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.

Duration: Two days
Delivery format: Traditional or virtual classroom

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for anyone working in a project environment who requires an introductory understanding of planning and cost control.

Activities in breakout rooms very useful and aided understanding. Worked examples on Earned Value will stick with me: an excellent takeaway. An excellent course, with an excellent tutor. Good use of IT in the current home working environment. Thank you. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt the break out sessions with Ian visiting allow time to consolidate the information. I enjoyed Ian's approach of being able to share his wealth of experience. Thank you for making it very enjoyable.

Feedback from participants on Introduction to Planning and Cost Control, February 2021

Course content

Learning objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

Assessment format

Participants will complete a 30 minute multiple choice open-book test at the end of the second day of the course.


For details of forthcoming course dates and prices, please contact:

The University of Cumbria Project Academy Office on 01228 616332 or


To book your place, please see below for arrangements if you want to pay by purchase order and invoice or by credit card.



If you have selected a course which is delivered online, please read the technical requirements before booking. If you are unable to undertake a booked course due to not having the required equipment, no refund will be offered.


Inclusions and exclusions


I wish to pay using a company purchase order and require a separate invoice

Please email the following details no less than 4 weeks before the first day of the course:

If you have not conducted business with the University of Cumbria before, please be aware that both of us may have administrative procedures required to set up our respective customer/supplier accounts and the time taken to complete these may impact on the availability of places on your preferred course.


Payment, cancellation and changes


I wish to pay using a company or personal credit card and do not require a separate invoice

Please email the following details no less than 4 weeks before the first day of the course:

On receipt of your booking and confirmation that we can accommodate you, we will send a link to take your payment.


Payment, cancellation and changes

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