About Us

 quality training & assessment services


QTAS is managed and co-ordinated by Martin Cushnahan, FCIOB, who has a strong track record in the management and delivery of construction training programmes and experience throughout the construction industry over a 30 year period.  Martin was a Senior Training Manager at CITB NI and managed the direct training division TASC.  He is also a past Chair of CIOB in Ireland Northern Centre and is still an active participating member representing CIOB.  Martin has also worked as a construction training consultant in both Nigeria and Rwanda.



QTAS is a Chartered Institute of Building, CIOB, accredited centre to deliver the Chartered Membership Programme (CMP) leading to full chartered status/corporate membership (MCIOB).

QTAS is also an accredited provider through Pearson Edexel for Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management, Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management, Level 6 NVQ Construction Contracting  and Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision, all leading to varying classes of CIOB membership, including chartered status depending on the award undertaken. 

QTAS courses are delivered and assessed by experienced construction professionals.


The Chartered Institute of Building www.ciob.org.uk is at the heart of a management career in construction.

CIOB is the world's largest and most professional body for construction management and leadership with around 47,000 members in over 110 different countries.

CIOB in Ireland has almost 3,000 members and consists of two Hubs - Belfast and Dublin.   The current Chair of the Belfast Hub is Gary Blair. 

CIOB professional qualifications are the mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring assets.

QTAS offer a number of programmes leading to a range of CIOB membership levels.



01:  The Chartered Membership Program in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

02:  NVQs for the Construction Professions.

03:  Short Courses:

       03a: Basic Estimating.

       03b: Intermediate Estimating.

       03c: Planning and Programming

       03d: Temporary Works Operations


Additionally QTAS is able to provide courses specifically tailored to meet your business's needs. This can be done for a wide variety of construction topics including: Health and Safety, Cost Control, Cash Flow, Planning, Estimating and other subjects. To discuss how QTAS can help meet your training needs please contact us: