Time management for administrators: managing time and workload

Course summary

Our Time management training course for administrators look at what time management means and explores the key tools for managing our time. Participants are encouraged to keep a diary for a short period before the course and we will use this to analyse strengths and weaknesses. There are a range of practical tips, tools and techniques to help you prioritise and use your time effectively as well as managing your paperwork and workstation. There is time for sharing experiences with others through open, group discussions, and you will consider practical, real-life examples with suggested solutions. This course is not designed to sell you an expensive ‘time management system’ – just lots of practical ideas and skills which really do make a difference.

LP, Peter Bedford Housing Association
“This course was very helpful and gave me good techniques and methods to take away with me. The trainer was very knowledgeable and kept it interesting. The resources and facilities are brilliant.”
KP, Cancer Research UK
“The course definitely met my objective of increasing my confidence in managing my time at work. I feel like I now have some tools and strategies to deal with my varied, every-changing workload.”
MS, The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
“Good to have someone who is experienced and knows how to help and make you feel comfortable.”
SQ, Scripture Union
“I have changed the way I structure my days, using my good energy levels in the morning for bigger tasks and leaving those I enjoy doing until the afternoon. ”
AB, Trend Control Systems Ltd
“The course was brilliant and I would definitely recommend it!”

Course dates and location

All our training courses are being delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

16 April 2024
18 June 2024
06 August 2024

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

Time Management Training Courses in London (for administrators)

The Time management training course for administrators takes a practical approach to all aspects of managing time and workload. Over the day you will cover:

  • understanding and using the four time management tools
  • how to prioritise your work effectively
  • practising prioritising tasks and gaining confidence about doing this
  • planning your time and planning your day
  • how to construct and use a simple Gantt chart
  • how to deal with interruptions and be able to control calls – incoming and outgoing
  • managing email overload
  • how to run and participate in an effective meeting
  • managing your manager
  • how to control both your flow of paperwork and your workstation
  • making a realistic programme for putting what you have learned into practice
  • a year of free support

Participants are asked to keep a diary for a couple of days before the course, and to bring it along with them for assessment.

All our training courses are delivered virtually. The webinar systems used do not require software download.

This Time management for administrators training is designed for everyone who needs help with their time management but feels they haven’t got time to find it. In one practical, skills-based course you will learn how to take control of your time and use it as effectively as you would like. This course is suitable for administrators and all other office staff who struggle with a heavy workload. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

This Time management training will help you understand your own strengths and weaknesses around time management and find the right solutions for you. It will enable you to prioritise tasks effectively, organise your workstation and meet your deadlines.

The Centre offers a wide programme of other administration courses, including Administration skills; The Executive PA and Assertiveness skills. You might also want to take a look at Customer care and telephone skills and Project management.

  • £469 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £522 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

(if so please specify – please note, this information will be kept private and only used to ensure we can support your learning needs on the day(s) of the course)

(e.g. dietary, access, religious)

We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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