Office Manager Course


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To provide an intense exposure to the varied skills needed by an office manager in a modern workplace. To provide confidence and the ability to perform efficiently within your organisation.

Course Format

Face to face three-day office manager course with live virtual tutors giving a mixture of theory, interactive sessions and practical exercises.

Course Content

The course comprises a mixture of theory, interactive sessions and practical exercises.

The key functions of an Office Manager

  • Understand why your role is important.
  • Key duties and skills
  • What is an Office Manager?  The role defined.

Knowledge of related functional areas

  • HR (Human Resources) functions and activities- induction process
  • Project management and planning – an overview.
  • Health and Safety for Office Managers
  • Facilities and premises management
  • Budgeting and finance

Setting objectives

  • Why are objectives important?
  • How to set objectives for your team
  • How to  co-ordinate with higher-level  objectives


  • Learn the finer points on why effective communication is so important; become an effective communicator and leader
  • Learn the importance of assertiveness in performing your role
  • Assertive versus Passive behaviour

Confidence building – get your own “can do” mindset!

  • How to build your self-confidence and become a more effective performer and leader
  • Lead through example
  • Learn how to spread this confidence  into the wider team

Business acumen

  • Negotiate effectively
  • Get the most out of your budget
  • Decision-making techniques
  • Problem-solving
  • Developing and recording new office procedures for streamlining and efficiency

Handling difficulty

  • Manage stress in yourself and the team
  • Effective conflict management

Leadership – Be a great team leader; discover how your team can reward you.

  • Delegation and supervision
  • Team working and leadership
  • Motivation- how to find the magic touch
  • Importance and application of objectives in the team and group dynamics
  • Working well with colleagues
  • Coaching as a tool

Managing time – get your priorities right and stay on top of your role.

  • Time management
  • Prioritisation
  • Organising the team

The importance of the client

  • Why are customers so important
  • How to keep this  in focus
  • Complaint handling

Your future career

  • Career Development plan


“The most effective learning course I’ve ever been on”

Dates and Duration

Three-day course 10:30 to 16:30.

Suitable for

Administrative professionals looking to become a supervisor or office manager; existing office managers looking to enhance on the job performance and knowledge/skill base.

We offer an Office Manager Diploma for Office Managers looking for a more comprehensive and longer programme. This programme will combine the Office Manager Course with a Microsoft Office Diploma for Office Managers.

Course Benefits

  • Job readiness
  • Increase in confidence
  • Expand skillset
  • CPD accreditation

Course Outcome

  • Improved employability and confidence on the job.
  • CPD Certification on successful completion

The CPD qualification (Continuing Professional Development) is a form of accredited training required by many professional bodies such as solicitors, barristers, accountants and many more.

Not only are CPD Courses well respected and known across the globe, but they are also often required for certain industries. A CPD accredited course on your CV is likely to benefit your job prospects greatly.

Additional information


29 Nov – 1 Dec 2021, 7 – 9 February 2022, Book A Different Date