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ABDO Management courses closing soon

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 leadership and management courses 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 Thursday 4 April 2024. 

Launched in 2020, the series of training courses and qualifications is run in association with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) who also assess and award the qualifications.

There are four courses available:

  • Management and leadership diploma
  • Continuing improvement certificate
  • Growing leader certificate
  • Management essentials certificate

ABDO management and leadership training is a great way to turn any informal learning into a recognised qualification through a 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 to train up those aspiring to a role in management.

ABDO training is via e-learning, removing the need for time away from the business to complete study. There will be optional workshops to allow students to extend their knowledge.

Feedback from students: 

“I’m enjoying learning the actual principles of management and leadership and seeing how I can improve within practice.”

“Management is a role I’ve done previously where I don’t have a qualification, so I am delighted to be working towards this. I never realised there are so many tools and theories which can help you in developing, managing and leading individuals.”

“I’d absolutely recommend this course to others. I’d advise always to try and stretch yourself a little, this course offers just that and will be useful to anyone who is already in a similar role or looking to further their career in coaching, management or owning a business.”

Applications close 4 April 2024, study starts 1 May 2024. 

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