Project Management Course

Duration :1 DayCost: £295
Venues :Manchester & Leeds

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Project Management Fundamentals Training Course

During this one day Introduction to Project Management training course you will learn the theory and practical skills to enhance your performance as a Project Manager and ensure the success of your projects.

Project Management Course Introduction

Many managers and team leaders have developed naturally into the positions that require project management skills with little guidance or formal training.

This can result in sub-optimal project performance, and stress for the member of staff and stakeholders.

People attending this one day Project Management Fundamentals course will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the key skills and techniques required to set Project Strategy and drive Project Performance.

Our Fundamentals of Project Management Course is for anybody who has not previously had formal training in Project Management, and also Project Managers who want to to learn skills and tools to put the theories into practice in real projects.

Project Management Fundamentals Course Objectives

Using the tools and techniques you acquire throughout the day you will

  • Become familiar with Project Management terminology, and the responsibilities of a Project Manager
  • Develop an appreciation of how to set the project strategy, including the degree of front-loading of activities ahead of project milestones
  • Understand the need for active decisions on time, cost, quality and scope.
  • Understand project management principles of work breakdown structure, scheduling, forecasting and critical path
  • Gain confidence to use standard Project Management software to create a Gantt chart
  • Develop a risk management plan, and understand principles of how to use this to reduce project risks
  • Practice setting targets that drive project delivery
  • Learn tools to track project progress
  • Learn the importance of managing stakeholders, and explore alternative communication approaches

A full course outline can be found at the bottom of this page

Who should attend our Project Management Training?

Anyone who manages projects, or aspects of projects, who has not yet received project management training, or would appreciate ‘refresher’ training.

Anyone who wishes to become a Project Manager

Anyone who has attended formal Project Management training (including formal qualifications) who would like to learn skills and tools to put the theories into practice in real projects.

Why choose M Training's Project Management course?

The training course will be highly interactive, using a combination of real project examples from the trainer’s own experience and interactive exercises for delegates to gain confidence to apply the skills, using examples from their own projects if they wish.

The course emphasises practical approaches to implement Project Management principles to address real project challenges and deliver successful projects.

The small class sizes of 6 or less allow you to have personalised training throughout the course.

  • 6 No more than 6 delegates
  • 5 star rated courses
  • Practice led learning
  • 3 month online support
  • Lunch & refreshments provided

Select from the tabs below to find out more:

Click on the location tabs to see the available dates for our public Project Management Courses for each city.

40% Funding Available for Companies in the Leeds City Regions / West Yorkshire

We have been awarded ESF funding via the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges for this Project Management course.

This will allow eligible organisations / businesses who are based in the areas shown below to claim of up to 40% of the course fees.

To qualify you organisation / business must:

1/ Be based within the Leeds City Region. This includes the following districts Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield & York.

2/ Have a turnover of less than £45 million (and have a balance sheet of less than £40 million)

3/ Employ less than 250 full time staff.

Please see our WYCC Funding page for full qualification criteria and further details on the European Social Fund (ESF) funding or please email us -

More Course Information

Timings: Please arrive at 9:20am for the Project Management Fundamentals course to start at 9:30am. It will finish around 4:30pm with 45 mins for lunch included.

Payment: Once booked an invoice will be sent which can be paid by Credit Card, via Bank Transfer or Cheque

Private Project Management Training

One-to-one and private group project management courses are available from £690 + VAT.

40% ESF funding is available for M Training's project management course for eligible businesses in the Leeds City Region - Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield & York districts.

A private course is ideal if you cannot make one of the set Project Management Fundamentals course dates or if you want a different course outline/focus.

We are happy to run private Project Management courses at your offices anywhere in the UK, at our Manchester office or at a venue to suit you.

To enquire about a private project management course please email or call 0161 226 6032 to discuss your requirements.

Private Project Management Training Enquiry

Project Management Fundamentals Course outline

  • Constraints of Project Management

    Triple constraint: choosing the right balance of time, cost and quality

  • Work Breakdown Structure

    How to breakdown your projects for more effective management

  • Gantt Charts

    Step by step instructions to create a Gantt chart

  • Estimating Project Schedules and Costs

    Techniques and tools to help estimate projects schedules and costs

  • Critical Path Analysis

    Understanding the critical path and the critical path method in project management.

  • Front Loading / Back Loading

    When and how you should use front-loading and back-loading in project management

  • Risk Management

    How to anticipate risks and techniques to keep your project on track

  • Meetings

    How to plan ahead for effective meetings that drive delivery

  • Tracking Progress

    Methods and tools for tracking the progress of your project

  • Project Communications

    Tailoring communications to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders


Our Manchester Venue:

All our Project Management Manchester courses are run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at our head office:

Greenheys Business Centre
Manchester Science Park
Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ

Public Transport/Parking:

Free visitor parking is available at car park at the front of Greenheys building.

Manchester Oxford Road Train Station - 15 min walk

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station - 30 min walk


Please let us know in advance if you have any mobility issues and will need any assistance. Disabled parking is provided.

More Information about our Manchester training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Manchester Training Page


Our Leeds Venue:

Our public Project Management Leeds courses are usually ran 9.30am to 4.30pm at:

Leeds Marriott Hotel
4 Trevelyan Square,
Boar Lane

Public Transport /Parking:

The closest public car park is Trinity Car Park (2 min walk). 

The venue is also only a 5 minute walk from Leeds Train Station.

More Information about our Leeds training courses, along with a map, can be found on our Leeds Training page

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Head Office: Unit 40, Greenheys, Manchester Science Park, Pencroft Way, Manchester, M15 6JJ
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