A 1 day project management course packed full of useful tools and techniques ready to use tomorrow

This project management course will teach you the basic techniques used by project managers. Packed with tools and techniques you can apply tomorrow, no prior knowledge is needed. Learn from our experienced and enthusiastic trainers and go away with the confidence to start managing projects. This project management training takes place in our central London location.

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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: 1 day
  • Location: London
  • Hours: 9:30-16:30
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Pre-course: none
  • Class size: small
  • PMI PDUs awarded: 6

This course is also offered in:

Birmingham   Manchester

Course details

Learn how to manage projects in a day

Managing your first project can be a bit daunting, but this 1-day introductory course has been designed by experienced project managers especially for people who are new to project management. If you are looking to take a PRINCE2 course in the near future, this 1-day course is an effective preliminary introduction to project management.

During the course you will gain an understanding of the key concepts, tools and techniques which experienced project managers use to keep control over their projects. Within just one day, you will feel more confident in being able to manage your own projects, and even organise your day-to-day tasks more effectively.

Located in the centre of London, you can easily travel to the course too.

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 1-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 1-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 1-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

You will learn:

  • The key characteristics of all projects
  • Common project management terminology
  • What makes a good project manager
  • How to break a project down into separate phases
  • How to identify objectives which align with business goals
  • How to define the scope
  • How to identify and manage stakeholders
  • How to use Work Breakdown Structures to identify and plan work
  • Effective ways of estimating work
  • Gantt charts and how to schedule work
  • How to apply the critical path technique
  • How to write a project plan
  • How to track progress to keep your project on track
  • Effective reporting
  • Effective change management
  • How to manage risks
  • How to continuously improve your project management practices

What’s included in the price?

  • Tuition from an experienced project manager and trainer
  • Small class size in our convenient London venue
  • Practical exercises to help you to apply what you learn
  • A delegate pack of course notes, case study and exercises
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate of training course attendance available upon request


Average rating of 4.6 based on 118 user reviews.

Good trainer and materials

Barry was very personable and found it very easy to quickly understand what he meant. He made a very large subject disgestible.
Course materials were good, it's great to take information away with you - especially when used in the session as it can act as a prompt when revisiting.

11 Jan 2018

Excellent tutor

Tutor was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the subject matter and very engaging to learn from.
He worked well to cover a lot of ground in a short space of time.
Course materials are very useful and venue was very nice.
Would have been good to be shown some basic skills on the computer for creating our own PM chart but the tutor told us where to find free software so will do this later on.
Otherwise a really good day.

11 Jan 2018

Excellent tutor

Tutor was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the subject matter and very engaging to learn from.
He worked well to cover a lot of ground in a short space of time.
Course materials are very useful and venue was very nice.
Would have been good to be shown some basic skills on the computer for creating our own PM chart but the tutor told us where to find free software so will do this later on.
Otherwise a really good day.

11 Jan 2018

A day well spent

Found the course very useful and have come away with firm tools I can apply at work. Perhaps would have benefited from a slightly longer course to go into more detail. It's been a day well spent. 

11 Jan 2018

Useful and enjoyable

The course provided a good overview of project management principles, although there was perhaps a bit too much content to cover during the time. 
The format of the session was good - interactive and enjoyable to discuss real life issues with both the facilitator and fellow participants. I felt the class size was also good (8 people)

Overall a useful and enjoyable day!

11 Jan 2018

Excellent tutor

The tutor was excellent and covered the course in great detail, I left feeling well prepared. Only wish we had more time!
Well done Barry and thank you for the excellent job.

11 Jan 2018

Good trainer

Good trainer, very interactive, thank you :)

11 Dec 2017

Interactive and well structured

The course was really well structured, it provided exactly what was required and promised. 
There was time for questions, discussions and other interactivity.
I'd like it to have been longer to go into further detail.

11 Dec 2017

Very informative!

Emanuela was very interesting and used amazing methods of interaction. The course really has helped develop my project management skills and I am excieted to use these new skills at my firm!

11 Dec 2017


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

A superb 10-year record of blue chip company project management, leadership and training design gives Alison a wealth of experience to draw from.

A background in business analytics and IT for Cadbury Schweppes, United Biscuits and BASF means Alison has a unique insight into many of the management challenges facing you.

Alison lives in Northwich, Cheshire, with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she tries to keep fit by running and walking, and likes to relax with music or a good comedy and a glass of wine.


Alison Barnes

"I have helped hundreds of students gain project management skills."

What our students say

"I thought the trainer's delivery of the course was excellent. She was inclusive and ensured that everyone was finding it useful and able to relate the learning to their own types of projects."
- Jen Smith, Global Studio

"the tutor provided an interactive session which allowed all the participants to remain engaged; everybody enjoyed the practical/real life experiences and stories by the trainer"
- Jasdeep Rahi

"The trainer was excellent, with a good breadth of knowledge which enabled alignment of theory and practice. "
- Nizam Uddin - University of London

"For an introduction it was really quite detailed and not in an overwhelming way! I was able to mentally apply what I was learning to my own projects. "
- Laura Nortey, Open Society Foundation

"Very informative, good pace and structure, good resources (powerpoint, study pack etc). Liked the idea of switching around teams to work on exercises together. Knowledgeable and good lecturer, used good examples to illustrate the points. Very good introduction."
- Roseanna Cooke, Intertek