Understanding Yourself

Being a successful manager, existing or new, means is being able to understand and support the needs of your staff and to do that, you must first understand yourself. With this Understanding Yourself course explore growth mindset, and discover your own emotional intelligence, gaining the knowledge of the benefits to help tailor your management and leadership skills for the better.

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Course Overview


  • Introductory Course
  • 45 Study Minutes
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • Up to 1 CPD Hour
  • CPD Certified

Course description

A business or organisation is only as strong as its people. Managers play an important part in a business’ success, so it’s imperative that they have all the skills and tools they need in order to be effective managers. Part of a manager’s role is to support their team, understand their challenges and help them thrive. This is a lot easier when they have an understanding of themselves.

Our 45-minute online course helps the learner do just that. It explores two key themes – growth mindset and emotional intelligence – to provide those personal insights which will help positively shape their managerial style.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Growth mindset and what it is
  • Emotional intelligence and its benefits
  • Understanding your own emotional intelligence

This course will help you develop expert managers in your organisation. It is not only cost-effective and high-quality (as all our courses are), but through our human centred designed, we have put the learner at the heart. It offers flexibility, allowing them to complete it at a time and pace that suits them, and with a variety of activities, challenges, videos and downloadable resources, it is guaranteed to be an engaging and meaningful learning experience.

This course is also available as part of our ILM Assured Leadership and Management Training Package, designed to help develop the managers and leaders of the future.

Other courses available in this package are:

You will learn

  • Describe what growth mindset is.
  • Explain what emotional intelligence is and why emotional intelligence is beneficial.
  • Understand how emotionally intelligent you are.

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Senior or middle management
  • New or aspiring managers
  • Experienced managers
  • Project Managers

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.