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Training and Development Courses and Qualifications by The BCF Group

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ILM Management Courses

Accredited ILM management qualifications bring together the key leadership skills that you need to be an effective manager.


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First Line Manager

Our ever-popular 2-day First Line Manager course is a perfect starting point for those new to a managerial role and leading a team.


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Bespoke Training

Bespoke management training courses that are tailored to the specific requirements of your employees and your industry.


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Leadership Skills

Good managers also need to be good leaders, able to motivate and inspire those under them to reach their potential.


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Management Training


Why is Management Training Needed?

Today's management training courses, such as our ever-popular 2-day First Line Management course, recognise the fact that managers need to be a combination of 'managers' and 'leaders'. Managers are typically those who determine the firm's goals and come up with methods for achieving those goals. Leaders are the ones who motivate the workforce and inspire them. Successful managers always have a talent for both.

Good management and leadership is essential if a business is to maximise its potential and achieve its goals. From armies to football teams, no matter how good the individual is at their role, as a unit they will be nowhere near as effective as they could be if they don't have clear objectives and motivation.


What Sort of Areas Does Management Training Cover?

The role of a manager covers a number of different areas, and accordingly there are management training courses which provide a good overall knowledge of how to manage effectively, as well as other management training courses which focus more specifically on a certain area such as project management, time management, change management, recruitment & selection and discipline & grievance.

Both existing and new managers will already have some of these skills. Management training is vital for the development of the particular areas in which the person has little knowledge of, or is weak in. This is why first line management training is so important for new managers. Also, with the business environment changing so quickly, it is important to receive regular management training to keep abreast of the latest changes and developments, and to make sure the individual's skills are as sharp as ever.


Why Should You Choose Us For Your Management Training Needs?

We have over 25 years' worth of experience in providing management training solutions; either through open courses or by way of tailored, bespoke management training programmes for some of the biggest companies in the UK, and even the world.

Our trainers frequently provide management training, leadership development, team building and business coaching sessions for companies and organisations all over the world.

Our international clients frequently commission repeat in-house training sessions for new employees or those changing roles as business circumstances change and new opportunities are identified.

Take a browse through the site and see how we can help you with your management training needs. Alternatively, call us on 0844 800 3295 or submit a brief description of your training requirements through an online contact form and we will get back to you.

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We can design a management development programme around your exact requirements. Contact us to find out more!


First Line Management Course

The most popular of our management training courses, the First Line Management course is specifically for people who are new to a management position or who are about to undertake a management position and have had no formal management training. Anyone who is new to a management or supervisory position will benefit from this course.

Run over two days, the syllabus of the First Line Management course will cover a wide range of topics to give new or inexperienced managers a firm understanding of the foundations needed to begin their journey as a manager. It includes units on effective communication, managing your team, managing yourself, delegating, setting objectives, effective planning and personal development.

First Line Management
A female manager new to a managerial role

ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management

One of the main responsibilities of a manager is to make sure that employees are satisfied with their job and reaching their full potential. A manager who can energise his or her employees will have a team which has a much greater potential and capability of achieving company goals and objectives.

It is therefore vital that a manager has the essential skills to fully support and lead their team to success.

This 3-day accredited management training programme brings together the key leadership skills that you will need to be an effective manager so that you can return to the workplace and deliver tangible results.

N.B. We also offer the ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills qualification on an in-house basis.

ILM 3 Award in Leadership & Management
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Bespoke Courses

One of our greatest strengths is our ability to tailor any of our open management courses to the needs and requirements of different businesses in different industries. We understand that whilst our open management training courses provide a wealth of knowledge in their particular area of focus, not all of it may be relevant for your business and the particular industry you operate in. This is why in-house management training becomes an extremely cost effective option.

Rather than making delegates sit through management training that is irrelevant to their job role, we offer bespoke management training where we tailor the course to cover the specific needs of your organisation, ultimately relieving the inevitable boredom and "switching off" that would come with having to sit through training that a person knew they would not need.

Bespoke Management Training
Bespoke management courses at your own training venue

Management e-Books

With an ever growing library of management training and management development e-books, Pansophix, part of the Business Learning Foundation, commissions passionate authors to write about their topic of choice. Written as Useful Guides they interact as workbooks to embed the learning, making the particular management training specific to your job role.

The Useful Guides relevant to management training cover a variety of different subjects and areas pertinent to the role of a manager. These include issues such as assertiveness, interviewing, motivation, mentoring and health and safety issues. They are ideal either on their own or as a companion to courses provided by our various training divisions including business coaching and health & safety training.

The Useful Guide e-books are available for individual purchase or as part of a library. For more information and to see the complete list of over 80 Useful Guide titles, please click on the button below.

Management Development e-Books
Management e-books can be viewed online and downloaded

Project Management

The sheer number of different tasks and areas that an effective project managers needs to be proficient in means that very few are born with all of the skills required. In fact, those that believe they have all of the skills are often those who are most in need of project management training as they will not recognise the need to continually improve their skills and ability.

Our project management courses are run in-house at clients' premises, as well as bespoke project management training programmes which are tailored to your requirements and what you would like to get out of the training.

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We can design a management development programme around your exact requirements. Contact us to find out more!

Additional In-House Only Courses:

The below management courses are available on an in-house basis only, where we come to your premises and deliver the training for a group of your employees.

Communicating and influencing course for managers
Influencing for Leadership and Management

Fortunately, there are really effective tips for influencing, and our program offers an influencing model in detail. Through activity and discussion, we explore how you can apply these principles and use them when you need help from other people.

In-House Management Training
In-House Management Training by the BCF Group

An in-house management course is one of the most cost-effective methods of providing training to your current or prospective managers. Although open courses will provide a tremendous amount of valuable information, it may be the case that not all of it will be 100% relevant to you, and it certainly won't be tailored to your specific industry or working practices.

For more information, please see our in-house management training page by clicking here.

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