Microsoft Project Training Courses onsite at your own premises in Birmingham from £55 per delegate
MS Project is still the most widely used application for project management and the latest version has even more useful features than ever. However, it has never been particularly easy to learn and self-teaching often leads to bad habits which are hard to break. The most common is probably the mistaken belief that start and finish dates are entered manually into the task sheet. This is in fact something which we almost never to do as it leads MS Project applying something which Microsoft refer to as a ‘constraint’.
Constraints take away much of the inbuilt flexibility of the software, preventing it from rescheduling should there be any variance from the original plan. Certainly there will be times when you must constrain a task as it absolutely must be started or finished by a particular date. However, such constraints need to be applied knowingly and sparingly if one is to get the most from the software.
Our 1 day Foundation and Advanced Microsoft Project training courses are designed to get project managers up and running with the software in the shortest possible time. In just 1 day we can take individuals who are totally new to the software and have them successfully scheduling active project plans. Our Foundation course actually includes Intermediate level material and as such it does make for a somewhat intensive day. The pay off however is that delegates can immediately start to use the software to schedule and deliver their own plans, easing the transition into computer aided project management.
If you would like to find out more about how you and your team can benefit from Microsoft Project training at your offices in Birmingham, please call 0800 2922842. Alternatively you can use the quick contact form at the top of the page to request more details.
If you are looking to develop your employees’ skills on Microsoft Excel, there are 3 main training options to choose from:
- Public courses
- Onsite training
- Online training
Public Excel Courses
The traditional way to gain new skills has been through public open Excel courses. These have the advantage of providing a range of generic skills and are best suited when you have a single staff member to train. They typical cost of a public open Excel courses is around £300 per person + vat. Such courses are normally available at 3 levels: Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced (some providers may refer to them as Levels 1, 2 & 3). You may have to travel some distance to attend public training as courses are usually only run in a limited number of City locations. Expect also to share the course with perhaps 15 – 20 other delegates.
Onsite Excel Training
Onsite or ‘in house’ excel courses are a more recent phenomenon and are gaining in popularity. It is perhaps not surprising when one considers the cost implications of training several staff members on a public course. We can attend your offices and deliver Excel training from as little as £55 per employee (based upon 10 delegates at £550 per group). You can read full details on our Onsite Excel Training page. There are also other advantages to the onsite Excel training option:
- No wasted travelling time or costs.
- Smaller class sizes
- Training can be tailored to suit
Online ‘Virtual’ Excel Training
A relatively new concept, live online training is proving to be popular with individuals and Companies alike. Training takes place online with a personal tutor in ‘real time’ and can cover all the topics usually dealt with in a public or onsite course, but in less time. Our Virtual training is conducted as a half-day course, usually on Monday and Friday mornings to suit.
Our Virtual training costs just £225 per person, so is considerably cheaper than a public Excel course, yet it can still be tailored to suit the individual. No special equipment is required and delegates can take part using an ordinary laptop or PC equipped with either speakers and a microphone, or ideally a Skype-style headset. For full details please visit our Online Excel Training page.