians and anybody else in your team on the front line of engineering design should attend as well as Project Managers and Team Leaders who would also gain by having a working knowledge of the strengths and capabilities of the Design Suite software.

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  • Introduction to PDS — Part 2

    Category: PDS

    Location: Online

    Duration: 2 day

    Dates: 27 November, 28 November

    This two-day course is designed to expand on the techniques learnt in the Introduction Course Part 1 to help you become more productive and profitable. By the end of this course you will have knowledge of working with advanced techniques and functionality of PDS.

    Prerequisites: Attendees for this course is aimed at those who have attended the Introduction Course Part 1, gained practical use and are now looking to extend their knowledge and learn some of the more advanced aspects. The latest version of Causeway PDS installed and tested

    Audience: Design Engineers, Technicians and anybody else in your team on the front line of engineering design should attend as well as Project Managers and Team Leaders who would also gain by having a working knowledge of the strengths and capabilities of the Design Suite software.

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  • Roundabout Design

    Category: PDS

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    This one-day course is designed to instruct users familiar with ordinary alignment design in the methods of utilising the PDS Suite of Software to design roundabouts. By the end of this course you will have an appreciation of the tools used for more advanced road design.

    Prerequisites: Attendees for this course must have a good working knowledge of the standard alignment design tools contained within the PDS Suite. The latest version of Causeway PDS installed and tested

    Audience: This course is aimed at Design Engineers & Technicians who have attended the Introduction Part 1 and Part 2 courses and are now looking for exposure to the techniques required to design roundabouts.

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  • Drainage Engineering For Beginners

    Category: Flow

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: 13 October, 13 November, 4 December

    This training course is designed for anyone new to storm or foul water drainage design and analysis in the UK. It is also enormously useful for engineers who wish to update their knowledge, further their understanding of the most up-to-date industry best practices and evade common pitfalls. The course will cover the latest requirements from legislations, regulations, standards and guidance to design a drainage network. We will then use Causeway’s drainage design software, Flow, to design an optimal and cost effective drainage system whilst satisfying the latest requirements. A series of exercises based around real world examples will be used to familiarise new ideas throughout the course.

    Prerequisites:
    - No applied knowledge of Flow or Fundamental understanding of drainage design is required.
    - The latest version of Causeway Flow installed and tested.
    - Supplied data files installed and supplied notes printed.

    Audience: This course will be hugely beneficial to drainage engineers and technicians from engineering consultancies, civil engineering firms, housing developers, highway engineers and approving authorities involved in the UK drainage design market. Trainees will gain a real-world working knowledge in drainage design and will get the opportunity to update their knowledge in the latest requirements and techniques.

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  • Fundamental Drainage Design

    Category: Flow

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: 18 October, 5 December

    This one-day course is designed to introduce the core requirements of drainage design and enable trainees to produce a complete drainage network using Causeway Flow. This course will provide all necessary knowledge on the design, scheduling and analysis of a drainage network prepared for approval using the Flow software.

    Prerequisites: The latest version of Causeway Flow installed and tested

    Audience: This course is for new users of Causeway Flow. Drainage Design Engineers from engineering consultancies, civil engineering firms, housing developers, highway engineers and approving authorities involved in the UK drainage design market will gain a basic knowledge of drainage design and achieve a working knowledge of the Flow drainage design software.

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  • Advanced Drainage Design

    Category: Flow

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: 20 October, 15 November, 6 December

    This one-day course will take place over a 2-hour session in the morning and afternoon. It provides all the essential expertise required to achieve an optimal and compliant drainage design.

    Prerequisites: A good applied knowledge of Flow is required or attendance of the Design Fundamental course. The latest version of Flow installed and tested (including ‘Flow+’ and ‘Sketch’ modules)

    Audience: The course is designed to empower engineers to deliver an optimal, cost effective and compliant design by providing a good practical knowledge of advanced drainage design using Flow. It will explore how to significantly simplify the iterative design cycle, reduce errors, save time, increasing productivity and profitability.

