The IMS Certificate is a professional qualification for people who are serious about improving productivity.

This course requires IMS membership and should be taken only after you have attended Module 1.

Time Study is the original technique of work measurement, simple in concept though it does require a high degree of concentration and expertise on the part of the observer. Direct Time Study is the technique principally used for the measurement of repetitive work, ie it follows a defined pattern and method.

This is a week of intense Time Study practical work leading to an examination from the IMS; the course involves arithmetical calculations and reasoning.

In-depth Learning

Techniques you’ll be introduced to on this course

We concentrate in this module on getting you to a qualified analyst standard in

You will also cover the following techniques

Who would benefit from this course?

Our delegates come from a variety of roles in every business sector. Click here for typical people.

Equipment you’ll need on this course

You will need stationery including pens, pencils, a ruler, an eraser and a calculator. You will also need a Study Board and a stopwatch, which you can purchase from us. Click here for more details.

As Modules 1 and 2a combine to form the Time Study Practical qualification, IMS membership is required at the outset. It doesn’t necessarily require commitment to the full four week Certificate course.

What you’ll have on successfully completing this course

We help you achieve a professional qualification in the measurement technique of Time Study that will stand you in good stead throughout your working life.

Successful delegates on this course are awarded the IMS Time Study Practical certificate. They also receive a Scott-Grant Performance Rating card, which is valid for one year; it can be re-certified via successful attendance on a Scott-Grant Performance Rating Clinic.

Productivity Pointer

Time standards allow you to assess work content to compare the viability
of different mixes of work and their impact on performance, capacity and profitability.

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What to do next

If you need to improve capacity or reduce costs, or you need accurate data to determine how best to cope with change, we can provide the right way forward – cost-effectively. Remember that improving productivity is about making the better use of all your resources and vitally, making much better use of the critical ones.

Whichever business sector you operate in, the chances are we’ve helped people to address their productivity issues and improve the way they operate.

Scott-Grant can really help you improve your productivity and become more streamlined.

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