Project planning

Take our online course to learn about the essentials of project planning, including developing, planning, delivering and evaluating your project.
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About this course

Suppose you are new to projects and would like to get an overview of project management principles, are more experienced in project management and looking for fresh ideas, or just want an insight into project planning in a Healthwatch environment. In that case, this online course is for you.

What will I learn?

You will pick up tips and techniques that will provide you with the clarity and confidence to get the project outcomes you deserve.

This e-learning course shows you project planning techniques adapted to reflect feedback from local Healthwatch teams. The result is a practical approach focussing on what is important to you. It provides tools to create your project plan and aims to help you understand:

  • Why planning your outcomes before you start is essential.
  • Good decision making and where it fits into project planning.
  • How to keep the focus on your objectives.
  • How all the aspects of planning flow together in a project plan: a clear structure.
  • The smooth transition from planning to project delivery.
  • Be confident in your communications - the right people at the right time.
  • The importance of evaluating your project.

How long will it take, and what does it involve?

This e-learning course will take you about 60 minutes to complete. You can complete it in one sitting, pause the e-learning and return to it, or complete each section in your own time.

The e-learning is divided into the four stages of project planning, based on our Project Checklist, which you can access and download within the introduction to this course.

Complete the course

The course is hosted on the Easy Generator website. You can create an account for free to complete the course, this will allow you to save your progress and come back to the course another time if you wish. 

Complete the course

Project checklist

We have also developed a excel spreadsheet template for you to use to plan your own projects. 

Download the template

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