Students' post-course perceptions provide insight relative to their understanding and appreciation of a module, including the impact thereof within the context of the wider course content, hence the study 'Construction management students' post course perceptions regarding a CCS Candy course' presented at a South African university. The salient findings include: 'planning - programming' predominates in terms of the extent Candy training contributed to an increase in knowledge; costing and estimating predominate in terms of an enhancement of skills; coordinating predominates in terms of contributing to an improvement in students' understanding and appreciation of the functions of management work, and cost predominates in terms of an improvement in students' understanding and appreciation of the project parameters. Conclusions include that the CCS Candy course had an impact in terms of: an enhancement of both knowledge and skills aligned with the planning function; a better understanding and appreciation of the practice of construction management, and students understand and appreciate the importance and role of the course in terms of greater knowledge development. It is recommended that the 'add-on' certificated CCS Candy course continue to be included and that the research be conducted annually.
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