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Principles of timetabling with 'TimeTabler'

Specific for TimeTabler users

Course Information

  • Price : £450 + VAT
  • Duration : 2 days

Principles of Timetabling is one of our most popular timetabling courses and this course is entirely dedicated to TimeTabler users or timetablers interested in using TimeTabler. The course is valuable for both staff completely new to timetabling, as well as existing timetablers looking for tools and work flows to handle the timetabling process in TimeTabler.

The course covers all the principles of creating your school timetable in house right from planning your curriculum, through to a range of checking tools such as contact ratios, conflict matrices and combing charts.

Delegates will leave this course equipped to manage the timetabling process effectively and productively in TimeTabler. Over the two days you will be able to pose school-specific questions to the course leaders and share experiences with delegates. Over the two days you will also be using TimeTabler so you can see how the theory works in reality!

TimeTabler vouchers are available for this course

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

Course dates


Course Outline

The course covers a range of subjects including:

  • Understand the timetabler's timeline!

  • Understand and be able to design a curriculum

  • Understand different curriculum structures and their impact on timetabling

  • Understand staffing proformas

  • How to collect your data

  • Combing charts

  • Conflict matrices

  • Zarraga's rule

  • How to use TimeTabler


  • Staff who are completely new to timetabling.

  • Existing timetablers who have no formal background.

  • Other key members of staff wanting to understand the process and impact of the timetable.

  • Users of TimeTabler from October ReSolutions


  • No previous timetabling experience is required, but we recommend that you either use TimeTabler software already or will be using it for your up-coming timetable.

  • Please note a version of TimeTabler will be pre-installed on our training laptops for delegates.


  • The date specified is the first date of the two day workshop.

  • This course is software specific to TimeTabler. If you would prefer a non-software specific course, please see our original Principles of Timetabling course.

  • Course starts at 10 and finishes at 4:30

  • Accommodation is not included in the price.

  • If redeeming a voucher please state this when booking.

Included in the price

  • Course materials

  • Lunch

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