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  • Graphical Drainage Design

    Category: Flow

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: 30 October, 17 November, 7 December

    This course is designed for engineers who are looking to learn how to deploy SmartTools to effectively and successfully tackle more challenging graphical design problems and attain smooth drawing productions. Providing a good practical knowledge of advanced graphical drainage design, we will explore how to significantly simplify the iterative design cycle, reducing errors, saving time, increasing productivity and profitability.

    Prerequisites:
    - Applied knowledge of Flow or attendance of the Design Fundamental course is required.
    - The latest version of Causeway Flow installed and tested (including ‘Flow+’ and ‘SmartTools’ modules).
    - Supplied data files installed and supplied notes printed.

    Audience: This course provides all the essential expertise required to achieve graphically designed optimal and compliant drainage design. Drainage design engineers from engineering consultancies, civil engineering firms, housing developers, highway engineers, and approving authorities involved in the UK drainage design market will gain a comprehensive knowledge in graphical drainage design and achieve a working knowledge of the strengths and capabilities of the SmartTools graphical drainage design software.

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  • Auditing Drainage Design Submissions

    Category: Flow

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: 29 September, 8 December

    This course provides all the essential expertise required to audit any drainage network or achieve a compliant drainage design. We will look at how to audit any drainage network for compliance with UK Specific requirements such as: DCG, local standards, SfA, the Interim Code of Practice for SuDS, the SuDS manual C753, Climate Change and Exceedance. The course will provide a good practical knowledge of both traditional drainage and a SuDS design approach whilst looking at how to evaluate the impact of new developments on existing catchments. As part of the audit we will explore pre-development runoff calculations, Storage estimation, SuDS feasibility assessment & outline design, hydraulic analysis against extreme events and a series of 17 automated tests ranging from manhole energy losses to discharge volume.

    Prerequisites:
    - No previous knowledge of Flow is required.
    - The latest version of Causeway Flow installed and tested.
    - Supplied data files installed and supplied notes printed.

    Audience: This course is designed for Approving Authorities in the UK who want to effectively deploy Causeway Flow to carry out checking and auditing for compliance of both traditional drainage and SuDS networks submissions.

    It is also useful for engineering consultants, civil engineers and developers who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the checking and auditing process of drainage networks whilst achieving achieve an optimal and value engineered design.

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  • Sustainable Drainage Design

    Category: Flow

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: 20 November

    This one-day course introduces the core requirements for modelling sustainable drainage systems based on Schedule 3, using Causeway Flow. More details to follow as the specific implementation plan becomes clearer.

     

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  • Introduction to Estimating

    Category: Estimating

    Location: Online

    Duration: 2 day

    Dates:

    This two-day course is designed to provide basic training to enable productive use of Causeway Estimating. The course covers the basic understanding of computerised estimating together with an outline of the various data required to assist in the estimating process. Users will also learn how to build up estimates from first principles, using labour, plant, materials etc and will learn how to incorporate subcontractor and supplier rates. By the end of this course you will be able to produce estimates using Causeway Estimating and will be able to manage the costs to maximise your profit.

    Prerequisites: You should have estimating experience and a basic understanding of computers but not necessarily any experience of computerised estimating systems.

    Audience: Estimators, Surveyors, Commercial Managers plus clerical staff who assist in the preparation of Estimates.

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  • Estimating Refresher

    Category: Estimating

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    A one day course designed to refresh the use of the software together with examples of some of the more advanced features available. Time is also allowed for attendees to seek guidance on particular issues they may have encountered when using the software.

    Prerequisites: Causeway Estimating experience and a basic understanding of computers.

    This course is not for new users but is mainly aimed at those who have been using the software for a while and wish to see examples of using some the obvious and not so obvious functions.

