Planning for Successful Scrutiny

Do you want to find out how to plan your scrutiny projects to achieve the best results?  This course will help you to develop a robust scrutiny project that meets your needs but also adds value and builds in accountability.

Other Dates

9 June 2016 - London

16 August 2016 - Taunton

23 August 2016 - Birmingham

8 September 2016 - York

Further Details

The course introduces a project management approach to ensure you have clear objectives that can be achieved within your timescales.  It looks at the range of activities that you can use to gather information for scrutiny and when they might be relevant.  It also explores the role of performance information in designing, researching and monitoring scrutiny.  The course is not prescriptive about the approach you take but builds in principles that will enable you to evaluate your achievements.

Course Content

  • How to use project management techniques to plan your review and make the best use of your resources
  • Explore methods to obtain the evidence you need
  • Using performance information to support your research and findings
  • Plan with clear objectives in mind from the outset
  • Develop measures so you know when your project has succeeded and the difference it helped to make


This course is aimed at tenants who are involved in scrutiny or who are planning to become involved in scrutiny.  It is also useful for staff who are working with tenants to plan scrutiny reviews.

Benefits of Attending the Course

You will develop knowledge and confidence to plan your scrutiny projects ensuring they are based on evidence and achieve measurable outcomes.

What People Said and Found Useful

'Having a better idea of the role of the scrutiny team really was useful'

'Deciding what to scrutinise and scoring'

'Looking at reports/interviews etc'

'I understand now how to draw findings... from evidence that has been gathered'

'The trainer made it fun, enjoyable and easy to understand - made everything clear'

Need to train
a group of people?

in-house could work out more cost effective


Tue 13th Sep 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Venue Details

Tpas Offices

Suite 4b Paragon House, 48 Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0LN


Event Contact

Name: Tpas Training Team


Phone: 0161 868 3520

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