Press Release: Applications closing soon for Leadership and Management training and qualifications

Optical professionals who want to boost their career in management are encouraged to apply now for the new Management & Leadership Diploma and Management Essentials Certificate from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).  Study is carried out 100% online and the closing date for applications for training leading to these qualifications is Friday 17th April 2020

The new series of training courses and qualifications are in association with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) who also assess and award the qualification. Pitched at Level 5, ABDO Management & Leadership training is a great way to turn any informal learning into a recognised qualification through an online course of study and assessment.  The qualification awarded by CMI is well recognised. Students get membership of CMI and access to the support and materials that they offer including the fantastic ManagementDirect online resource. It is an ideal way for employers to develop existing managers and train up those aspiring to a role in management.

Nick Walsh from ABDO says, “These courses are the ideal next step for any manager, whether you are starting out or looking to formalise knowledge and experience gained in practice.” ABDO training is via e-learning, and the qualification can be completed at either a diploma or certificate level.

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Notes to Editors

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  3. ABDO represents over 6000 qualified dispensing opticians in the United Kingdom. Registered office, 199, Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD.
  4. Specific details of the training are as follows:

Tutor support is provided. E-learning is utilised to remove time away from work. There are three optional workshops to assist learning and understanding

Management & Leadership Diploma:

Completion of 8 units: 400 hours total learning carried out over 12 months.

o   Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success

o   Managing Performance

o   Managing the Customer Experience

o   Principles of Developing a Skilled and Talented Workforce

o   Managing Quality and Continuous Improvement

o   Principles of Delivering Coaching and Mentoring

o   Managing Conflict

o   Managing Finance

Management Essentials Certificate:

140-160 hours total learning carried out over 3-6 months. Completion of 3 units:

o   Management Essentials Certificate

  • Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
  • Managing Performance
  • Managing the Customer Experience

Visit the ABDO website to find out more and apply