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  • e-Tender

    Category: Estimating

    Location: Online

    Duration: ½ day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    This half-day course is designed to provide basic training to enable productive use of eTender. The course covers the basics of the system and how it interreacts with Causeway Estimating and suppliers.

    Prerequisites: You should have estimating experience and a basic understanding of computers but not necessarily any experience of computerised estimating systems.

    Audience: Anyone who wants to use eTender as an estimator, either using Causeway Estimating or direct entry in eTender, or as a supplier who needs to respond to enquiries sent through eTender.

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  • Cost Planning

    Category: CATO

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    This one-day course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to CATO Cost Planning, including core functionality in the Project Executive. The module can be used to create cost plans using information from Industry standard or bespoke Elemental Libraries or from previous jobs, in part or whole, thereby saving valuable time. Items can also be linked to external Excel spreadsheets. Costs can be estimated in summary format initially and later built up from first principles if required. Users are able to track any changes that occur in the estimate and compare revisions of cost plans side-by-side. The Causeway Cost Planning report writer can be used to generate a range of fully editable report types from comparison reports to audit trail reports and also be used to export to PDF and Excel. From a zero-knowledge starting point, the course objective is to provide a clear understanding of the software and its powerful functions. The training will also include the link to Causeway’s CAD measurement program ‘BIMMeasure’

    Prerequisites: None.

    Audience: Quantity Surveyors, Contractors, Estimators

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  • Introduction to CAD/BIMMeasure

    Category: CATO

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    This one-day course is designed to provide basic training to enable productive use of CADMeasure. The course will introduce the basics of the CAD environment and how detailed accurate measurements can be achieved. Also, how this data can be manipulated to suit cost plans, estimates, or bills. By the end of this course you will be able to use CADMeasure to aid in your taking off from most standard drawing formats including AutoCAD Dwg and PDF. You will also be able to export measurement data to other Causeway products such as Estimating, Cost Planning and Take Off & Bills and also third party applications such as Excel.

    Prerequisites: None

    Audience: Quantity Surveyors, Contractors, Engineers, Architects or anybody intending to measure from CAD based drawings.

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  • Take Off & Bills

    Category: CATO

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    This one-day course is designed to provide basic training to enable productive use of Take Off & Bills by Quantity Surveyors. By the end of this course delegates will obtain all the knowledge required to use the software and produce a Bill of Quantities, which can be sent to a contractor in a variety of formats for pricing. In addition to this, the course covers how software can be used to analyse this priced information and produce a priced Bill of Quantities.

    Prerequisites: None

    Audience: Quantity Surveyors, Contractors, Technicians and anybody else that is involved with measurement and BQ/Tender Documentation preparation.

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  • Donseed – Device Training

    Category: Donseed

    Location: Online

    Duration: ½ day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    The device training session would allow certain job roles to gain a high-level knowledge of what data can be obtained from Workplace. Its focus will be around high-level device activity and data retrieval through summary screens, alerts and reports.

    Prerequisites: None

    Audience: Typical candidates for this lite session could be Supervisors, Contracts, Project and Site Managers

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  • Donseed – Lite Introduction to Workplace

    Category: Donseed

    Location: Online

    Duration: ½ day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    The lite training session will cover user who want to use the Workplace system to collate Time and Attendance and Health and Safety only.

    There will be a full tablet training session at the beginning of the course explaining how the device works and how to enrol operatives ready to collect their time and attendance data.

    The portal session will cover how to get the system set up and running on a day to day basis, covering Project, Contractors, Individuals inc Working Shift Patterns and Reports Manager.

    Prerequisites: None.

    Audience: Typical candidates for this lite session could be Site Managers, System Admins

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  • Donseed – Core Introduction to Workplace

    Category: Donseed

    Location: Online

    Duration: 1 day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    This course will provide a new customer/team member an introduction to the Workplace platform. The device session will include a hands-on training showing how to interact for purposes of signing in and out.

