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

This project management course aims to help you learn 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 Manchester location.

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£299
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This course at a glance

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

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 Manchester, you can easily travel to the course too.

Who is this for?

Our delegates come from all walks of life and work in industries as diverse as media, events, marketing, charities, education, IT, health, banking, government, the military and from 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 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 Manchester 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

Reviews

Average rating of 5 based on 1 user reviews.

Picked up valuable tips

Course was pitched at the right level for a beginner. I have picked up valuable tips to manage projects I am currently involved with, and it will be useful when starting projects from scratch.


29 Jul 2016

Trainers

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.

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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