Best online management courses 2018

It's often thought that being a good manager stems from a natural ability to lead. And while in part that might be true, most of the skills we have are learned, and are continually improved during our professional lives.

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So whether you want to boost your current management skills, or kick-start your new role as a manager, we've got an online course for you.

Read on for the best online course for management and IT management.

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Udemy

Udemy

Udemy is a great place to start if you just want to dip your toe in or brush up on management techniques. Courses start from as little as £10 and include on-demand videos and written supplements.

Collaborative Management: Boost your Management skills

In this course, you'll learn the basics of collaborative management, project management and managing resources.

Duration: One hour of on-demand video

Management Skills: Essentials for The New Manager

Designed for new managers, this course will show the audience how to motivate and encourage employees, resolve conflict and engage with a variety of different types of people.

Duration: 11 hours of on-demand video

Management Skills: Effective Communication for Managers

If you're looking for useful techniques to help improve your communication with employees then this course is definitely one to consider. You'll learn how to influence team performance by delegating, prioritising your time and of course communicating in an encouraging way.

Duration: Three hours of on-demand video

FutureLearn

FutureLearn

FutureLearnprovides thousands of free online courses from top universities and large organisations. FutureLearn offers loads of options for managers, ranging from three-day courses to four-week training.

Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager

This course from the Open University provides a solid overview of what it takes to become a successful manager. It aims to help you find your management style and highlight the importance of data and information in making decisions for your team.

Leading and Managing People-Centred Change

Supported by the University of Durham, this online course focuses on how new and existing managers can deliver change effectively, and keep people at the centre of all actions.

Management and Leadership: Leading a Team

Another Open University-led course, this online management training will offer advice on building the right team, interacting successfully with stakeholders and managing individual performance and team welfare.

Managing People: Engaging Your Workforce

This course aims to equip managers with the skills to engage and motivate employees. Supported by the University of Reading, you'll be offered practical trips to deal with managerial challenges and to lead a team effectively.

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ICS Learn

ICS Learnprovides a whole host of online courses from recognised awarding bodies including the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), and the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM). It also offers flexible payment plans so you can pay monthly or for courses in whole.

For management courses, ICS Learn provides five which are supported by the ILM awarding body.

These courses are aimed at differing skill sets and management experience - level one is for new managers and level five for more established ones - with all courses providing tips and structured frameworks for managing a team efficiently. They also take time to get to know you as a manager, so each course can be fit for all different styles.

NobleProg

NobleProg

NobleProg lets you choose between courses held in private classrooms, virtual classrooms or public classrooms. Prices vary and NobleProg's are probably the most expensive compared to the other course providers listed. However, it does offer the largest range of management courses and even features industry-specific training.

Take a look at their full course list here.

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