Effective delegation is an essential skill to learn if you want to be an effective manager. After all, the best managers don’t strive to be super-heroes.
Instead, they are exceptional at picking good people to do what they need to have done, and then letting them get on with it.
However delegating effectively can be difficult. It means identifying the right tasks to delegate, overcoming barriers to delegation and taking the time to delegate properly so that everyone knows what they’re expected to do and by when.
When it’s done right the benefits are numerous and improve the working lives of everyone involved from the managers to the staff and it has wide ranging benefits to the organisation
as a whole.
This course will start with the essentials - defining exactly what we mean by delegation and why it’s so important. It then goes into details about, the elements of delegation, overcoming the barriers to delegation, how you can choose which tasks to delegate and who to the process of delegation and much more.
What you will Learn / Course Modules
- What is delegation, and why is it so important?
- Elements of delegation
- The benefits of delegation
- Overcoming the barriers to delegation
- Choosing what to delegate
- Who you should delegate to
- The process of delegation
- Completion, follow-up and evaluation
Who can take the Effective Delegation course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course. Anyone over the age of 16 can take the Effective Delegation.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
What is the structure of the course?This course is video based. Each of the modules comprises a video with detailed instructions. At the end of each module is a test. You are free to spend as long as you like watching the video before you take the end of module test.
Is there a test at the end of the course?Yes, you must take an online test before you receive your certification.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get a second opportunity to take the test again after further study.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Effective Delegation course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
Can I apply for an NUS card?Yes. All New Skills Academy students can apply for an NUS card. Details of how to do so will be available in your account once your order has been processed.