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The nuts and bolts of managing people

A summary where you can check whether this course meets your development needs and review pre-work, online tools and course dates.

Course overview

An introduction for all new line managers on the responsibilities and processes involved in managing people at the University.

2019/20 courses: This course is likely to run in November, January, April and July. Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

This is a 2 part course consisting of an online module and a face to face session. Please note that you are required to undertake BOTH parts of the course and you must complete the online part prior to attending one of the face to face sessions.

The face to face session will cover the following topics:

  • The employee lifecycle: manager's role and procedures (recruitment, appointment, probation, SDPR and performance review).
  • The University's management ethos.
  • Key legal concepts and attendant duties including: health, safety and wellbeing, equality and diversity, developing self and others.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for you if:

  • you are line managing for the first time or are new to the University.
  • you have been appointed to a management role but have not taken it up yet.

Presenters: Simon Inger, Learning & Organisational Development Manager; Ian Beck, HR Business Partner and Paul Maggs or Amanda Chapman, Health and Safety Advisers


Review and complete pre-work for this course.

Before attending this course you will need to:

  • complete the Moodle course called ‘Nuts and Bolts of Managing People’ (self enrol using the enrolement key 'NABOMP').

The module has three parts (each taking approx. 30mins to complete) and concludes with a short quiz.

Intended learning outcomes

Check whether this course meets your development needs.

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Describe your key accountabilities as a manager
  • Explain the importance of equality and diversity across the employee lifecycle
  • Find the relevant policies, procedures and guidance to enable you to support staff throughout the employee lifecycle
  • Describe how your behaviour as a manager is consistent with the University's strategy and ethos
  • Plan your own professional development as a leader and manager

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

Review how this course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups.

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. The three key behaviours related to this course are listed below:

  • Managing self and personal skills
  • Engaging with the wider context
  • Developing self and others

Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.

Related online learning and resources

Access online tools and support on-demand.

Book or cancel your place

Find out how to book or cancel your place, plus read guidance on required timescales and discussions with your managers.

Discussing your learning and development with your line manager

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking, and have also jointly discussed the following with your line manager to ensure that the training is suitable and your learning can be transferred back to the workplace:

  • how this training will help to deliver your individual/team goals
  • the expected outcomes (i.e. what is expected to change/improve as a result)
  • any support required post-course to enable you to transfer your learning back to the workplace

Your manager will receive an automated notification when you book or cancel a place on a course using ESS.

Book a place

Once a course date has been arranged you can book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). You must book a place to be able attend. Download instructions on how to book your place using ESS.

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

Cancel your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Download instructions on how to cancel your place using ESS.

Please cancel your place as early as possible, and at least 3 days in advance, to allow others to book instead.

Course dates

  • Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

You can review and complete the pre-work for this course and access the related online learning and resources at any time, even if you have not booked a place yet.

Booking details

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If you have any questions, please contact us.