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A 2 day project management course to help you learn practical project management skills ready to use tomorrow

This project management course provides you with the basic tools and techniques used by project managers today. Packed with tools and techniques you can apply tomorrow, no prior knowledge is needed. Taught by experienced and energetic trainers, this project management training is available in London and is ideal for newbies starting out managing projects for the first time, or experienced project managers who have not had prior project management training.

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Need training for your team?

Well, this course is perfect for in-house delivery. We can provide a quote and arrange for our expert trainer to provide the course at your premises. Our trainer is happy to tailor the course to your requirements, meaning you get the full benefits of the course. Simply contact us by filling in the form or calling 0207 148 5985.

This course at a glance

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Hours: 9:30-16:30
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Pre-course: none
  • Class size: small
  • PMI PDUs awarded: 12

Course details

Learn project management in two days

This 2 day project management course will help you understand the most important project management skills and techniques which will help you deliver a successful project. This course covers more topics than the one-day course and takes the time to explore all topics in sufficient detail to ensure you are able to apply the skills learnt immediately. You will be able to bring your own project management experiences into the classroom and the trainer will ensure your personal learning objectives are met.

This course is ideal if you are starting to manage projects and need to learn the most effective ways of delivering. Many delegates take this course as a preliminary to a PRINCE2 training course. No previous experience of project management is required.

The course will also provide you with an opportunity to discuss the practical problems that are common on many projects. You will leave the class having gained practical experience of applying the key project management techniques.

Who is this for?

Our delegates come from all walks of life and work in all industries and in organizations ranging from 1 to over 100,000 employees. Our courses have helped all these individuals further their careers and skills in project management.

If your career goals differ from the ones listed below, please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on 0207 148 5985. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.

Icon1I am taking on more project work and would like to learn how to manage it

This is the most common goal amongst the students on the 2 day project management course. Perhaps you already work on projects and are noticing that you need some structure, or have landed yourself a new job that requires some knowledge of project management. Maybe you run your own business and need to know how to plan, prioritise and organise your work on a timeline. If any of these sound like you, then the 2 day project management course is perfectly suited to your needs.

I manage a team and would like them to learn project management skills

If you are looking to organise some project management training for your team, you have come to the right place. Quite often we teach groups of students from the same company. Alternatively, you can book our expert trainer to run a 2 day project management course at your premises. You can be sure that after the course, your team will have knowledge of standard terminology and a strong set of skills to start working on projects immediately.

I’m unemployed and would like project management skills for my CV

Employers are always delighted to work with people who can write a project plan and stick to a schedule. It would be an added bonus if your CV stated that you knew how to produce a gantt chart, apply the critical path technique and manage risk. After this course you’ll be able to add new skills to your CV straight away.

I want to change career and work in project management

This course is perfect if you’re a complete beginner and looking to change your career into project management. Your CV will look much more appealing to prospective employers. You might like to practice what you have learnt at your current workplace or on a personal project. Furthermore, you will find that this course provides you with a taster of what it’s like to be a project manager.

Course content

By completing the course:

  • You'll become familiar with common terminology
  • You'll learn how projects are managed and how they relate to business as usual activities
  • You'll learn what a project manager does and why
  • You'll learn the common project management processes and who is responsible
  • You'll gain confidence in knowing what you need to start doing on your projects
  • You'll learn how projects are managed and how they relate to business as usual activities
  • You'll learn what a project manager does and why
  • You'll learn the common project management processes and who is responsible
  • You'll learn to appreciate the importance of adequate planning
  • You'll learn a what business case is and why a project must always have one
  • You'll learn the importance of identifying and managing stakeholders
  • You'll learn to establish vision and direction, to align others to a common purpose
  • You'll learn essential techniques such as configuration management, critical path analysis
  • You'll learn to perform effective scheduling using Gantt charts
  • You'll learn to plan the communications required to keep all stakeholders informed
  • You'll learn the best way to manage change without jeopardizing your project
  • You'll learn some key risk management techniques to help you avoid failure
  • You'll learn how to improve your project management practices in future
  • You'll learn how to use critical path analysis to optimise your timelines and protect your project deadline
  • You'll learn about team dynamics and how to nurture a project team aligned to the project
  • You'll learn about important considerations for project leadership and explore what your team needs from you as a leader
  • You'll learn about different types of influencing powers in organisations and how to harness your ability to influence without authority

What’s included in the price?

  • Instructor led tuition from an experienced project manager and trainer
  • Small focused class in our venue in central London
  • Practical individual and group exercises to help you to apply what you learn
  • A Knowledge Train delegate pack of course notes, case study and exercises
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate of training course attendance


Average rating of 4.7 based on 25 user reviews.

Very good course

Very good course. Trainer's delivery was very good - making the course fell very "real" and highly informative. Examples given by the trainer were extensive and exceptional - making the course very enjoyable and making the course content memorable. Very good trainer, delivery style very relaxed and effective - which usually gets the best out of the delegates.

21 Mar 2016

Would definitely recommend

A very structured and detailed course. Great balance of theory and practical exercises to keep you engaged. Lots of practical tools I can immediately apply to my current role and projects I am working on. Emanuela was engaging and really kept motivation high across the 2 days. I would definitely recommend to other colleagues.

30 Sep 2015

Healthy group discussions

Very well structured. Informative. Relates to real life environment. Healthy group discussions. Tutor explained well. Course was at a good pace.

30 Sep 2015

Brilliantly delivered by Emanuela

Great 2 day intensive course. It has provided me with relevent skills and processes that I feel confident using on my own projects. Structure of the course was well thought out and brilliantly delivered by Emanuela.

29 Sep 2015

The course met all of my objectives.

The course met all of my objectives. It was delivered in a professional, yet interesting way - with lots of examples which was value added. The trainer had good interaction with participants and allowed plenty of time for discussion which I found really useful. He is knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions. I found all the topics relevant and applicable in my work.

25 Mar 2015

Very enjoyable

Very enjoyable, practical applications and case study really helped me to understand the concepts.

25 Mar 2015

It's a brilliant course

It's a brilliant course for understanding the key principles of project management. Really thorough and engaging; the exercises meant we could use our own real life projects when applying the techniques being taught. Our instructor was brilliant and I would definitely recommend her!

24 Sep 2014

Really helpful and accessible

Really helpful and accessible without being too simple or patronising. The opportunity to work on your own projects to help contextualise is great!

24 Sep 2014

Very good

Very good. Trainer had plenty of real-life examples which helped understanding areas of the course. Also used our own job roles in examples which was very useful. Overall, very helpful course.

20 May 2014


Emanuela has over 15 years of experience in project management training, having delivered courses worldwide to people from all sectors and industries.

With a career that took off in South Africa working for Anglo American Corporation, Emanuela’s background in IT risk management and project management means you’ll be taught by an expert.

Her passion and knowledge of the subject is so great that she is also a visiting lecturer at the London School of Business and Finance. Emanuela has also released two books.

Emanuela Giangregorio

"What I like about Knowledge Train is that they keep the class sizes small."

What our students say

"The course was extremely helpful. Loads of good information and many opportunities for asking questions. Trainer was knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely join another course led by this trainer and this provider."
- Sam Butler, Hexagon Housing Association

"It was conducted very well. I liked the interactive aspect of the course. Emanuela is a fantastic coach! "
- Bhavna Saini, NHS

"Very good course. A lot of useful content that is applicable to not just managing projects, but also everyday workplace activities. Well-taught. Engaging and knowledgeable tutor made the course interesting and insightful"
- Jordan Cotton, Malvern Hills District Council