Project Controls courses

These courses focus on project controls knowledge and skills. Individual course pages provide further details about course content, learning objectives and booking arrangements.


Short courses

Introduction to Planning and Cost Control

This course provides participants with an overview of project planning, monitoring and control including Earned Value Management. Participants will take part in planning a project, gaining an understanding of and applying tools such as Critical Path analysis, Earned Value calculations, and resource levelling and smoothing, to plan and maintain a project schedule.


Introduction to Project Estimating

This course provides participants with an understanding of the project estimating process; a knowledge of establishing, maintaining and changing estimates; and an understanding of how roles across the project team contribute to the estimating process. Participants have an opportunity to practise the different elements of preparing an estimate through a series of case study exercises.


Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals

Primavera P6 Fundamentals provides participants with an understanding of the basic features of the Primavera software, working through the entire project lifecycle, from planning to execution. Participants also gain a thorough background in the concepts of planning and scheduling.


Primavera P6 Professional Advanced

Designed for participants with some existing knowledge of the Primavera software, this course enhances participants’ confidence and skills in using the software, and provides them with experience of overseeing and managing complex Primavera projects.


Managing Risk in Primavera Risk Analysis

This course provides training for Primavera’s Risk Management solution. This three-day course leads participants through examples of specific risk modelling techniques and provides a lab-style workshop on the third day to allow participants to apply the learned techniques. Participants will gain a thorough grounding in the concepts of project risk management and will learn how to apply a risk assessment to a project schedule, resources and costs.


Higher Education

University Certificate in Project Controls

This programme will provide students with an understanding of the use of the business case throughout the project life cycle, and equip them with the tools and techniques required to become a project controls technician. The University Certificate in Project Controls has been designed around established bodies of knowledge from the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). The curriculum specifically maps onto the syllabus for the APM Introductory Certificate and incorporates the guidance from APM on Project Planning and Control.


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