Lantra Awards Technical Award in Project Management

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Summary / introduction: 
This course has been produced for participants wishing to develop their knowledge of good project management at a basic operational level. It touches on more complex methodologies but uses the basic principles that are found in all models without requiring the participants to adopt them.
Target audience: 

The course is for people who wish to develop their knowledge of and improve their project management skills. The training is suitable for anyone within the environmental and land-based industries as well as those who sit on the edge or outside these industries.


The purpose of this course is to develop project management skills for people new to project management, or just want to refresh their skills. It includes the basic principles of project management that are found in all models. It will also cover identification of resources, risk analysis, roles and responsibilities within the project team, Critical Path Analysis and Gantt Charts as well as reviewing the project and recording lessons learnt.

On completion of the course you will be able to define a project specification, develop your own project plans and identify the resources required and evaluate the project. The course will require you to use your own experience along with a case study scenario to plan and problem solve a project.

On completion of the training you will receive a certificate of attendance and you may then look to progress onto Lantra Awards Level 3 Award in Principles of Time Management or the Level 4 Award in Introduction to First Line Management in Land-based Settings.

Product objectives: 

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Reflect on their own experiences of projects
  • Define a project specification based on a simple case study, and apply this to their own project after the course
  • Develop a project plan with clear tasks and sequences of events
  • Identify the resources required for a project
  • Apply some basic problem-solving techniques
  • Understand how to handover and evaluate a project

Course sessions:

1. Introduction to project management

  • Introduction to project management
  • Lessons learnt from own projects and typical project failures
  • Introduction to different project methodologies available and project life cycles
  • Project roles and responsibilities

2. Introducing project management tools

  • An overview of different project management tools that can be used

3. Costings and contingencies in project management

  • Understanding the resources and their costs to a project and how these can be monitored
  • Communication of plans

4. Carrying out the project

  • Understanding the roles within the project focusing on the project manager and their role in monitoring, co-ordinating and reviewing progress
  • Reviewing the project and recording lessons learnt
Course / product type: 
Training Course
Assessment type: 
Training Only
1 Day
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Max number of learners: 
Business Skills
Leadership and Management