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NEW! There are 6 new courses available for CCS Mining and Industrial. 
Note: Mining courses begin with M, the construction courses begin with C.

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Candy is a very powerful and extensive set of interrelated construction programs. There have been many significant enhancements to the features and operation of Candy over the past year.
 
We want you to be able to get the maximum benefit from our labours and your monthly rental. So, to this end, we offer short, one- and two-day courses on getting the best results from the software.

These courses will bring new users up to speed and encourage existing users to take advantage of the powerful new features of Candy. New and better ways of using Candy will be encouraged and users will be shown how to be more productive in their work. Users will be encouraged to explore these features outside of their usual domain, so that integration with colleagues becomes easier.

The Core courses are given to candidates from any company and are usually run in our training facilities; the ‘In-house’ courses are arranged with and given to employees of a single company, in which case the course may be run at the company’s premises.

To register for Candy training courses, please complete the online registration form by selecting your country and city on the left. 
 
If you experience problems with the online booking or require more information regarding course availability, please e-mail: training@ccssa.com
 
Please note that course availability may vary depending on the location of the course.
 



Essential core courses                     
Construction Estimating & Valuations
(C201)*
A two-day course suitable for Estimators and Quantity Surveyors new to Candy.

The course concentrates on aspects of the estimating system, including bill creation, worksheets, masters and resources.

The course covers:
 - Importing Bill of Quantities from MS Excel
 - Estimating
 - Pricing using worksheets
 - Subcontract & material adjudication
 - Pricing using masters
 - Mark up
 - Generating reports
 - Valuations 
 
* Knowledge of estimating procedures is required
Forecast Budget & Cash Flow (C301)*
(Integration of Estimating and Planning
A one-day course suitable for Estimators, Planners, Site Engineers, Contract Managers and Quantity Surveyors who are familiar with Candy Estimating and Planning.
The course concentrates on the integration of Estimating and Planning to create forecast budgets and a more detailed cash flow analysis.

The course covers:
- Different methods of linking the bill to the program
- Forecast budget reports for the client & internally 
- Forecast cashflow reports
- Resource histogram reports
- Updating the program to produce
    - Valuation quantities
    - To-date budgets
    - Remaining forecast budgets

* Candidates must have attended the Estimating (C201) or Valuations (C203) and Planning (C202) courses.

Construction Planning & Programming (C202)*
A two-day course suitable for Planners, Site Engineers, Site agents, Contract Managers and Estimators new to Candy.
Detailed instruction will be given to produce a working program. Candidates then continue with planning & controlling the project, and recording the as-built program as well as managing the information from the design team as required by the program. Effective reporting on the project status across all levels of management is also  covered.

The course covers:
 - Bar charts
 - Logic linking of activities
 - Activity types
 - Allocating resources & resource histograms
 -
The information and long lead schedules
 - Progress program updating & update reports

By the course’s end, candidates should be able to produce complete programmes to control a project.

* Knowledge of the principles of planning and bar charts is required.
Contract Allowables & Cost Analysis
(C203)*
A two-day course for Quantity Surveyors, Site Engineers, Site agents, Contract Managers and Commercial Managers.

This course is designed to help the post-tender commercial team use Candy Valuations effectively to generate monthly valuations, price variations, and to manage their contracts "To-date, Remaining and At-completion" Costs & Allowables.

The course covers:
 - Post-tender checks & reviews
 - Value engineering (re-modelling)
 - Cost & Task coding structures
 - Pricing & coding of variation orders
 - Area bills for location control
 - Subcontract Manager for subcontractor control
 - Valuations using actual, claimed & final qty's
 - Generating and customising valuation reports
 - Costs & Allowables


* Knowledge of post-tender procedures is required

Advanced Courses

C401 – Candy Earned Value and Financial Forecasting 

Suitable for Estimators, Planners, Site Engineers, Project managers, Contract Managers and Quantity Surveyors who are familiar with Candy Estimating and Planning.

This is a one day course designed to help any person that needs to prepare earned value management graphs, cost and allowable comparisons, forecasting of cost and allowable to completion. The course will also focus on the linking between the estimate and program and the preparation of forecasting graphs.

The course is suitable for experience users in both Candy Estimating and Candy Planning that want to know how to compile and manage Financial forecasts & Earned value analysis in Candy.

The course covers the basics about Candy Cost & Allowable Forecasting including bill and program linking methods, program and valuation preparation, linking, allowable and cost forecasts, program and valuation synchronisation cost and allowable graphs. 

* Candidates must have attended the (C203) & (C301) courses.


C403 – Candy Advanced Estimating

A two-day course suitable for Experienced Estimators in Candy.

The course will allow Estimators added value to the engineering of their estimates and better/advanced options to manage their estimating time.
 
The course covers specific aspects of the Candy Estimating application, including macro worksheets, global variables and switches, production codes, advanced worksheet functions, pricing of indirects and alternate estimates.
 
The course is structured for those Candy users that have gained a fair amount of experience using Candy Estimating with the pace and level of the course designed under this assumption. . 

* Knowledge & experience of Candy and general estimating procedures is required. Candidates must have attended the (C201) 


Introductory Courses
Bill Preparation (C101)*
A one day course suitable for Estimators and Estimator’s assistants who are involved with entering and importing ASCII files from other packages, as well as compiling bills of quantities using Candy. Overprinting of the client’s bill for tender submission will also be covered.

* South Africa only 
Materials Received (C103)*
A one day course suitable for site clerks involved in capturing delivery notes and other site costs.