    The portal session will be a basic introduction to key elements that will need to be completed for the operatives to be able to sign in and out on a device. It is very much focussed on making sure the system is set up correctly.

    Prerequisites: None.

    Audience: This course is aimed at new users to the Workplace system. Ideal candidates to attend the session that focuses on a device would be, Site Managers, Contacts Managers and System Administrator.

    Candidates for the portal session should include the System Admin, Quantity Surveyors and Contract Managers

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  • Donseed – Introduction to OLI – Online Induction

    Category: Donseed

    Location: Online

    Duration: ½ day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    The introduction to OLI course will be aimed at Workplace Portal Users that want to learn how to create an online induction that can be sent out to operatives prior the arrive onsite. We will also spend some time looking at the portal the operative will use to complete the induction and what you as a Workplace User can retrieve.

    Prerequisites: Projects and Individuals

    Audience: This course is aimed at users of the portal that deal with the onboarding of new operatives and system administrators

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  • Donseed – Advanced Introduction to Workplace

    Category: Donseed

    Location: Online

    Duration: 2 day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    The advanced training session will be delivered in conjunction with the core training session and will have a more in depth look at certain modules as well as focussing on how to add process to your organisation whilst using Workplace.

    This two-day course is split into two distinct sessions. The first session focuses on the portal and will introduce trainees to the Causeway Donseed Workplace platform. By the end of this session, trainees will have knowledge of working within the portal, including how to create projects, run timesheet log reports, set-up working shift patterns and perform payroll management.

    It will cover advanced elements such as introducing workflows, adjudicating time logs, extra payments and absences, advanced reporting, and permission levels.

    The second session provides trainees with a hands-on overview of a Causeway Donseed device (either tablet, clock face or app). By the end of this session trainees will have knowledge of how to sign-in/out, enrol new operatives and run roll calls.

    Prerequisites: None.

    Audience: This course is aimed at new users to the Causeway Donseed Workplace platform. Candidates for the portal session should include the System Administrator, members of the payroll team and HR Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Contracts Managers. Candidates for the device session should include Site Managers, Contracts Managers, and the System Administrator.

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  • Donseed – Timesheet Adjudication

    Category: Donseed

    Location: Online

    Duration: ½ day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    The Timesheet Adjudication course will focus specifically on elements of the system that can help the user collate data ready for payroll.

    We will take a look at how the Working Shift Patterns can help add special payments to an operative time log. It will cover any paid or unpaid absences that need to be applied to the operative and finally give each operative a gross up to pay figure.

    Finally we look at how applying Approval Workflows can aid the process of payroll and make certain roles responsible for sign off for payment

    Prerequisites: Projects, Contractors and Individuals

    Audience: This course is aimed at users of the portal that deal with payroll at a high-level perspective and system administrators

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  • Donseed – Working Shifts

    Category: Donseed

    Location: Online

    Duration: ½ day

    Dates: Email for Upcoming Courses

    This course specifically concentrates on working shift patterns, how to create a pattern. What shift option default are and how they can be applied to a pattern. Finally, we will show where this patterns can be applied and the best reports to see the results of using good working shift patterns.

    Prerequisites: Projects, Contractors, and Individuals

    Audience: The best people to attend this course are system administrators and anyone who deals with what shifts are worked onsite say a Contracts Manager and possible people who deal with paying operatives.

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Expanding Your Training Options

Unleash Your Learning Potential

If you cannot find the specific course you are looking for in our current schedule, don't worry. Our listed courses represent only a fraction of what we offer. Please reach out to us for more information, and we will gladly assist you in finding the training you need to meet your goals.

Seamless Online Learning

For online training, we primarily use GoToMeeting; however, we are flexible and can accommodate alternative platforms based on your specific requirements.

To make the most of our courses, it is essential to have the latest software version installed on your desktop, laptop, or machine. Our dedicated training team will gladly assist you in setting this up before the course to ensure a seamless learning experience.