Aspiring Managers Training Course

Our aspiring managers training course is changing the culture in some of the largest companies around and our trainers and authors are all specialists in their field and experienced business leaders and managers.

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In-Person Training Sessions

There are three pillars to all the training we deliver (virtually and in person):

    1. Ensuring all your training goals are met

    2. Implementing accountability

    3. Delivering up to date inclusive and enjoyable training that sticks

We deliver the one-day sessions at your workplace or a venue you book (local hotel etc), and they are usually 09:00 - 16:00 but we can start as early as 08:00

Sometimes a one-day course is just not enough so we run programs of any length to suit you and your team.

The Online Leadership and Management Training Academy

I'm often asked if team members from small businesses and organisations can join one of the 12-month programs and the answer is unfortunately no! The ones I deliver are closed sessions for specific companies.

However. I have now created an online leadership and management training academy that comes with weekly virtual (live and recorded) support from me and my team, answering any questions the learners have. It also comes with an accountability group, where we keep the learners accountable for achieving their training goals and a manager's pack so the learner's line manager can keep them accountable too. There is a little more information in the video.

The online leadership and management training academy is ideal for anyone who has been promoted without training, or for team members who are soon to be promoted, for team members who find it difficult to get together every month and if you only have a couple of team members that need training.

There are 12 modules and you or your learners work through one per month

This is an online platform that is unlike any you've seen before. It's presented by a multi-award-winning business manager/owner who is also a leadership training specialist. It holds your team members accountable for achieving the training goals and there is as much support as they need - Adrian Close

Client Feedback From an Aspiring Managers Training Program our Director of Learning DeliveredClient Feedback From an Aspiring Managers Training Program our Director of Learning Delivered

Are you looking for an aspiring managers training course for your future manager? 

Regardless of where you are in the world, our program will make a difference.

Our courses and programs have been written and delivered, by our leadership and management specialist (Adrian Close), to companies of all sizes to great success. As you can see from the feedback letter on the left, Adrian was invited back to the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education for three years on the strength of the program and continued results.

The training courses and longer programs are either held in person at your workplace or chosen venue or virtually via our Zoom account. The in person training program, which is held once per month, is usually from 09:30 - 16:30 but we can start from as early as 07:00 GMT and the virtual training program's sessions are 3 hours, twice per month - There's more information below.

Please don't hesitate to contact one of the team for further information

A little About Us

Primarily we are very experienced multi award-winning business managers and team leaders who are also qualified training consultants and published authors. We deliver and write our training programs from bloody nose experience not ivory tower philosophy. It’s OK covering the change curve (for example) in the change management session but it doesn’t teach you how to manage the actual change! So, we don’t use it. Instead we use tried and tested action focused techniques that have worked for us (and many of our clients) to implement change within our teams and businesses (we do use the change curve in our working within a changing environment session).

We also get so frustrated (and I’m sure you do too) with one day training courses and even some longer programs that don’t promote action. The tutor turns up, delivers a “presentation”, covers some interesting information and at the end leaves. The team have had a great day and leave happy with the day, but nothing happens, there’s no action = Poor return of investment

Before any training is delivered a lot of time is spent on ensuring the courses or bitesize sessions are right for you. We start with the end in mind and build all of your goals and core values into the heart of it so you are able to see the results instantly which makes for a great return on your investment. 

We specialise in management, leadership, coaching and HR courses and have done for many years - Please don't hesitate to contact one of the team to discuss your training goals

A Leadership and Management Training Program our Leadership Trainer Delivered in the North WestA Leadership and Management Training Program our Leadership Trainer Delivered in the North West

The Aspiring Managers Training Course Breakdown

The First-Time Manager’s Growth Academy where new and aspiring managers develop their knowledge and skills in a safe environmentThe First-Time Manager’s Growth Academy where new and aspiring managers develop their knowledge and skills in a safe environment

One day training courses

We deliver several one day courses which can either be a stand alone one day event or you can choose the ones that are most relevant to you to form a program - here's our list of one day courses - The full day courses can be broken up into two 3 hour sessions, delivered virtually if you prefer.

In-person training program

The 12 Month Action Focused Leadership and Management program is ideal for aspiring managers (Video below). The first session is all about becoming a first time manager and the rest of the program develops these skills as well as leadership, time management, coaching skills, HR skills and so much more.

