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Free Online Team Leader Training Course - Scotland

Provide essential guidance, direction and instruction

This free course is designed to provide adult learners in Scotland with the knowledge and understanding required to successfully lead a team.

Free Online Team Leader Training Course - Scotland​

Course detail

Free online course

The free courses is fully-funded by HM Government.

No fee, no card details and no trial periods.

Certificate included

The certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing a nationally recognised level 2 certification.

Course duration

The free online course takes an average of 6-12 weeks to complete.

This is based on 4-5 hours of weekly study.

100% online

The free course is 100% online.

Course features

Flexible learning

Learn from the security of your home, office or wherever you feel comfortable.

No exams

You will complete assessment questions based on the skills and knowledge you have gained from the manageable course units.

Expert support

A tutor will be allocated who will support you throughout the free course and provide valuable feedback against your assessments.


Our free training is centred around continued professional development.

Join thousands of learners in growing both professionally and personally.

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About this free online course

The objectives of this certification are to help learners to:

  • Develop their knowledge of the principles of team leading
  • Develop their understanding of business
  • Develop the knowledge needed to support communication with a range of stakeholders at different levels
Strong team leadership is essential for providing guidance, direction and instruction within a group and inevitably leads to more effective teamwork and more motivated employees.
Being able to manage a team effectively is critical in the current job market, where employee productivity and team outcomes are closely monitored.

Employees supervised by highly engaged leadership teams are 39% more likely to be engaged themselves.

Source: Gallup

Course content

Your free course is split into manageable units.

Principles of team leading

Explore the various leadership styles and the impact of team dynamics as well as the techniques that are essential to effectively manage a team’s workload.

Understand business

Develop an understanding of the different organisational structures and the business environment. You will develop your knowledge of the principles of business planning and finance within an organisation, as well as business reporting, management responsibilities and accountabilities within an organisation.

Learn the principles and techniques behind work-related communication through both verbal and written forms. Develop skills in understanding a range of documents required for different types of meetings in a business environment.

How to manage performance and conflict in the workplace

Discover how to manage team performance through benchmarking, as well as how to manage underperformance within a team and conflict in the workplace.

Principles of equality and diversity in the workplace

Explore themes of equality and diversity in the workplace, including the potential consequences of failing to comply with the relevant legislation.

How to develop working relationships with colleagues

Explore the principles of effective teamwork and how to be a ‘buddy’. This unit also covers the benefits of effective team working, how to give feedback constructively and the techniques that may be used to resolve team conflict.

Health and safety procedures in the workplace

Discover the main health and safety responsibilities and laws affecting the workplace as well as the employers’ and employees’ responsibilities in relation to health and safety, as well as the support that is available for employees.

How to develop and deliver a presentation

Explore the development and delivery of presentations, you will discover the advantages and limitations of various forms of media, look at the factors affecting contingency plans and consider different ways to evaluate presentations.

Get certified

Receive an in-demand certificate – your certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing the nationally recognised certification.

HM government funding

We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund this free online course.

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