Microsoft Project Training Course

Duration : 1 Day Private CourseCost: From £590
Venues :Online | Manchester | Leeds | UK wide

Microsoft Project Courses

Learn the skills and knowledge to use MS Project effectively to master your project management on this 1-day training course.

Introduction to Microsoft Project

If you want to start using MS Project or if you have been using it for a while but want to expand your knowledge further this course is for you.

On this 1 day course, you will learn how to use MS Project effectively and efficiently through practical exercises giving you the skills to apply to your own projects straight away.

From creating your first project to editing tasks, managing task relationships to assigning constraints, managing resources and tracking and reporting, this course content is tailored to suit your level and requirements.

This course is suitable for MS Project Standard and Professional. It does not cover Free or Cloud-based Project solutions. 

MS Project Course Summary

This course is a private course and can be adapted to your specific requirements but typically covers the following topics:

  • Create a new project file
  • Create tasks in a project file
  • Enter durations for tasks in a project
  • Create relationships between tasks in a project
  • Impose constraints and deadlines on a project
  • Create resources for a project
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Monitor a project and track its progress
  • Print various aspects of a project
  • Create reports

A full course outline can be found further down the page or click here to download the PDF

Suitability - Who Should Attend this MS Project training?

Our MS Project course is designed for people who are either new to MS Project or people that have been using MS Project and want to accelerate their learning

You do not need any prior knowledge of Microsoft Project.

You will need to have access to MS Project Standard or Professional solutions. Cloud solutions are not covered on this course.

Private MS Project Training Course Details

Our 5-star rated MS Project training is currently only available as private & one-to-one courses, so that we can tailor the course contents to your needs & pre-existing knowledge.

The MS Project training courses are practical and interactive courses with small class sizes, this allows for plenty of time to interact with the trainer and ask any questions you have.

As such, we advise a maximum of 10 delegates on a course.

This is a 1-day course that usually runs from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Delegates receive a certificate of completion, and 3 months of online support.

In-House MS Project Training

We run private one-to-one and group training at our training centre in Manchester, at your premises or at a location to suit you, anywhere in the UK.

The content of our In-house MS Project courses can be tailored to your requirements or the needs of your team.

Private classroom-based courses start at £690 + VAT (full day)

Private Online MS Project Training

The online MS Project training courses are live and interactive, held on Zoom.

They run the same way as an in-person course, covering the same material with the same trainers and timings.

Private Online MS Project courses start at £590 + VAT (full day). See below.

Why Choose M Training's MS Project Course?

  • Run by a highly experienced Project trainer
  • Convenient locations in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham & Online
  • Can be held at your premises anywhere in the UK
  • Lunch and refreshments provided (our premises only)
  • Certificate of achievement
  • 5 Star Rated in Google Reviews
  • 5 star rated courses
  • Practice led learning
  • Tailored Course Content
  • Expert Trainers
  • 100% Trainer Led

One-to-one and private group Microsoft Project training courses are available from £690 + VAT.

Online private Microsoft Project courses are available from £590 + VAT (6 hours).

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

For more information about a private Confidence course please complete the form below or call 0161 226 6032 to discuss your requirements.

Microsoft Project Training Enquiry

Microsoft Project Training Course Outline

  • Private Courses

    As this is a private course we will vary the topics covered to focus on the key skills you are looking to learn, or we will provide a suggested course outline based on the types of project you are running.

    If you are not sure what you want to cover our trainer will discuss this with you and agree on a course outline with you.

    Here is a list of the usual topics covered:


  • Introduction to Microsoft Project

    • Project terminology
    • Uses of baselines and Critical path
    • Open / Closing a Project plan
    • Menus and Navigation
    • Using the Ribbon menu
    • Backstage view
    • Zoom Slider
  • Creating a Project

    • Setting start dates
    • Using project’s calendar(s)
    • Difference between individual and the project calendar(s)
    • Entering Non-working time
    • Project properties
    • Saving a project
  • Creating Tasks in a Project File

    • Adding manual /auto-scheduled tasks
    • Entering task durations
    • Visual Highlight
    • Adding milestones
    • Reordering, inserting & deleting tasks
    • Creating Summary Tasks
    • Prioritising Tasks
    • Task notes
  • Creating Relationships between Tasks

    • The relationships between tasks
    • Linking Tasks
    • Modifying task relationships
    • Entering lead & lag times
    • Split tasks
  • Deadlines and Constraints

    • Understanding deadlines & constraints
    • Setting deadlines for a project
    • Setting constraints for a project
  • Creating & Managing Resources

    • Introducing the types of resources
    • Adding resources
    • Modifying the resource types
    • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Additional Functions

    • Monitor & tracking a project
    • Printing
    • Creating reports


Below are the standard timings but we can be flexible.

9.15am | Sign in - to check everyone is up ad running on the software (Teams or Zoom)

9.30am | Start - First session

11.00am | 15 min break

11.15am |  Second session

12.45am  | 45 min break

1.30pm  | Third session

3.00pm | 15 min break

3.15pm | Fourth session

4.30pm | Finish & Q&A

4.45pm | End


All our Manchester courses are usualy 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. Please inform us if you plan to drive.

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 Leeds Digital Marketing courses are usually run 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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