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National Construction Industry Council: Excellence in Construction Related Training

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The National Construction Industry Council (NCIC), through the Training and Research Department, continuously offers a variety of construction related training programs in all the regions and districts of Malawi. This is in line with the legal mandate as stipulated in the National Construction Industry Act (Cap. 53:05 of the Laws of Malawi) of 1996. Specifically, in section 11(j), the Act mandates the Council to conduct training within Malawi and coordinate training conducted by others.  This function is one of the major responses to ensuring that the labour market has capacity to be internationally competitive.

The training programs are developed and designed based on the demand from the industry. The needs are identified through annual Training Needs Assessment (TNA). In addition to that, stakeholders identify their special training needs which lead to development of tailor made courses in response to their identified capacity gaps.

Our training adds value to the individuals as well as the firms which they represent. Below are the details of the various programs.


NCIC offers a training programme leading to a certificate in Foremanship level 1 and level 2. These programs run every year at NCIC offices in Lilongwe.


The Council offers special courses requested by client organisations and other stakeholders who, as earlier indicated, identify their on capacity gaps.


The Council offers a number of short courses which mostly take at least 5 days; and below are some of the short courses on offer;

1 Pricing and Tendering Procedures 8 Site Management
2 Construction Contract Management 9 Occupation health and Safety
3 Principles of Construction surveying 10 Electrical installation
4 Supervisory Management 11 Works Planning for labor intensive works
5 Project Management 12 Claims Management
6 Labor intensive construction techniques 13 Environmental management
7 AutoCAD 14 Business Management for construction




NCIC also offers special trainings in conjunction with international institutions. Among such are Arbitration which is offered by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of the United Kingdom and Prince 2 which is offered by Knowledge Academy, also from United Kingdom.


  1. Demand driven
  2. Female participants pay half (50%) of all the fees
  3. Highly subsidized
  4. Qualified and competent facilitators
  5. Accredited by TEVETA
  6. Updated
  7. Tailored towards sustainable construction
  8. Practical based
  9. Relevant
  10. Capacity gap bridging


The Chief Executive Officer

National Construction Industry Council

Private Bag A146


Tel: (265) 1 725 523/529/569

Fax: (265) 1 725 535




Blantyre office contact details:

National Construction Industry Council

Private Bag 477


Tel: (265) 1 875 418/412




Mzuzu office contact details:

National Construction Industry Council

P.O Box 1125


Tel: (265) 1 312 061



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