Time Management

Learn time management strategies and tools with this online course. Be more effective and efficient in business, work and your private life.

Course CodeBBS208
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

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Learn to manage your time better

  • At work
  • In Business
  • In your personal life

Some people are better at managing time than others. Most people though, even relatively good time managers, can improve their time management. In doing so work and life more widely can become more productive and run more smoothly.

Who is this course for?

Business owners, managers, supervisors, coaches, teachers, students - just about anyone  can benefit from sharpening their time management skills.

Our Time Management course can assist you master one of the most important skills for life- this course will not only help you improve your productivity at work and become more organised, when you have effective time management skills, you will be less stressed and even be prepared for unexpected events.

Time Management tools and strategies are essential life skills, so if you think that you could benefit from managing your time more effectively, this course should be on your Professional Development to do list.

Lesson Structure

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Nature & Scope of Time Management
    • Outcomes of Good Time Management
    • Importance of good time management at school or college
    • IMPORTANCE of good time management at work
    • Importance of good time management at home
    • Links to work/life balance
    • Work/Life Balance & Health
    • Relaxation & Reflection
    • A Few Cautionary Notes
  2. Obstacles to Time Management
    • Personal Barriers
    • Identifying your Time Management Personality Type
    • Conscious and unconscious barriers to Time Management
    • The Consequences of Poor Time Management
  3. Time Management Strategies
    • Key strategies
    • Planning
    • Setting Goals
    • Time management at home and at work
    • General Tips for Students
    • Time management techniques
    • Pomodoro Technique
    • 45/15
    • Time Boxing
    • Sequential Scheduling – Batches
  4. Time Management Assessment Tools
    • Introduction
    • Auditing Your Time
    • Self-Assessment
    • Identifying Your Potential Timewasters
  5. Prioritising Time
    • Introduction to prioritising
    • HOW TO prioritise
    • Techniques for prioritising
    • Kanban Board
    • Covey’s Time Management Matrix
    • Moscow
    • Workload management skills
  6. Maintaining Productivity
    • Measuring Productivity
    • Motivation tools
    • OKR
    • SCRUM
    • Maintaining energy levels
  7. Effective Delegation
    • What is delegation?
    • Reasons Why Some Managers Fail to Delegate
    • How can delegation help with time management?
    • Problems Associated with Failure to Delegate
    • Micromanagement & Poor Time Management
    • When to delegate
    • Benefits of Delegation
    • How to delegate
    • Some delegation Tools
  8. Other Time Management Tools
    • Changing Mindset
    • Some Habits to Try and Avoid
    • Other time management tools
    • Staying on Track with calendars & planners

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


  • Discuss the role of time management in all aspects of life.
  • Identify what impacts your ability to effectively manage your time.
  • Explain key strategies which can be employed to help with good time management.
  • Assess how you are currently using your time.
  • Identify the ways in which you can prioritise your workload as an approach to managing time.
  • Determine how productivity levels can be sustained and managed.
  • Determine how and when to use the delegation approach to assist with time management.
  • Describe other time management tools not covered elsewhere which can help people to optimise their use of time.


Everyone is different. Our genetics as well as our upbringing, shapes the person we are. There are all sorts of things that can become barriers to effective time management -and often those barriers are no fault of your own. They may be simply a result of the circumstances you find yourself in, or how you developed through childhood. Circumstances can however always improve if you recognise and understand issues that might be affecting you, and have tools to deal better with those issues.

 Some potential personal barriers to good time management include:

  • Personality traits
  • Conscious and unconscious barriers
  • Self-awareness
  • Intelligence
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Health
  • Motivation
  • Expectations of others
  • The consequences of poor time management
  • Wasting time – procrastination, organisational skills
  • Education
  • Culture


Managers and supervisors can have a great impact upon productivity in a workplace if they can identify and address time management issues with the staff they are managing. This course can be a valuable learning experience for any business owner, manager or supervisor who has not studied toime management before.


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