"By stripping away a lot of the ‘white noise’ which surrounds projects and project management in general, we get to the heart of the issues that make or break projects."

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Fistral’s professionalism and flexible approach has ensured we continue to offer our researchers training of excellence and relevance, producing more highly skilled project managers in the process.

Researcher Development Manager, University of Strathclyde


The trainer received some very positive feedback on the day and delegates felt the course covered some useful tools and techniques that can be easily applied to the workplace.

Staff Development Manager, NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division


The trainers are very professional and receive good feedback from participants.

Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme Manager, Queen’s University Belfast


The company is professional and my dealings with [Fistral] in the summer with regard to the re-design of the programme were very positive from my perspective. I liked [their] flexibility and commitment to working with us on a new approach.

Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme Manager, Queen’s University Belfast


My personal experience of dealing with the trainers has been very positive. All trainers that I have spoken with have been keen to listen to my concerns or ideas and to provide useful constructive feedback to inform my programme planning. They have also been flexible and positive about incorporating changes into the workshop structure or the proposed content and timing.

Researcher Development Coordinator, Heriot-Watt University


I find Fistral to be friendly, accommodating and very professional. All staff are helpful and considerate. Our feedback from workshop participants has been very positive.

Researcher Development Coordinator, Heriot-Watt University


We recently worked with Fistral to create a new Consultancy Skills course for our organisation. They offered a friendly, professional service and bring a wealth of knowledge to their course creations.

Staff Development Manager, NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division


We’ve now doubled the number of CAPM deliveries a year in response to growing demand, and it’s fast become one of the most popular and highly valued courses offered as part of the Researcher Development Programme.

Researcher Development Manager, University of Strathclyde


In the five years the University of Strathclyde have engaged the services of Fistral, we’ve worked in partnership to tailor provision which specifically meets the needs of our industry-facing researchers. Year on year, the number of qualified project managers coming through the CAPM programme has increased as a result of its positive reputation and it’s demonstrable benefits within academia and other sectors.

Researcher Development Manager, University of Strathclyde


"Very knowledgeable instructor and good sense of humour to create a positive, relaxed working environment. Very useful and will certainly use the material covered."

Student, University of Strathclyde


"Course had right level of involvement and practical vs  theory to make it enjoyable and keep attention span."

Student, University of Strathclyde


"I feel that the university has invested in me! In that hiring a professional company as well as having such an experienced and excellent presenter. Money well spent!!"

Research staff, University of Aberdeen


"This should be made compulsory to all PhD students/Research staff." 

Research staff, University of Aberdeen


"The best course I've attended in over 10 years in Higher Education."

Research staff, University of Aberdeen


"Having an instructor with practical experience rather than just theoretical makes a huge difference." 

Student, University of Strathclyde


"I feel well prepared now for the exam."

CAPM participant, University of Strathclyde


"Practical tips in project management that I wouldn't have thought about. Real life examples."

Staff member, Heriot-Watt University


"I found everything very useful. Opened my mind to new thinking."

Staff member, Heriot-  Watt University


"Lots of practical advice throughout. Very useful indeed." 

Student, Heriot-Watt University


"I find this series of courses excellent. They are interesting and useful." 

CAPM participant, Queen’s University, Belfast


"I feel the presenters experience added significantly to the value of the delivered course." 

CAPM participant, Queen’s University, Belfast


"Excellent tutor. Was able to make project management accessible." 

EngD Student, University of Manchester


"Good mix of information, practical exercises and humour!" 

Staff member, NHS Health Scotland


Very engaging trainer, thoroughly enjoyed the course. Would recommend." 

Staff member, NHS Health Scotland


"Learned loads! Over and above expectation." 

Staff member, NHS Health Scotland


"Will apply tools to my own role, gives me greater understanding of wider project management principles."

Staff member, Scottish Qualifications Authority


"I have had a really good day and found the content challenging but interesting and certainly intend to use the material (where applicable) in my project management!" 

Early Career Research, Collaborative European Project


"Good course. Very informative. Useful to my project."

Early Career Researcher, Collaborative European Project


"Very good course based on lecturer's experience."

