CCS Candy Planning and Scheduling course

Learn how to create professional construction schedules in the planning module of CCS's Candy

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Online Video training that will take your career to the next level as you learn how to create a fully linked, resource-, cost-loaded and professional construction schedule using CCS Candy.

CCS Candy Course Introduction

Master the art of creating a schedule in CCS Candy. Scheduling is an essential project management skill and it’s guaranteed to boost your career and raise your stature as an essential member to the project team. With this short course from Le Roux Consulting, you have the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and become a CCS Candy planning expert on your next project. Whatever your job title, the skills you get from this course will help set you apart in the industry.

What you get

39 Video Lectures

High quality video lessons for you to watch and learn from home, your office or even on a remote site location.

CCS Candy sample files

You get to download a real, expertly crafted CCS Candy construction schedule template and sample. You can download and keep the ccs file to learn from.

Tailored Quizzes and Assignments

Between lessons, your knowledge is solidified through case studies, assignments and quizzes.

Real Case-study project

The course walks you through a realistic case study step-by-step and shows you how an expert will apply CCS Candy to schedule the work.

Access to leading CCS Candy Experts

You get to ask your burning questions to one of the leading project management and scheduling experts.

Bonus Content

Bonus content not often shared in the industry.

What you will learn

Our CCS Candy construction scheduling course is designed to take you through a realistic case study project in CCS Candy. The course is divided into 8 different modules. These modules start with basic fundamentals and build up to ensure you are able to understand, not only the fundamentals of planning but that you are also able to see how a realistic schedule is created and updated using CCS’s software. You will learn the following after completing this course:

  • How to get a free trail version of the CCS Candy software;
  • Understand how to find your way in the software;
  • Understand the fundamentals of Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and how the software calculates the critical path.
  • Learn about the different task types and logic links in Candy
  • Take a step-by-step approach to scheduling a real project in Candy
  • Learn the importance of Work Breakdown Structures
  • Learn how to produce a Work Breakdown Structure in Candy that is efficient and professional
  • Learn to set up project calendars and unique calendars for different teams
  • Learn how to add milestones to your schedule
  • Understand how to create and assign resources to a schedule
  • Understand how to work with filters and sorting
  • Learn how to use constraints and their role in the schedule
  • See how to capture and manage Baselines
  • Learn how to update your schedule correctly
  • Learn how to report on your schedule with some simple techniques

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Construction professionals, project managers, principal agents, development managers, planners, site agents, contracts managers, quantity surveyors, estimators or anyone looking to gain a career advantage by adding CCS's Candy software as a skill on their CV.


Get a pdf copy of our detailed course notes on the CCS Candy planning course.

If you have any questions related to this course or require additional information, you are welcome to contact our training manager Rene Engelbrecht at [email protected] or visit our website at

Please note that Candy is a software product of the company CCS. You can view their software and products here. We have extensive experience using Candy and its implementation on construction projects however, we have no formal affiliation with CCS or Candy, nor do we claim such a relationship in any manner.

Your Instructor

Kobus le Roux (MBA, PMI-SP, Pr. CPM, A.A Arb)
Kobus le Roux (MBA, PMI-SP, Pr. CPM, A.A Arb)

Kobus is a professional project manager, planning professional and construction contracts expert. He is a Scheduling Professional accredited through the international Project Management Institute (PMI).

He is a guest lecturer and PMI Accredited Training Instructor (ATI) for University programs in Project Management as well as PMP exam preparation. He has expert insight into the application of scheduling tools and scheduling principles which he conveys to project management students at Business Schools, IT, Project Management and Construction Economics faculties.

His experience in assisting clients as a professional planner, senior project manager and construction contract expert spans over 15 years during which time he’s assisted numerous project teams and companies with complex, construction schedules, disputes or claims in over 7 countries. He has scheduled and managed numerous high value projects in sectors such as building, civil works, mining, power, rail and oil/gas. He is one of the foremost forensic experts in delay analysis and claims. He is also a leading contributor of commercially related articles and publications on the topic of scheduling and using software to achieve excellent project management results.

Having dealt with planning, forensic scheduling and project management for a number of prominent clients internationally, Kobus is proficient in planning packages such as Microsoft Project, CCS Candy, Synchro Pro, Asta and Primavera.

Course Curriculum

  MODULE 2 - CPM Scheduling principles
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"Excellent course, what I liked most is the step by step teaching method"

- Matthew Versfeld, Engineer, Roadmac Surfacing


"This was a great course and it assisted me to do better planning on Candy for my future"

- Pierre Cloete, Assistant Site Agent


"This was an excellent course - easy to follow and understand"

- Chosen Maluleke, Raubex


"Great startup course in Candy planning. Very well presented!"

- Guillaume Nel, Trainee Site Agent

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum requirements for taking this course?
The course is introductory and suitable for any first time user of Candy.
What are the software and technical requirements for taking the course?
You need to have CCS's Candy installed on your computer to be able to do the course. CCS do offer a free month's trial version or evaluation copy.
When does the course start?
Immediately after you enroll.
I'm new to online courses, what can I expect?
Our online course is delivered through high quality video. Once enrolled, you will be able to see a list of modules. Each module consist of a number of video lectures. You can watch and work through these videos in your own time, on any device capable of online video playback. Once you complete a lecture it will be marked as complete and you can move on to the next video lecture.
How much time will it take?
If you attend a formal CCS course it will take two days. The online version of our course can be done on your own time.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you will have 12 months in which to complete the course. During this time you will have access to the course across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! In all services we provide we strive to add value and we guarantee our highest quality in every respect. We hold ourselves accountable by providing all your money back if you feel we have not lived up to this expectation. Hence, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase in any way, just contact us in the first 30 days after enrollment and before earning the certificate and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked!

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