"Based on feedback questionnaires, Fistral scored 4.60 out of 5 (5 being excellent) for events held Jan-Dec 2014. We believe this is because the focus is on tried and trusted techniques that we know work."


Fistral Training

“In the past decade, the project management profession has grown in scope, importance and recognition. Organisations are coming to realise that much of their success lies in their ability to turn vision into reality through skilful management of projects.” (Project Management Institute)

At Fistral, we run our flagship course, ‘Project Management in the Real World’, for major companies and universities all over the world with great success.
In addition to Project Management the Fistral Product Suite covers a variety of topics. Click here to see a full list of courses and topics >>

Our Training Approach

We believe in teaching learnable techniques that can be used to plan and manage successful projects regardless of scale, sector or discipline. Fistral courses and workshops mix theory and practical sessions (both individual and group-based) to enable delegates to get the most out of the sessions.

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By focusing on a number of tried and trusted techniques, we strip away a lot of the ‘white noise’ which surrounds projects, communication and project management in general, to get to the heart of the make or break issues. And, most importantly, we don’t just talk about these – we are implementing them in every project we’re involved with so we know they work. This is what we bring to our training: tried, tested and trusted real life.

Delegates on our courses testify that they demonstrate increased effectiveness and efficiency immediately in their current role in addition to the improved morale and self-confidence gained from professional training, while employers comment on the work-based, interprofessional approach to the training which delivers tangible improvements in the workplace.

Our Courses

Fistral provides a wide variety of courses to support the needs of commercial and academic clients. Our Product Suite includes training in areas such as:

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Leading & Influencing
  • Communication & Collaboration;  and of course
  • Project Management

Each of these can be combined and/or customised to meet training needs, and to align with a company specifications such as linking to processes, procedures, documentation, methodology and organisational approach. 

Project Management training can lead to internationally recognised professional Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) – Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) – or can be aligned to PRINCE2.

Some courses are underpinned by DiSC® behavioural profiling provided by Inscape Publishing Ltd.

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Supporting Research

Research is a very specific type of project but the same core project techniques apply nonetheless. As well as being a very valuable transferable skill, Project Management enables the researcher to confidently achieve a successful research project, and is now often a prerequisite for many funding bodies.

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Fistral specialises in delivering within this very specialised arena to corporate, university, spin-off, consultant and career researchers.

Within the academic sphere, we support PIs, research staff and research administrators, and work with numerous universities across the UK and Republic of Ireland to enhance the skills of graduate, postgraduate, career researchers and support staff.

Researcher Developers value that our project management tools and techniques, as well as our team working, leadership and communication courses, can be aligned to sub-domains of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF).

Fistral expertise is also used by organisations with a research focus, or where managing research is central to their commercial activities, for example:

  • NHS Public Health and Intelligence (NHS PHI) - previously NHS Information Services Division (NHS ISD)

  • The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)

  • The European Space Agency (ESA)

  • The Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

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