Time Management

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

Good Time Management is a Critical Tool for Managers and Business Owners

It leads to a more considered approach to management decisions, achieving priorities first, organising available labour better; and ultimately improved productivity. Time management is essential in many situations including:

  • accomplishing tasks by deadlines
  • organising events
  • scheduling others
  • running a department or business
  • being at work on time
  • managing your home or personal life

There are many situations within the business world where people have to be even more efficient with their time due to reduced workers, tighter deadlines or delays to deliveries. Effective time management can help to ensure that tasks are completed, even with unexpected interuptions.

This course has been designed for:

  • Employees wanting to demonstrate their effectiveness in the work place
  • Managers needing to use their time more efficiently 
  • Supervisors who want to support their team in becoming more productive
  • Business owners who are juggling multiple roles
  • Anyone who finds managing their time a challenge, at work or in their personal lives

Join the course and discover lots of tools and techniques to help you, or your team, improve their time management.

Lesson Structure

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Nature and 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 and health
    • Relaxation and reflection
    • A few cautionary notes
  2. Obstacles to Time Management
    • Personal Barriers
    • Identifying your time management personality type
    • Firefighter/ superhero
    • Multitasker
    • Over committer
    • Under estimator
    • Perfectionist
    • Procrastinator
    • Improvisor
    • Over sharer
    • Early bird
    • Turtle
    • Researcher
    • 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
    • Analyse data
    • Benefits of a time audit
    • Self-Assessment
    • Identifying your own potential time wasters
  5. Prioritising Time
    • Introduction to prioritising
    • HOW TO prioritise
    • Pareto principle
    • Techniques for prioritising
    • Kanban Board
    • Covey’s Time Management Matrix
    • MoSCoW (Must have, Should have, Wish, Could have)
    • Workload management skills
  6. Maintaining Productivity
    • Measuring productivity
    • Cost benefit analysis
    • Teem feedback, peer assessment
    • Time tracking
    • Profitability
    • KPI's, Customer feedback
    • Motivation tools
    • OKR (objectives and key results)
    • SCRUM - Team roles, key elements, scrum ceremonies
    • Busywork - keeping busy versus being productive
    • 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, some habits to avoid
    • Other time management tools
    • Calendars and planners
    • Diaries
    • Software planners
    • Spreadsheets
    • Time tracking software
    • Staying on track with calendars and planners


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


There are lots of reasons why you should sign up to do this course with us, including:

  • The course is detailed to ensure that you have the level of knowledge required to apply the practices in the work place,helping you to improve productivity, motivation and efficiency
  • Within each lesson you have the opportunity to apply your learning to activities which enables you to practice different concepts and expand your own research in areas of interest
  • Knowledge of how to apply time management within the work place will enable you to stand out from other applicants when it comes to applying for jobs, it will also give you greater confidence
  • Having the knowledge of different time management techniques will not only help you in the work place but it will also help improve your time management in other areas of your life as well
  • Our subject specialist tutors will be there to support you throughout your course, they are only too happy to share their industry knowledge and experience with you
  • When studying with us you set your own deadlines, meaning you study at your own pace enabling it to fit around other commitments


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