Curriculum planning with TimeTabler
1 day (9:30-4pm), £239+vat

  • Blue dates are in Market Harborough
  • Green dates are online but led by a trainer
  • Pink are online/self study

This one-day course (typically first day of two days of training) is designed to allow users to understand how to setup TimeTabler from the beginning with exporting in mind (rather than being an after-thought)!

The course is designed for any level of timetabler using TimeTabler software to create the school timetable.  So, if you are starting your timetabling career or are an experienced user of another timetabling product, this course is for you.

Laptops and training data are provided and the format of the day is very much hands-on.  At MIST Services we appreciate that each school is ‘different’ and as such you can tailor the day to your type of school.  Training data will be available for the following types of schools:

  • 11-16 School (two-week timetable)
  • 11-18 School
  • International School (IB curriculum)
  • Prep/Junior school

We recognise that one set of training doesn’t fit all, meaning you can opt for the most appropriate dataset.

We operate small groups of a maximum trainer to delegate ratio of 1:10 and you will receive a certificate of attendance.    You will also gain access to the on-line course too so you can reference materials at your leisure so please ensure you use your email address when booking.

NB If you are a Gold-Start school you can substitute your 1 hour remote session and reduce the fee by £95 (but can’t be used in conjunction with other vouchers).  Please state on the booking form when booked, discount won’t be applied retrospectively.

Curriculum planning with TimeTabler - Basic data

Basic data

  • Defining your school day – one week, week week, 6 day schedules etc
  • Setting up subjects, rooms and staff
  • Understanding ‘scheduling classes’ and Teaching groups


Curriculum planning with TimeTabler - Constraints


  • Setting up of part time staff both fixed and floating
  • Setting up and understanding special locations
  • Setting up and understanding of special resources
  • Non-rectangular weeks
Curriculum planning with TimeTabler - Curriculum design

Curriculum design

  • Designing batches
  • Creating Simple blocks
  • Creating Pure classes
  • Creating Consistent grouping
  • Creating Container blocks
  • Split teaching groups
  • Teaching group name design
  • Staffing your curriculum
Chris Knights-Branch, Trainer

Chris Knights-Branch


I love timetabling, there is no other way to say it!

This one-day course will cover all aspects of setting up your curriculum.  I love looking at and drawing curriculum diagrams – if you can draw it you are half way to success.  Bring yours along and more than happy to tell you what curriculum structures are required.

If you have any questions about the course just fill in the form below.  Look forward to working with you.