LCS provides high quality training courses in Local Content and In-Country Value.
To date, we have trained over 300 professionals and officials, involved in the planning, delivery and monitoring and oversight of Local Content, including executive and senior managers, contract and procurement professionals, contract holders, sustainability managers, social performance managers, policy makers and regulators.
The 3-day LCS Local Content Master Class is the core training programme, covering the full landscape of Local Content and utilising computer models and hands-on exercises. LCS also offers shorter and customised training, for example to Tender Boards, boards of directors, and to in-house procurement professionals and contract owners.

Local Content Master Class
26th -28th Apr 2017

Local Content Solutions Ltd is fully accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC) as a 'Short Course Provider'. A listing of LCS on the BAC Directory of accredited organisations can be found here:

Course Brochure
April 2017

Application Form
April 2017

Course Handbook
April  2017

3 - Day Master Class Programme
(see details in Brochure)
Day 1 – Local content policy and regulations; corporate local content strategy; stakeholder negotiation; local content trade-offs and optimisation
Day 2 – Role of contracting strategy and procurement procedures in incentivising local content and supplier development
Day 3 – Local content metrics and reporting; design of SME programmes to develop local manufacturing and services; the question of 'Who Pays'?
The programme involves nine detailed hands-on exercises, including:
  • Local Content optimisation modelling,
  • On-line reporting of Local Content in the workforce and supply chains
  • Stakeholder negotiations on Local Content regulation
  • Evaluation of Local Content Plan in ‘live’ tender evaluation
  • Design of SME vendor development program
Exercises are framed by theory and practice, with video case-studies providing context.
Much is also learned from the interaction of the participants, each bringing their own unique experiences in Local Content to the room.
The course is led by Dr Michael Warner, Director of LCS, and former architect of the Local Content standards and procurement processes of a major international oil and gas company; with support from Cyrille Putz, a specialist in community-based procurement and former Sustainable Development Manager for Sodexo.
The course is held at the residential training facility ‘Greenlands’, owned by Henley Business School, University of Reading. The facility is 50 mins from Heathrow airport and London.

The company's experienced trainers offer two types of training programmes: a 3-day open-course and a 2-day customised training package.

  • 3-day residential Master Class on Local Content, for the Oil, Gas and Mining sectors, for Government regulators and public policy makers, international and national extractive companies and associated major contractors and suppliers. (See details below)
  • 2-day confidential training programme for individual clients, covering the same themes as the open programme, but tailored to the client's specific interests and procedures
This three day Master Class imparts skills for effective management of Local Content in the supply chains of oil, gas and mining companies operating in emerging markets.
Led by Dr Michael Warner, architect of the Local Content standards and procurement processes of a major international oil and gas company, with support from specialists and guest speakers, the Master Class provides practical tools, hands-on experience and best practices in the fast-growing discipline of Local Content management.
The core skill sets are brought together in a residential learning environment, enriched by interaction between practitioners from companies, regulators and international contractors.
Contact LCS to book places on the course:

Participants' evaluation of course: 
What has been put together is incredible. Professionally organised and very comprehensive." Local Content and HR Manager, Heerema Marine Contractors, Angola
"Certainly the prime Local Content course in the market. Highly recommended" Local Content Manager, Schlumberger Nigeria & Gulf of Guinea Countries
"The course was beyond my expectations. I thought I was coming for validation, but actually learnt many new insights" Head of Strategy and Policy Development, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board
"Very well prepared and well taught. Very up to date" Supply Chain Advisor, Anadarko, Mozambique Project
"Thank you for the high quality course and for the opportunity to learn in such level of details. You have shared your knowledge and experience in a splendid way" Sustainability Manager, Development and Production Int, Statoil ASA
"Excellent information, a real eye-opener. Good syndicate work and interactive approach" In-Country Value Manager, PDO/Shell, Oman
"One of the best I have been to. Good mix between exercises and classroom." Regional Supply Chain Director, Africa, Newmont Mining, Ghana
"Very dynamic and interactive. Well balanced between theory and real life examples". Local Content and Technology Manager, Shell Brazil Petroleo Ltd
"The course has given me great insight... and covered all the important areas of local content: policy, procurement and metrics". Project Co-ordinator for Local Content, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
"All materials were excellently presented. Good analysis and examples from many different...companies and experiences." Supervisor, Local Content Department, Chevron/TCO, Kazakhstan
"As advertised. A very enjoyable course which fully met expectations" Leader Procurement Practices, Rio Tinto
"Very detailed, beneficial and informative. I learnt a great deal and have highly recommended the course." Local Content Supervisor, Tullow Oil Ghana
"Excellent course, what a wonderful Class, and I really enjoyed the company and the good humour of the presenter". Local Content Strategy Manager Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation
"I learnt a lot from a well designed class that will help me formulate my Company's future strategy". Chairman for Africa, Schlumberger
"A very good and engaging course. Exercises were thoughtfully chosen and it was advantageous to have participants with experiences from around the world". Head of Nigerian Content, Nigeria LNG Ltd
"Very informative, interactive, well-structured and presented. I will recommend to my colleagues". Preferential Procurement Manager, Anglo American, South Africa
"Very good insight into the topic at both the summary and detailed levels. The content was current, and well researched and referenced". West Africa Regional Manager, Protective Coatings - International Paint Ltd
"An excellent and insightful learning experienc". Local Content Advisor, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, United Arab Emirates
"Excellent course. Interesting and very practical." Local Content Coordinator, Shell Development Kashagan, Kazakhstan
"Very good. New, innovative and needed in the industry." Operations Manager, Taleveras Group, Nigeria
"Well organised, good content, excellent materials... created an atmosphere of openess, teamwork and discussion". Project Director, TCO Kazakhstan, DHL Global Forwarding.
"Very technical and interesting, and good global reach". Sustainable DevelopmentCo-ordinator, Total
"Very well delivered. Addressed all the critical areas in Local Content." Director, Community Insights
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