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Project Management training

Project Management is now used in every industry sector. Businesses, and key employees in particular, need to master these skills in order to be able to implement the changes necessary to react to continuing changes in their environment, their market, and of course the needs of their customers.

Yet it is a surprising fact that the overwhelming majority of people involved in the management of projects are not qualified, and a huge number have never had specialised training of any kind.

With Activia, you can check your skill level (see the button on the right) which ensures you book on the correct course.   This facility is also invaluable when putting together training programmes or bespoke courses for numbers of delegates.

You can also build a bespoke Project Management course (click the button on the right) to suit your own or your company project requirements, incorporating the modules which cover the subjects you want to learn.

Who are our courses intended for?

First of all, if you need training on Microsoft Project software, visit our Microsoft Project training page.
And if you need certified training for PRINCE2®, visit our PRINCE2® training page.

Our courses are designed to be invaluable to new or aspiring project managers, or those who have fulfilled the role without having been trained. These people and/or their employers will also not want the workload associated with formal qualifications. (Though our courses are ILM endorsed and certificates can be provided at a small additional cost.)

The courses provide a solid understanding of the concepts, the tools used and the importance of good team management: ideal for acquiring professional skills in the shortest possible time.

Activia's courses for Project Management

Our project management courses are designed to cover the key skills necessary, in the format which suits you:

Setting Up Projects For Success

This introductory course is suitable for prospective project managers. It is also relevant to staff who might have taken on some project management responsibilities as part of their role. These people may be administrators or members of a support team. It will help them to understand key terminology, show them the benefits of a project, and introduce them to tools they'll need to perform effectively within their role.

Tools For Effective Project Execution

Once your staff have attended our introductory course they will need to learn the skills which will help them with implementation of their projects. This course will expose them to three stages of the project lifecycle. Preparing basic schedules, Gantt Charts, Budgets and Risk Management are just some of the areas we cover on the day.

Managing Productive Project Teams

Whilst our other courses focus on the more technical aspect of project management, this one tackles the difficult subject of managing teams. To begin with it looks at how delegates should choose their staff, then shows how to get the most from these relationships so they go on to build a team that's effective and properly rewarded.

Project Management: Fast Track

This course is drawn from the essential elements of the Setting Up For Success and the Tools for Effective Execution courses, and is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the basics of project management within a very short timeframe. Attendees are likely to be people who work in a support role or as an administrator or assistant, but are involved to some degree in a project.

Feedback from delegates on our Project Management courses

Average Review 4.4/5 based on 77 reviews.

"Please thank Graham directly for me, he was an inspirational teacher!"     Julie Davies     Jun 18 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"Excellent trainer, thanks"     Mark Allen     May 19 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Small class sizes work. There was only two of us plus Sue, the trainer. We were all bouncing ideas off each other which worked really well."     Joanne Baker     May 8 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"The lady who trained us - Bernie was very good. She knew lots around the course and I was very impressed with her knowledge. She was full of information and answered all questions on the subject matter. She was open and explained the course thoroughly."     Beckie Kirkland     May 5 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"I would like to take the other project management courses you offer."     Valeria Affannato     Apr 29 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"The presenter, Simon, was very relaxed, approachable and genuinely engaged and interested. He kept the discussions interactive and was able to tailor the course content to our requirements."     Sandra Cooney     Apr 22 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Just really happy with the training, can't emphasise it enough."     Odilia Mabrouk     Mar 31 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Very good training, very useful and Chris was a good instructor that really engaged with us"     James Harris     Mar 17 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"The trainer Chris was very engaging and seemed very enthusiastic regarding the course content and as very good an delivering the content. he had a very natural style."     Lizzie Bucknell     Mar 17 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Course leader was very friendly and engaging. Feedback from other team members after the course, cited that the session was very interactive, with all team members fully engaged and participating - which can be rare in training sessions. Credit to the course leader. "     Kelly Powell     Mar 12 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"I found Graham the trainer very polite and engaging. Please pass on my thanks"     Lucinda Eggleton     Feb 2 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"My trainer for the day, Simon, was fantastic. Very enthusiastic, engaging and fun to be around, the day flew by with never a moment of boredom and everything was still covered in-depth."     Teressa Wright     Jan 9 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Trainer was very good"     Faye Laughton     Jan 7 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Enjoyed course at right pace and relevent"     Sarah Hughes     Dec 15 2014     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"The course presenter was very engaging throughout the day and ensured everyone was comfortable with their progress. Chris was also very approachable"     Sian Burgess     Dec 3 2014     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"The trainer was excellent and she made it fun and informative as well as interactive."     Jayne Brackenborough     Dec 3 2014     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"It was a very good course"     Paul Barnes     Dec 2 2014     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"Would highly recommend the course to work colleagues "     Simon Lambert     Dec 2 2014     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"An informative and interactive course, allowing everyone to have some input. The trainer was extremely approachable and friendly which put me at ease from the start. He answered all my questions and enabled me to see how I could put what I had learnt on the course into action in my workplace."     Claire Crawford     Dec 2 2014     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"The tutor was excellent in her delivery of the course."     Amanda Limbert     Nov 19 2014     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

