Manager & team leader training courses

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Developing the skills of your staff

Providing managers and team leaders with the right skills is a challenge for many businesses, but the right training and development can not only fill these skills gaps, it can also enhance your staff’s engagement and commitment to your business.

That’s why we’ve drawn on our vast experience and suite of qualifications to ensure our training meets the needs of your business and your staff.

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Fully funded training*

Thanks to the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, training is fully funded in the following areas:

What courses are on offer?

Team leading diploma – Level 2
This qualification is delivered entirely in the workplace, meaning your staff are assessed on the essential skills and knowledge they need to do their job well. On average it will take six months to complete.
Team leading programme
Our programme is delivered in the workplace and features selected units taken from the Leadership and Management Diploma qualification. It acts as a great introduction for your staff to gain the skills they require to succeed in their job, and takes around three months to complete. Your staff then have the option to progress onto our full diploma.
Team leading packages
These packages feature a combination of online and classroom based learning, making them flexible for your business. Your staff will benefit from dedicated tutor support to guide them through their learning. These are a great way to develop the skills of your staff who are perhaps newer to the business.
Coaching and mentoring packages
These packages bring together training which covers a range of coaching and mentoring skills and can be adapted to meet the needs of your business. They are delivered online, meaning your employees can fit learning around work and home life.
Leadership and management packages
These packages have been created to equip your staff with the skills, experience and understanding they need to deliver for your business. They feature a range of leadership and management training options and can be adapted to meet the needs of your business.
Short courses
We offer a number of short online courses which provide specific training suitable for a variety of leadership and management roles. We’re always adding to the list, here are some examples:
  • Communication skills
  • Executive office skills
  • Office management
  • Office management executive

  • Courses offer at a glance

    Course Type Study Type
    Workplace Online Classroom
    Packages No Yes Yes
    Diploma Yes No No
    Programme Yes No No
    Short Courses No Yes No

    What are the business benefits?

    A commitment to training and developing your staff will help to maintain the high levels of service demanded from every successful business.
    Employees working through their modules will gain the skills and experience to lead and manage a team effectively. Effective teams are proven to be more productive and are more likely to deliver a consistently high level of service, leading to fewer complaints. Giving your staff opportunities to learn has also been proven to boost morale, attract the best new talent and improve staff retention rates.


    Our training is fully funded* so there’s no cost to you or your employees. We’ll work closely with you to help you understand the funding and course options available to you and your staff.


    Once your staff have completed their course, learning doesn’t have to stop there – we can support them in progressing their career within your business. We offer a wide range of courses including higher level professional qualifications and Apprenticeships to provide career progression pathways for your staff.

    Why learndirect?

    learndirect is the UK’s largest provider of skills, training and employment services and has supported more than 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.

    Our tailored approach will meet the unique needs of your business, equipping your people with new skills and qualifications designed to tackle skills gaps and boost productivity.

    For more information call our expert advisors on 0345 5210066 or fill in the form to arrange a callback.

    *Subject to eligibility criteria

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