Taught course

Developing team leader skills (online short course)

Open University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements.

The course will require around 10 hours to complete. You can begin at any time during the life of the course and study at your own pace.

Months of entry


Course content

You will learn about the different types of teams that exist in organisations, the skills needed to lead and operate within a team and the importance of developing a learning culture to increase the team's resilience. You'll have opportunities to consider your own practice as a team leader or team member and develop your teamwork skills and tools to enable better performance. The course includes a variety of videos, case studies, discussions, quizzes and activities for you to use based on your own experiences and learning as a team member and/or team leader.

You will learn to:

  • understand the challenges of teamworking in an ever-changing environment
  • apply a variety of techniques to develop your teamworking skills in practice
  • create a team charter with agreed goals, roles and responsibilities
  • build team resilience
  • reflect on key learning and applications to your professional practice.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.1 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
End-of-course quiz100

Course contact details

The Open University