Research staff, University of Bath


"Very good course based on lecturer's experience."

Research staff, University of Bath


"A very enjoyable and valuable course."

Research staff, University of Bath


"A very enjoyable and valuable course."

Research staff, University   of Bath


"Learned a lot of new techniques, clarified my current knowledge, and can now think of situations in the past where I could have applied new knowledge to provide a better outcome." 

Student, University of Dundee


"Very useful & good for CV." 

Student, University of Stirling


"Good overview of project and people management needed to plan and deliver research projects. Empowering." 

Managing a Research Team participant, University of Stirling


"Gives the skills and permission to think strategically about team management"

Managing a Research Team participant, University of Stirling


"Necessary skills (were provided) to manage projects and achieve desired goals with less complications."

Advanced PM participant, University of Aberdeen


"I'll use Risk evaluation techniques in my research."

Risk participant, University of Aberdeen


"Just to let you know that I passed my CAPM exam yesterday after having followed your courses at University of Glasgow. Thank you for your excellent and inspiring teaching, and for helping me obtain this opportunity.”

Successful CAPM delegate and PG Researcher (Faculty of Medicine), University of Glasgow


"An eye-opening experience that I am applying to my current project”

PostDoc Researcher, Dundee


"Very well delivered. [The trainer's] engagement with the students and material very impressive and leant sustained interest by students”

NHS Health Scotland


"I feel this course is really useful to the researcher and others who are beginners in their career."

Staff member, AFRC


"Excellent course – one of the most useful I have been on. I would recommend it for any PhD student”

PhD Student, Queens University Belfast


"A very useful and practical day; time well spent."

Research staff, University of Bath


"Very well delivered. Great structure and content. Would recommend to colleagues”

Staff member, NHS Health Scotland


"Excellent course. Tools and techniques learnt can be applied to any project, regardless of subject or profession. The course information demonstrates howa project can be initiated and monitored to ensure a successful outcome. Invaluable information." 

Staff member, University of Dundee


"The theory of PM was really demonstrated by simple, practical examples." 

Student, University of   Exeter


"I will immediately implement many of these principles into a current project I am managing." 

Staff member, SQA


"Tools that can be applied to real work and interactions, actual examples for situations that you wouldn't think about normally, kept attention throughout." 

EngD student, University of Manchester


"Very useful. Made [the] subject seem much easier than I've previously been taught. Good use of personal experience."

Staff member, AFRC


"Excellent course – pragmatic and useful tools to manage my workload”

West Dunbartonshire Council


"I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity to take the classes and the exam. I have always been keen on project management and a qualification is the icing on the cake!”

Successful CAPM Delegate, University of Ulster


"The course was both very useful and as importantly very enjoyable. Would recommend."

Wind Energy DTC participant, University of Strathclyde


"Fun. The exercises were interesting and helped explain the content very well."

EngD student, University of Manchester


"Really interesting and applicable to industry. Would consider making the course compulsory for all knowledge exchange project personnel." 

CAPM participant, University of Strathclyde


"Very good course - I am keen to apply this learning in my place of work and have realised that the biggest problem in my team is me giving out concepts, not projects."

Staff member, NHS Health Scotland


"I expected it to be dull and irrelevant and was pleasantly surprised as it was relevant and practical and high quality."

CAPM participant, University of Strathclyde


"Well pitched and practical. Very well presented."

Staff member, BUFDG


"Brilliant, fascinating, concise. Well lectured. Learned a lot!"

Staff member, Loughborough University


"This has to be the most useful and enjoyable course that I have attended. I love the structure of course with lots of practical involvement in exercises working in teams. This is in stark contrast to most of the courses I have attended with PowerPoint slide after slide. I feel that I now want to use what I have learned and put to use asap." 

Staff member, University College Cork


"Great course, came away with a working knowledge of everything I need from the software.”

MS Project participant, Queens University Belfast


"Very impressive training day and applicable to all types of research projects."

Research staff, University College Cork


"Extensive, complex information presented in a relaxed, humorous manner which made it relevant and understandable. Well pitched. Well done!”

PhD Student, University of Stirling


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