Project Management Fast Track

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course
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ILM Endorsed Training Course
Note: This exclusive training course has been developed by Activia and endorsed by the ILM – Europe's foremost provider of leadership and management qualifications. The training can be delivered as a stand-alone course, and an ILM award certificate provided at a small additional charge. Alternatively it can count towards an ILM-endorsed award for management training.
Content covered
Course Overview and Learning Objectives
Defining Projects and Project Management
• What is a Project?  • What is Project Management?  • Who Are the Key Players? 
How Can Projects Help Me?
• The Benefits of Projects  • Case Study 
A Projects Life Cycle
• The Four Phases of a Project  • Milestones  • Why do Projects Fail?  • Three Ways to End a Project 
Project Goals
• SMART Goals  • Your Projectís Goals 
Using a Target Chart
Preparing Your Project
What Really Needs to be Done?
• Identifying Tasks  • Identifying Resources 
The Work Breakdown Structure
• About Milestones 
Scheduling and Planning
• Preparing a Basic Schedule  • Float Time  • Scheduling Checklist  • Activity Scheduling  • Planning Tools  • Action Planning Worksheets  • Milestone Charts  • PERT  • Along the Critical Path  • Gantt Charts  • The Network Diagram  • Five Steps to Create a Network Diagram  • The Flow Chart 
Project Risks
• Types of Risks  • Five Steps to Deal With Risks 
Execution Phase
• Maintaining the Rhythm  • The 95% Phenomenon 
Closing Out a Project
A Personal Action Plan

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Project Management: Setting Up For Success

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course
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ILM Endorsed Training Course
Note: This exclusive training course has been developed by Activia and endorsed by the ILM – Europe's foremost provider of leadership and management qualifications. The training can be delivered as a stand-alone course, and an ILM award certificate provided at a small additional charge. Alternatively it can count towards an ILM-endorsed award for management training.
Content covered
Course Overview and Learning Objectives
Defining Projects and Project Management
• What is a Project?  • What is Project Management?  • Who are the Key Players? 
The Role of a Project Manager
• The Role of a Project Manager 
Eight Aspects of a Project
• Eight Aspects of a Project 
How Can Projects Help Me?
• The Benefits of Projects  • Case Study 
A Projectís Life Cycle
• The Four Phases of a Project  • Milestones  • Why do Projects Fail?  • Three Ways to End a Project 
Selling a Project
• Tom Peters  • The Priority Matrix 
Creating a Vision
Project Goals
• SMART Goals  • Your Projectís Goals 
Using a Target Chart
• Using a Target Chart 
Preparing Your Project
• Preparing Your Project 
Laying out the Project
• The SOW  • The Purpose Statement  • The Scope Statement  • The Project Deliverables  • The Goals and Objectives  • SWOT Analysis  • Cost and Schedule Estimates  • List of Stakeholders  • The Chain of Command  • Assumptions and Agreements  • The Communication Plan  • Individual SOW  • Project Planning Worksheet 
A Personal Action Plan

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Project Management: Tools For Effective Execution

