Understanding the Role of the Manager

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Course Overview

It is vital that managers understand their role within an organisation; they are required to motivate staff, keep order and set standards. They co-ordinate people, money, projects, and are often the conduit between workers and senior management.

This course has been developed to provide learners with an increased understanding of the key competencies required for the role of a manager. On completion, learners will appreciate the differences between management and leadership and recognise the different stages of team development.

On completion of this Virtual College course learners wil be able to:

  • Identify the key competencies of a manager
  • Appreciate the difference between management and leadership
  • Identify different team roles
  • Recognise the different stages of team development

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Manager Competencies
  • Leadership
  • Team Development


The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at managers who want to develop their understanding of their role.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.