Effective Leadership Training

CPD Approved
Effective Leadership
For me
For teams
  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£125 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Effective Leadership training course will provide employers and employees with the information they need to develop and deepen the attributes, behaviours, values and practices of effective leadership.

The course describes how to enrich management competencies, strategic and operational decision making, together with developing skills and techniques for problem solving, leading change and organisational development. It focuses on advancing leadership proficiencies and leveraging them for measurable, sustained impact in a range of business environments. 

This course was last audited on: 10th Feb 2023
  • Designed by business professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3-4 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

By taking this course you have the opportunity to:

  • Gain self-awareness of your leadership characteristics and your professional development needs.
  • Strengthen your preparedness and skills to lead others.
  • Deploy appropriate leadership tools for specific situations and desired outcomes.
  • Efficiently and effectively develop the capacity of those whom you lead.
  • Develop a culture of continuing professional learning within your organisation.
  • Know how to navigate planned organisational change.
  • Respond successfully to unexpected outcomes and imposed challenges.

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Course content


In this introduction to the course, you'll be provided with a framework to understand your experiences as a leader, establish your learning outcomes, and familiarise yourself with the techniques that personalise this course to your leadership style.

2Understanding Yourself as a Leader

This module is designed to encourage critical self-reflection and proactive personal development. You will establish and develop a personal leadership and management profile, that you'll use as a basis for critical self-appraisal and as a template for understanding others.

3Executive Coaching and Self-Care

Building on the leadership profile that you'll create in the previous module, you'll be introduced to the idea of executive coaching as a way for the organisational leader to maintain their ability to lead. The module explains how to make use of a coach and how to maintain health and well-being in the 21st century.

4A Leadership Toolkit

This module introduces six core leadership tools for use in day to day leadership contexts. It is designed as a starting point for the leader who will go on to build their own personal toolkit. It is founded on established theories of thinking and communication. The module explains each tool and how it might be applied.

5Understanding Those You Lead

This module builds on the previous three by putting those concepts into leadership contexts. It describes how to appreciate the diversity in employees and bring this to bear on shared outcomes and targets. The module goes on to describe team audits and looks at the new science of motivation.

6Professional Learning

Developing on the previous module, this module looks at how a leader can establish a culture of professional learning and development. It shows you how to select the best learning opportunities when time and money may be short.

7Leading Organisational Change

This module brings the previous modules together in the context of leading change. It introduces tools for change and links leadership competencies to planning for successful organisational evolution.


In this final module, you'll look at how to lead when the best-laid plans and most effective leadership do not bring expected results. It looks at the challenges around mistakes, setbacks and failure, and the issues that can arise with working relationships.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This course has been designed for those who want to build on their existing leadership effectiveness or for those who are looking to move into leadership positions to improve their preparedness for the role.

If you are new to a Leadership or Management role and you want to develop the foundations to help you succeed, then our Leadership & Management Training Course might be more suitable for you.

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Add your chosen course to your basket. Once you’ve added all the courses you need, follow our step-by-step checkout process where you can purchase using Debit or Credit card.

For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.

Simply click the "Get Started" button on the email, and from there you can select whether the training is for yourself or for your team.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact support@highspeedtraining.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.