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course
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ILM logo
ILM Endorsed Training Course
Note: This exclusive training course has been developed by Activia and endorsed by the ILM – Europe's foremost provider of leadership and management qualifications. The training can be delivered as a stand-alone course, and an ILM award certificate provided at a small additional charge. Alternatively it can count towards an ILM-endorsed award for management training.
Content covered
Course Overview and Learning Objectives
What Really needs to be Done?
• Identifying Tasks  • Identifying Resources 
The Work Breakdown Structure
• Milestones 
Scheduling and Planning
• Preparing a Basic Schedule  • Float Time  • Scheduling Checklist  • Activity Scheduling  • Planning Tools  • Action Planning Worksheets  • Milestone Charts  • PERT  • Along the Critical Path  • Gantt Charts  • The Network Diagram  • Five Steps to Create a Network Diagram  • The Flow Chart 
Budgeting
• Budgeting Basics 
Project Risks
• Types of Risks  • Five Steps to Manage Risk 
Preparing the Final Plan
• Preparing the Final Plan 
Making it Fit
• Schedule and Budget Compression  • Compressing the Schedule  • Compressing the Budget  • Case Study 
The Execution Phase
• The Execution Phase  • Maintaining the Rhythm  • The 95% Phenomenon 
Controlling Changes
• Controlling Changes 
Closing out a Project
• Closing Out A Project  • Lessons Learned 
A Personal Action Plan

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Project Management: Managing Productive Teams

Course Outline

Duration: this is a one-day training course
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ILM Endorsed Training Course
Note: This exclusive training course has been developed by Activia and endorsed by the ILM – Europe's foremost provider of leadership and management qualifications. The training can be delivered as a stand-alone course, and an ILM award certificate provided at a small additional charge. Alternatively it can count towards an ILM-endorsed award for management training.
Content covered
Course Overview and Learning Objectives
Choosing the Project Team
• Choosing the Team  • Project Skills Review  • Four Issues to Address with Project Teams 
Building a Winning Team
• Why is Teamwork Important?  • The Four Stages of Team Development 
Team Meetings
• Team Meetings  • Setting the Tone  • Status Meetings  • Meeting Basics 
Nine Easy Ways to Reward Your Team
• Nine Easy Ways to Reward Your Team 
Developing a Communication Plan
• The Five Components of a Communication Plan  • Case Study 
Communicating with Sponsors and Executives
• Communicating with Sponsors and Executives  • Communication Tips  • Role Play 
Dealing with Problem Team Members
• Dealing with Problem Team Members  • Common Situations  • Group Exercise 

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Project Management Fast Track

On this highly intensive one-day course, delegates will learn about the basic project management techniques and become familiar with common terms and tools to enable them to manage projects more effectively.
Who should attend: Newcomers to project management tools and techniques who requires a basic understanding to aid their further involvement with projects.

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Setting Up Projects For Success

In this comprehensive course, delegates will be introduced to the basics of project management techniques and get to grips with common terms and the most current thinking about projects.
Who should attend: Staff with little or no knowledge of project management tools and techniques who need to gain a basic understanding of project management.

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Tools For Effective Project Execution

This intensive one-day training course builds on the fundamentals taught in our Project Management Introduction course. It takes delegates through the remaining three stages of the project lifecycle: planning, execution, and termination, providing the knowledge required for the technical aspects of managing a project.
Who should attend: This workshop is intended for those who understand the conceptual phase of a project’s life cycle, including setting goals, creating a vision statement, and creating the Statement of Work. They should have attended our Setting Up Projects For Success course or be fully familiar with the subjects it covers.

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Managing Productive Project Teams

This intensive one-day course focuses mainly on the man-management skills associated with the job. It also covers some advanced project management techniques that you can master to help bring your projects to the next level.
Who should attend: Delegates should have a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of project management, including topics such as preparing a statement of work, setting project goals, scheduling, budgeting, managing project risks, and executing a project.

Prices for Project Management training

Please note : all prices exclude VAT.
Scheduled public classes
[The simplest and most cost-effective option for 1, 2 or 3 delegates]
If you book in advance, Early Bird prices start at just £219
•  Project Management Fast Track
 
First delegate: £249
2nd delegate: £209
3rd delegate +: £179 each
•  Setting Up Projects For Success
 
First delegate: £299
2nd delegate: £249
3rd delegate +: £209 each
•  Tools For Effective Project Execution
 
First delegate: £299
2nd delegate: £249
3rd delegate +: £209 each
•  Managing Productive Project Teams
 
First delegate: £299
2nd delegate: £249
3rd delegate +: £209 each
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Training at your offices
[A convenient and very cost-effective option for groups of delegates]
•  Project Management Fast Track
 
First delegate: £529
Extra delegates: £50 each
(Price per day)
•  Setting Up Projects For Success
 
First delegate: £529
Extra delegates: £50 each
(Price per day)
•  Tools For Effective Project Execution
 
First delegate: £529
Extra delegates: £50 each
(Price per day)
•  Managing Productive Project Teams
 
First delegate: £529
Extra delegates: £50 each
(Price per day)
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Scheduled dates for our public classes

Prices vary, and in general, the earlier you book, the lower the price.
Our small class sizes mean that classes are often full, so it's usually best to book as soon as you can.   So don't be disappointed by leaving it too late!

