Project planning essentials for technicians

Get a practical insight into project planning, and go from project initiation to building a project schedule.

This is an approved training course by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Type of Course: Management                                         ⇲  Download Brochure

Course Reference: HOC-010, HFFC-004

RSC members with an active membership number, can receive 20% off this course*.

This workshop is aimed at technicians involved in running small to medium sized projects in the workplace who have had little or no project management training. The workshop will focus on planning as the foundation for successful project management and participants will take away an accessible, flexible and scalable framework for planning projects.

This course has been designed to accommodate various learning styles and to allow participants to learn from group discussions and individual reflection on the current practice. The participants will be encouraged to implement learnt skills in their day to day work practice.

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The aim is to introduce the principles of project planning from initiation through to building a project schedule and provide an opportunity to apply them to a group project.

Objectives of the course include exploring the project:

  1. overview
  2. scope
  3. unknowns
  4. interactions
  5. breakdown
  6. control
  7. schedule

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • recognise when a piece of work would benefit from a structured, planned approach
  • work through the essential elements of a project plan and apply them to a simple fictional project
  • Consider how they might apply the project planning essentials to their own work based projects
  • Online (HOC-010) – Instructor-led event
  • Onsite (HFF4-004) – Face-to-Face (Currently not available due to Covid-19 pandemic)

HEaTED Members:

Online: £235.00
Onsite: £335.00




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Online: £335.00
Onsite: £520.00

1 Day (Around 6 hours)

This activity is subject to minimum group numbers but can be delivered on-site at your
institution at a time and date to suit your team. Please contact us at for more information.

For HEaTED members, we offer 1 free place for every 10 bookings, and 2 for groups of 15 or above.

*Royal Society of Chemistry members must have an active membership with the the Society at the time the course is being delivered. This number must be given in the form when booking onto this course. The discount applies to the HEaTED non-members price only in the course fee section above.