Becoming a manager may have been a dream job and an aspiration for a long time. You are keen to do your new job well. Study New Managers' Toolkit programme offered by The Open University UK.  


The benefit of recognition, remuneration and control over your everyday environment seem obvious. You probably like people too and want to get the best from your staff. So why does it all seem so daunting now you are there? Why does it seem so much more complex and stressful? 

The New Managers' Toolkit programme offered by The Open University UK will help you learn about some of the basic principles and techniques of management and help you develop your own effective management style.

You will develop your understanding of the different roles played by managers, manage disagreements and conflicts, solve problems while working with others in the face of constant change, and understand the common problems arising in communication.

Expert, confidential learner support is available when you need it from a learning adviser, who will respond to you direct within 24 hours. Other support is available via the course forum, library, StudentHome website and computing helpdesk.

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • identify the different roles a manager may be asked to take on and relate your own activities to these
  • understand why conflict occurs, and why it needs to be managed
  • recognise the symptoms of stress and respond constructively
  • identify and manage demands and constraints
  • apply tools and techniques to help you solve problems
  • help others respond to change
  • understand common problems in communicating
  • assess your own management skills
  • recognise your own development needs and be able to act upon them.
Professional recognition

Successful completion of the course enables us to recognise your achievement of the course learning by issuing an OU certificate that you can use to document your commitment to continuing professional development in your personal portfolio, or to provide evidence to employers or professional body.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The course will cover:
  • transition into management
  • management roles
  • communication
  • motivation
  • conflict
  • stress
  • leadership
  • finance
  • monitoring and control
  • problem-solving

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Although there are no formal academic requirements to study any of our CPD courses, you are expected to have some experience in the field and the course assumes a familiarity with the subject.
  • You can register and begin at any time during the life of the course. You can study at your own pace and submit your work-based activity at any date before the final submission date for the course. Information about the final submission date is available when you register for the course.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    295 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 295 GBP for the full programme and a duration of  .
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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