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Advanced Timetabling with 'TimeTabler'

Course Information

  • Price : £225 + VAT
  • Duration : 1 day

Have you ever hit the 'wall' whilst scheduling and wish there was a bigger button to press, that would magically solve the problem? Sadly despite the power of computers and the software 99% of timetablers come across a scheduling blockage or problem and aren't always clear what they need to do to progress.

This one day course is designed to lead you through real timetabling examples and explore the differing options to you as a timetabler to analyse what the problem/blockage is and importantly give you the options and tactics for solving it!

The course uses demonstrative data from a range of real schools and allows delegates to study worked examples and practice using a variety of strategies to solve timetabling issues.

As part of the instruction we will also delve deeper into the inner workings of TimeTabler so that delegates can leave with a better understanding of how TimeTabler works and how they can best use the software to prevent and solve issues.

The day won't be for the faint hearted, and don't expect an easy day! Having said this it will be an enjoyable day and you will have a sense of achievement and go away with invaluable knowledge.

We operate small groups of a maximum trainer to delegate ratio of 1:8 and you will receive a certificate of attendance.

TimeTabler vouchers are available for this course

Course dates


Course Outline

The course covers a range of subjects including (not exhaustive):

  • Analysing Post 16 flexibility

  • Analysing of part timers/timetabling constraints

  • Understanding the use of container blocks and consistent grouping

  • Has the computer stopped at a real problem?

  • How to help pinpoint the problem

  • Is a curriculum change needed/warranted?

  • When is it appropriate to change staff?

  • When is it appropriate to split a teaching group?

  • Should I have known it was going to be difficult (or impossible)?

  • What strategies can you deploy, with their advantages and disadvantages.


  • Timetablers who already know the basics of scheduling and are looking for tactics and strategies for when you hit scheduling problems!

  • Users of TimeTabler from October ReSolutions


  • You must have some scheduling experience. Without this you will find the concepts quite challenging.

  • li>We recommend that you have worked on at least one timetable (using software) before attending this course.
  • If you are new to timetabling or TimeTabler we would recommend attending the Introduction to using TimeTabler course first.

  • Ideally you should book onto a timely course so that you can implement the content on your own timetable.


  • If redeeming a voucher please state this when booking.

  • Course starts at 09:30 and finishes at 4:30

Included in the price

  • Course materials

  • Lunch

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