Reconciling the materials received to the head office ledger, generating reports for cost and bulk material reconciliation are covered in detail.
 
* South Africa only 
Principles of Planning (C102)*
A one-day course suitable for Planners, Site Engineers, Site Agents, Contract Managers and Estimators.
The course covers definitions, objectives and philosophy of planning and programming, tender and project planning, short–term programmes, precedence networks and practicals. Candidates will learn to draw and calculate a network, plot a bar chart, allocate resources and plot resource histograms. They will also develop a good understanding of the principles upon which Candy Planning is based.

* South Africa only. No computer required for this course

Principles of Estimating (C104)*
A one day course suitable for Estimators, Site Engineers, Site agents, Contract Managers.
The course covers objectives, preparation, planning, analysing, finalising and submission of a tender.

Candidates will learn to do a tender summary, kick-off meeting agenda and draft P & G's. Practically, candidates will calculate basic rates, worksheet calculations and splitting rates into resource groups. They will also develop a good understanding of the principles upon which Candy Estimating is based.

* South Africa only. No computer required for this course 


Specialised in-house training
Quantity Surveyor Workshop (C302)*
A one day course suitable for Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers who submit the Client certificate and generate the monthly cost report.
 
Aspects of checking the original tender, re-modelling, entering accounting codes for cost reconciliation, as well as generating engineering and production information for site control are discussed.
 
* South Africa & Dubai only 
Planning Workshop (C303)*
A one day course suitable for Planners, Site Engineers, Contract Managers who are familiar with the Candy Planning but are not using its full potential.
This course concentrates on controlling the project, managing the information required by the program, integration of the program with the estimate to provide forecasts and reporting on the state of the project. Filtering, recording as-built programs, information schedules, resource histograms, resource optimisation and pricing the program are covered in detail.
 
* South Africa only 


Management courses
Analysis & interpretation (C402)
A half day seminar for executives and managers who require an understanding of the information that can be generated by Candy, but do not necessarily require hands-on training.
 
 

Please Note:
• No Computers are required for courses held at our training center in Centurion, but candidates
are required to bring a laptop or desktop computer with Windows XP, Vista and 7 for courses held in other locations.
• Computer literacy and keyboard proficiency is assumed.
• Some courses can be given in-house. Please call for possible dates and additional travel costs.
• Certain planning courses are presented by CFO Consulting Services cc in conjunction with CCS.




CCS MINING AND INDUSTRIAL

M&I: Essential core courses

M101 - Bill Preparation
A one day course suitable for Estimators and Estimator’s assistants who are involved with compiling Bills of Quantities using Candy, as well as importing Bills of Quantities from other packages. Overprinting of the client’s bill for tender submission will also be covered.


M201 - Candy Estimating & Budgeting for mining
Suitable for Estimators, budget CONTROLLERS, project managers, commercial managers, site ENGINEERS and Quantity Surveyors.

This a two day course that is designed to help any person that needs to estimate or prepare a budget for either a complete project or just to price a variation order. The course focuses on the estimating side of Candy only and is suitable for both new users and experience user that want to know more about the Candy Estimating module.

The course covers all the basics about Candy Estimating and including bill creation, resources, worksheets, local and global variable; pricing, subcontractors, markup, analysis of data, pricing from a master library, addendum merging, productions reports, Indirect costs and an introduction to post tender control and forecasting.


M202 - Candy Planning and Programming for mining
Suitable for Planners, Site Engineers, Site agents, Contract Managers and Estimators.

This is a two day course that will cover the creation of the project/tender program and controlling the project using the approved project plan, recording the as-built program, managing the information from the design teams as required by the program. Effective reporting on the project status across all levels of management.

Program bar charts and linking of activities, activity types and allocating resources. Information and long lead schedules (Procurement program), progress monitoring and update reports. By the course’s end, students should be able to produce complete programs to control a project.


M203 – Candy Budget and Cost Control for mining
Suitable for budget controllers, Quantity Surveyors, Site Engineers, Site agents, project managers, Contract Managers and Commercial Managers.

This is a three day course designed to help the post-tender commercial team use Candy Valuations effectively to generate monthly valuations, price variations and project cost/budget control reports and to produce other essential management reports.

The course covers estimating/budgeting, post-tender checks, value engineering (re-modelling), correct coding structures, pricing and coding of variation orders, area bills for location control, management of subcontractors, valuations with actual, claimed, paid and final quantities generating resources and budget control, including certificates. It also covers the Candy Cost & Allowable module.


M&I: Advanced Courses

M301 – Candy Earned Value and Forecasting for Mining
Suitable for Estimators, Planners, Site Engineers, Project managers, Contract Managers and Quantity Surveyors who are familiar with Candy Estimating and Planning.

This is a two day course designed to help any person that needs to prepare earned value management graphs, cost and allowable comparisons, forecasting of cost and allowable to completion. The course will also focus on the linking between the estimate and program and the preparation of forecasting graphs.

The course is suitable for experience users in both Candy Estimating and Candy Planning that want to know how to use the Cost and Allowable module.

The course covers the basics about Candy Cost & Allowable Forecasting including bill and program linking methods, program and valuation preparation, linking, allowable and cost forecasts, program and valuation synchronisation, cost and allowable graphs and a more detailed cash flow analysis.


M&I: Management seminars

M401 – Executive Overview, Analysis & interpretation
A seminar for executives and managers who require an understanding of the information that can be generated by Candy, but do not necessarily require hands-on training.

 

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