Each session is usually from 09:30 - 16:30 and holds the leaners accountable for implementing the learning steps every month. Our clients have had some amazing results  

Virtual program

The virtual program is the same as the above just delivered virtually. Each session is 3 hours long (15 mins break in the middle). We'll deliver the sessions when it is beneficial for you, we can start from 07:00 GMT and you can either have the two sessions in the same day, consecutive days or once a fortnight (for example). It's a great way for a hybrid team to learn together and it is very action focused, very inclusive and very interactive

Our Aspiring Managers Mastery Program

The mastery program starts with a 5 day challenge for your aspiring managers to see if they are right for management - we run this challenge a few times a year but if you have a large number of aspiring managers we can offer you a bespoke one - I think we are the only training provider to offer this service. The beauty of the five days is that each day starts with a very short video (usually 3 - 4 minutes long) which explains the daily challenges. This video is available from 6am GMT, comes with an activity sheet and notes - each of the daily tasks take about 30 minutes to complete. We then discuss your team members findings/results in a fun virtual live session at 19:30 (GMT) - Monday to Friday - which is where a lot of learning and ah-ha moments happen - If a team member can't make a live it is recorded and posted in the group so no-one misses out or team members in different time zones can also take part. These PM session really do test your aspiring managers commitment. 

By the end of the week we always have a few that drop out which is great because they realise that management really is not for them and it leaves us with a more motivated group to work with. Once everyone is happy they progress to the 12 month mastery. This consists of 12 modules to work through. Modules consist of pre-recorded training videos, live training sessions, activities, small team group work sessions, worksheets and ask me anything/hot seat sessions - it's a fantastic program that you won't find anywhere else Contact our Director of Training Adrian Close to discuss it further.

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Some Client Feedback

The proof in our product, service and professionalism comes from our clients and you can find a link to our testimonials here. On several occasions’ clients have booked the 12-month Action Focused Leadership and Management Program on the back of attending the one day aspiring managers training course, in fact one booked the program during the first break – it’s that powerful!

Performance Management Training

"There has been so much I’ve gained from this session it is hard to list. The main thing I have taken from the training is greater confidence and motivation to be a great manager".  

"Adrian, you should bring your skills to the council as a “trouble shooter” Please come back again". Sarah – (Planning Team Manager) – Greater Cambridge Planning Department

Coaching Skills Training

"I found Adrian's delivery style excellent and he made time to talk through some of our issues at our level". David - (Management Team) - Sheffield College

Leadership Skills Training

"What a great day in Leadership Training yesterday with our management team. Thank you to Adrian Close for an inspiring training session. Some great takeaways I'd like to share:

  • Don't manage your time, manage your energy
  • What you permit, you promote
  • Don't expect them to change for you, change for them

By understanding the different personality types and behaviours in your team, can help you work together better to achieve that one centric goal". Lydia - (Marketing Manager) - Nimbus Hosting - Hertford

Aspiring Managers Training Course

Prefer the Self-Study Approach?

These very popular self study workbooks are available to buy for your team.

Watch them grow and take action as they work through the books and implement the tips and techniques within their teams.

The information within is taken from our one day training sessions we deliver to all types of industries (in person or virtually) and have been written by Adrian Close our leadership and management training specialist

Leadership Skills WorkbookLeadership Skills Workbook


Management Skills WorkbookManagement Skills Workbook


Coaching Skills WorkbookCoaching Skills Workbook


Contact One of the Team to Discuss our Aspiring Managers Training Course

So, to Sum Us Up:

We are a training course provider (based in the Peak District) with a global reach. The courses we write are changing the culture in some of the largest companies around and our trainers and authors are all specialists in their field and experienced business leaders and managers. We keep our overheads low and reflect this in the price (for example we don't have an office to pay for as we all work remotely, which works very well for us, and you).

The training materials we produce and the management, leadership, coaching and HR books we write can be found all over the UK, mainland Europe, the USA, South Africa and Australia. We're excited to see where's next?

The Next Step

If you’d like any further information about the in person or virtual one day training courses and the longer action focused aspiring manager training programs we deliver please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be in touch. 

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Who is the 12 Month program For?

As well as lots of smaller businesses and organisations, below are examples of some larger organisations who have received training from our director of learning at Ultimate Leadership Training:

spring care


Gatwick School



Please contact us to discuss any training requirements you have, we either deliver for you or sell you the course for your trainers to deliver to your team

Thanks for visiting our aspiring managers training course page here’s a link to our homepage. All our learners who sit the aspiring managers course are advised to read certain books - this is one of our favourites the one-minute manager

Aspiring managers training course, our training courses and training programs for aspiring managers is either done virtually or in person, we also challenge your aspiring managers to see if they really want to become managers

Aspiring Managers Training Course