Course Overview

This course covers using Nova-T in the production of the school timetable and explores the process from populating the module with core data (rooms, staff, and subjects) to submitting the completed timetable to SIMS and all the steps between.

The course will take approximately 18-22 hours to complete.



Course Objectives

This course will cover:

  • enter and edit basic timetable data such as the cycle, teachers, rooms and subjects
  • create, modify and cost a curriculum plan
  • attach resources such as teachers, rooms and facilities to classes
  • deal with the issue of part-time staff
  • run feasibility checks on the structure
  • schedule blocks and classes both manually and automatically
  • room the timetable
  • modify certain parameters known as tools
  • generate a range of reports
  • edit and print the evolving timetable
  • transfer the timetable to SIMS.


Example Curriculum

  Introduction
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  A 01 - Starting Nova
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  A 02 - Base Data
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  A 03 - The Cycle
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  A 04 - The Model
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  A 05 - Resourcing Classes
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  A 06 - Session Lengths
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  A 07 - Non Class Codes (NCC)
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  A 08 - Analysis
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  B 09 - Preparing for Scheduling
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  B 10 - The Scheduling Process
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  B 11 - Alternative Curriculum
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  B 12 - Timetables & Editing
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  B 13 - Tools & Reports
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  B 14 - The links between Nova T and SIMS
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  Optional Activities
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  Conclusion
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Will I get a certificate? 

On Completion of the course you can claim a School ICT certificate of course completion.


How long do I have access to the course? 

You will have a year to complete the course.  


How do I pay for the course? 

You can request an invoice or by Bank Transfer


How much is this course?

£624 inclusive of VAT


How do I purchase the course?

To purchase this course via your school/organisation you can pay by invoice. Please E-mail: [email protected] specifying if you have a purchase order and which course(s) you wish to purchase.  We require the name and address of the person paying for the course. If you are in a school this may be your Finance department. If you are purchasing a course for another member of staff, we will also need their name for the certificate and their email address to enroll them on the course. The student will receive an email once the course is available to access.

To purchase this course privately you can pay by bank transfer. Please contact our Finance team on 0345 2226802 to make a bank transfer. The course will be accessible on receipt of payment. We need your full name and an email address to enroll you on the course.  

Terms of usage.

  • Courses will be accessible for 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • Once access has been granted to distance learning, no refund will be given.
  • Under no circumstances should the course content be downloaded, copied or shared with other schools.
  • Under no circumstances should your access details be shared.
  • Support queries should be directed to [email protected]



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