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2024 ACTIVE Cup dates

26 to 28 January

Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield University

4 to 6 March

Carnoustie Golf Hotel, north of Dundee

21 to 23 June

Cranfield School of Management

ACTIVE Cup learning aims and objectives

The ACTIVE Cup is part of the ECITB’s wider project management training programmes aimed at raising skill levels within the engineering construction industry.


The overall learning aims of the competition are to develop:

  • An understanding of management processes in the continuous planning / execution / control cycle of a dynamic project.
  • The implementation of the ACTIVE Principles in the execution of a dynamic project.
  • An understanding of the relationship between cost, schedule and cash flow.
  • An understanding of project risk management and the allocation of commercial risk through appropriate forms of contract.
  • Commercial awareness and skills in negotiation with clients, suppliers and banks.
  • Organisational skills working as a key member of a project team.

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Who is this for?

The competition is aimed at project management practitioners, project team members, engineers and support/service staff such as HR and accounts personnel who interface with and provide services to project teams.

A combined team can comprise delegates from several SMEs if desired. Larger companies may wish to include up to two members from their partner and alliancing companies, supply chain companies or their subcontractors.

Team captains should be project practitioners with some experience in team management.

The remaining team members should have a minimum of one year project exposure and some knowledge of basic project management techniques.

For further information on the ACTIVE Cup or to express interest in the next competition

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