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Certificate In Project Planning Online Course

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Project Planning

Learn Everything You Need To Know About Project Planning

This course gives you the skills to get in on the ground floor of project planning without the pursuit of a project management certification. You will learn the skills and tools you need take a project idea through the various steps that are required to develop an approach that utilizes the correct procedures on the way.

Once you complete this course you will have learned several valuable new skills that will allow you to properly plan for a project. You will come away from this course knowing about project management basics and how to being project planning. You will learn about the Work Breakdown Structure, how to prepare a basic schedule and all about Resource Breakdown Structures. You will conclude this course by learning about project planning worksheets.

After you complete this Project Planning course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by a project.
  • Distinguish between a Project Charter and Statement of Work (SOW).
  • Use a SOW to begin project planning.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure to determine tasks needed to complete a small project.
  • Create a project schedule based on project tasks and resources.
  • Create a Resource Breakdown Structure to determine specific resources needed to complete a small project.
  • Complete a Project Planning Worksheet to act as a touchstone for project completion.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Project Management Basics

  •     The Project Life Cycle
  •     Phase One - Initiating
  •     Phase Two - Planning
  •     Phase Three - Executing
  •     Phase Four - Closing
  •     Monitoring and Controlling
  •     Project Management
  •     The Role of a Project Manager
  •     Key Project Management Skills

Session 3: Beginning the Project Planning

  •     Project Charter
  •     What is a Project Charter?
  •     When do I use a Project Charter?
  •     Climate Change Training Program Exercise
  •     Statement of Work
  •     SOW: Commercial Vegetable Garden

Session 4: The Work Breakdown Structure

  •     Sample WBS
  •     Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  •     Work Breakdown Structure Exercise

Session 5: Preparing a Basic Schedule

  •     Critical Elements for Success
  •     Gathering Resources
  •     Activity List
  •     Estimating Task Times
  •     Planning and Scheduling Your Garden Project
  •     Tips for Increasing Estimation Accuracy

Session 6: Resource Breakdown Structure

  •     What is a Resource?
  •     Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Sample Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Creating the Resource Breakdown Structure
  •     Availability and Skills
  •     Resource Breakdown Structure: Commercial Vegetable Garden

Session 7: Project Planning Worksheet

  •     Planning Worksheet Information
  •     Planning Worksheet

A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002PPOC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate