Learn how to control your time and focus on your priorities.
Delivery: Live online & in-person workshops
Price: £395 + VAT
Length: 1 Day

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Course overview

Regain control of your time on this one day time management course.

By the end of this fun, interactive training course you will have learned how to:

  1. Effectively manage your time and priorities.
  2. Increase your productivity by focusing more time on your most important goals.
  3. Spot ‘time vampires’ that consume your time and permanently delegate them.
  4. Relax as you have a clear plan to achieve your goals despite inevitable interruptions.

You will return to work with a personalised time management Action Plan. This will detail exactly how you are going to make lasting improvements to your time management. It will ensure that the learning from your training course is translated into an enduring change in how your work.

Let us show you how to make your working day less stressful, more productive and much more enjoyable.

Watch one of our trainers quickly talk you through the course below.

Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

She started her career as an engineer before moving to a global pharmaceutical company, where she spent 18 years. While she was there she progressed through a variety of leadership and technical roles across HR, customer service and training.

Course Details

• Understanding what’s important to you. What are your key objectives?
• How your personal values impact your time.
• Time stealers
• Procrastination

• Prioritising – Urgent vs Important tasks using the Eisenhower Matrix
• Planning tools and tips including the four D’s of time management
• Avoiding or managing distractions
• Dealing with time vampires
• Keeping deadlines and promises
• Being able to say NO assertively
• Coping with the unexpected
• Learn how to harness your energy

• The benefits of delegation
• What to delegate
• When to delegate
• How to delegate and to whom

• My one-month goal plan
• My one-year goal plan
• More ways you can make extra time

This course is for people who want to learn how to make much better use of their time.

If you feel out of control, or that your day-to-day workload doesn’t leave time for your key objectives is the ideal course for you.

We ask that you keep a time diary for a week or so your training day. This is a simple list of how you have spent your working time during that week, and the key issues that you’ve faced.

This is not vital, however, we find that people that do this get the most out of this course.

To see our other professional development courses see: Professional Development Courses.

London Training Centre
Fleet House, 8 - 12 New Bridge St
London, EC4N 7BE
Tel: 0203 143 8100


Guildford Training Centre
Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road
Guildford, GU2 7YG
Tel: 01483 380 390


 We provide everything you’ll need for a really fun, productive day.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm.

When you book with us we include:

  • Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day.
  • Comfortable, fully air-conditioned classrooms
  • An A4 copy of the materials to take home.
  • Some of the friendliest trainers on the planet!

Please come wearing whatever you are most comfortable in. There is no dress code for our courses.


We’ll happily create a custom time management course for you. 

Simply let us know exactly where you would like to focus on during the pre-course consultation and we’ll create one just for you.

With our custom time management training courses we can offer great flexibility:

  • 1-2-1 or in-house with your colleagues?
  • At your offices or in one of our centres?
  • Focusing only on certain key topics?
  • What types of activities would work best?
  • How would you like the materials presented?


Time Management FAQs

We will send you a booking confirmation as soon as we process your email.

This will include full details of your booking and also a full tax invoice.

It should contain all the information that you need.

However, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re here to help.

We accept credit and debit cards and also direct bank transfers.

No there is no dress code.

Please come wearing whatever you are most comfortable in.

If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know when you book.

This will allow us to confirm that we can accommodate your needs before you book the course.

You can change your dates up to 14 days before the course start date, subject to an administration fee of £95 + VAT.

Changes cannot be made to the booking within 14 days of the course start date.

Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.

No. We provide everything that you need for the training day.

The only potential cost might betravel to and from the training venue and accommodation overnight if that is required.

This course is for anyone struggling with their time management and workload.

Classic signs of this are, if you are struggling with effectively planning and executing your key objectives.

Other telltale signs that this course would work well for you include frequent:
1. Procrastination
2. Running late
3. Overscheduling yourself
4. Being forced to rush jobs to hit deadlines as you are behind
5. Lacking genuine control of your workload

Conversely, if you find that you are able to spend the majority of your time focused on your most important tasks then you are probably already managing your time well.

Yes, we do. We offer 6 months of post-course support.

During this period if you are struggling to implement the techniques that we cover on this course let us know and we’ll get your trainer to make contact.

Depending on what the issue is we may offer email or phone support. We will provide whichever we feel will provide you with the best support.

Our time management training is highly personalised. We don’t take the cookie cutter approach that many other time management courses do.

Learning effective time management tools and techniques is only half of the battle. The key is then to look at how you can implement those tools and techniques in your own particular situation.

For some people effective delegation will offer a useful solution. For others, other techniques (learning to deal with disruptions for example) will a more effective time management solution.

Good time management skills will make sure that you’re using your time effectively.

Other things being equal, using your time more effectively will allow you to deliver:

  1. Higher quality work: You’ll spend more time on your key priorities.
  2. More timely work: You’ll be planning more clearly and effectively.
  3. More creative work: Reducing your stress levels will allow you to be more creative.
  4. Better work relationships: Feeling in control of your time will naturally make you more relaxed.
  5. Strategic solutions: Not feeling rushed naturally encourages you to think more long term.

Time is irreplaceable. Almost all resources (like money) can be replaced but once a portion of time is gone it’s gone.

Given that many people argue that time is the most valuable resource you have (rightly!) and argue that you need to plan and use it effectively.

Effective time management naturally leads you to be:

  1. Focused: If you’re not focused you’re wasting your time.
  2. Organised: In order to manage your time efficiently you have to be organised.
  3. Long-term: Good time management encourages the investment of small amounts of time upfront to save much larger amounts in future. This is the essence of long-term thinking.


The four D’s of time management is a very well established time management technique.

This technique involves assessing all of your outstanding tasks and putting them into one of four D categories.

The four D’s of time management are:

    1. Do: Important, urgent, only you can do. You should do these things as soon as possible.
    2. Defer: Important, not urgent, only you can do. Do not do these today but plan for when you will do them as they’re important.
    3. Delegate: Important and others can do. You should pass this task to someone else to complete.
    4. Delete: Not important. Some tasks are not worth completing. For these simply delete them.

Although it relates to low-level tasks the last point ‘Delete’ is often what people find the most difficult. It goes against our training to be thorough and detailed oriented. R

emember you’re not simply not doing the task and so being lazy. You’re doing the hard work of making sure that you’re using your time well and going to use that time for more important things.

When delegating a task you should do this to the least experienced person capable of completing the task. This will stretch them and help with their personal development.

All of these things are linked by time management.

If you have strong time management skills you will have a clear plan for your workload and have scheduled the work that is required.

Your plan will make you feel in control of your workload and so you are not likely to feel stressed.

You will be a happy, motivated, enthusiastic team member.

Conversely, poor planning of your workload will leave you feeling stressed and out of control. A situation in which you are unlikely to feel happy or helpful.


Yes. We offer both classroom training and online training.

Our virtual online training has been carefully designed to mimic our in-person new training as closely as possible.

This course includes all of the content we use in our physical time management courses.

One of our favourite time management tools is the Eisenhower matrix.

It allows you to quickly sort between your objectives and prioritise them.

We teach a number of tools and methods during this course as different tools will be most useful in different situations.

The Action Priority Matrix is one of a number of great ways to review your To-Do list and diary to ensure you are focused on your highest impact and highest return activities.

This is something that we cover in this time management training course.

We have created a worksheet that walks you through the exercise.

All you need to do is print it out and follow it through step-by-step.