If you see classes at higher prices set to run over the next few days, these are empty classes and if you book, you may be the only delegate attending.

NOTE : prices are per delegate and exclude VAT.

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Project Management Fast Track
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Jul 7, 2015
Slough
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Bristol
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Jul 16, 2015
Nottingham
£249
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Jul 28, 2015
Reading Green Park
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Jul 30, 2015
Leeds
£229
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Jul 30, 2015
Milton Keynes
£229
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Aug 4, 2015
Tower Bridge
£229
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Aug 6, 2015
Bristol
£249
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Aug 6, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£249
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Aug 13, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£229
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Aug 14, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£249
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Aug 20, 2015
Slough
£239
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Aug 20, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£239
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Aug 24, 2015
Nottingham
£239
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Sep 8, 2015
Milton Keynes
£229
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Sep 8, 2015
Leeds
£229
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Sep 10, 2015
Reading Green Park
£229
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Sep 15, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£229
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Sep 17, 2015
Tower Bridge
£229
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Sep 22, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£229
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Sep 24, 2015
Bristol
£219
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Sep 29, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£219
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Sep 29, 2015
Slough
£219
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Setting Up Projects For Success
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Jul 13, 2015
Milton Keynes
 
**Full**
Jul 13, 2015
Leeds
£267
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Jul 15, 2015
Reading Green Park
£299
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Jul 20, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£275
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Jul 27, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£275
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Jul 29, 2015
Bristol
£275
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Aug 3, 2015
Slough
£299
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Aug 3, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£275
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Aug 12, 2015
Nottingham
£299
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Aug 21, 2015
Reading Green Park
£286
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Aug 25, 2015
Milton Keynes
£286
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Aug 26, 2015
Leeds
£286
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Sep 2, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£286
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Sep 2, 2015
Tower Bridge
£286
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Sep 7, 2015
Bristol
£272
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Sep 9, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£272
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Sep 16, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£272
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Sep 16, 2015
Slough
£272
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Sep 21, 2015
Nottingham
£272
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Tools For Effective Project Execution
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Jul 14, 2015
Leeds
 
**Full**
Jul 14, 2015
Milton Keynes
 
**Full**
Jul 16, 2015
Reading Green Park
£275
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Jul 21, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£275
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Jul 23, 2015
Tower Bridge
£275
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Jul 28, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£275
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Jul 29, 2015
Tower Bridge
£275
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Jul 30, 2015
Bristol
£299
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Aug 4, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£299
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Aug 4, 2015
Slough
£299
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Aug 13, 2015
Nottingham
£299
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Aug 24, 2015
Reading Green Park
£263
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Aug 26, 2015
Milton Keynes
£286
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Aug 27, 2015
Leeds
£286
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Sep 3, 2015
Tower Bridge
£286
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Sep 3, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£286
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Sep 8, 2015
Bristol
£272
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Sep 10, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£272
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Sep 17, 2015
Slough
£272
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Sep 17, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£272
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Sep 22, 2015
Nottingham
£272
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Managing Productive Project Teams
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Jul 15, 2015
Milton Keynes
£299
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Jul 15, 2015
Leeds
£299
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Jul 17, 2015
Reading Green Park
£299
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Jul 22, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£275
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Jul 24, 2015
Tower Bridge
£299
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Jul 29, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£275
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Jul 31, 2015
Bristol
£275
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Aug 5, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£299
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Aug 5, 2015
Slough
£299
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Aug 14, 2015
Nottingham
£299
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Aug 25, 2015
Reading Green Park
£286
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Aug 27, 2015
Milton Keynes
£286
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Aug 28, 2015
Leeds
£286
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Sep 4, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£272
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Sep 4, 2015
Tower Bridge
£272
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Sep 9, 2015
Bristol
£272
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Sep 11, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£272
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Sep 18, 2015
Slough
£272
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Sep 18, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£272
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Sep 23, 2015
Nottingham
£272
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We can provide training courses for Project Management at any of our ten centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices – if you have groups of staff, this is a particularly convenient, flexible and cost effective option.

We have been training since 1995 and have continually developed our philosophy of high quality, flexible and cost effective provision of training courses for Project Management.   This means you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give all you need with courses for Project Management.

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