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For success in the workplace and a calm way of working, planning and preparation is essential. Without a clear plan and overview of your objectives, you won’t be able to prioritise your work or make the most out of your time. If you want to organise yourself and become more productive at work, Planning and Preparation is the course for you. It will guide you through everything you need to know to effectively plan your work schedule and will equip you with the communication skills to work with others to ensure preparation on an individual, and an organisational, level.  

Who is this course for?
Planning and Preparation is designed for anyone working in business and administration who wants to learn how to plan and prepare their work day more efficiently. 

What will you get from this course?
Upon course completion, you will be able to organise your time, set yourself achievable goals and prioritise your workload in order to boost your productivity. 

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the purpose of planning communication and the importance of being accountable to others 
  • Choose appropriate methods of communication and communicate more effectively with others 
  • Plan effectively and set realistic targets for yourself 
  • Be responsible for your own work and your mistakes 
  • Keep others updated about your plans and changes 
  • Anticipate issues with planning and deal with them appropriately 
  • Consider relevant organisational guidelines and procedures

Course features 
  • Interactive, audio-led content with videos for an engaging study programme 
  • Practice activities and scenario-based exercises to test your understanding 
  • Additional course resources to take your study further 
  • Glossary of useful terms and phrases 
  • Expert advice and tips


  • Get the basics: planning and preparing your work, how to be accountable to others and looking ahead and avoiding problems 
  • Show you know: put your understanding of planning and preparation to the test with a scenario-based exercise 
  • Get the context: see your learning about contingency planning, setting realistic targets, using your time and resources effectively and planning and preparing effectively being applied in the real world  
  • Take it further: consolidate your knowledge by exploring additional resources 
  • Gather the evidence: understand the process of gathering evidence for your qualification


This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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