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Managing Virtual Work Place (Level 2)

Course Overview

Managing Online Business Course

In a wide variety of business areas, the virtual workplace is slowly but surely taking over.  Comprehensive global connectivity and near-total access to technological hardware has enabled the 21st century workforce to carry out almost any job from any place and at any given time. Operating and managing these ‘virtual’ workplaces can bring a business extraordinary benefits, though can at the same time present unique challenges and risks. 

Managing Online Business Course, provides candidates with a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the role, value and successful implementation of virtual workplace operations from a modern business perspective. Three highly-intensive units introduce candidates to the creation of workable virtual office strategies, the development and implementation of strong communications standards, efficient use of all relevant technologies , and how to become a strong and effective leader in a virtual workplace environment. 

Course Syllabus

Managing Global Team Course, consists of the following three units:

Unit 1 – The Virtual Workplace

The first course unit begins by exploring the definition and specifics of the virtual workplace, incorporation an overview of the potential benefits and challenges of remote working. The creation of the virtual workplace program is investigated in-depth, along with effective performance management techniques and how to prepare the workforce for telework.

Unit 2 – Choosing the Virtual Team

Establishing an effective and capable virtual team represents the primary focus of Unit 2, which introduces the subtopics of success strategies, establishing a culture of trust and facilitating consistency of output/quality. Selecting and utilising the appropriate tools is also explored, along with the most important virtual team developmental stages.

Unit 3 – Leading Virtual Team

Virtual team leaderships skills form the central theme throughout the closing course unit. Candidates learn the importance of establishing and communication expectations, planning and chairing virtual team meetings, testing a virtual strategy and working with culturally diverse teams.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £360 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £80

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £28

Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £300


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Career Path

Your new skills and talents will serve as a strong foundation, upon which to build a rewarding career in a virtual workplace. If already employed as a distance worker, completion of this course may prove helpful in taking that pivotal step up to a supervisory or management position. Typical roles and salaries are as varied as in conventional office management, ranging from around £20,000 to more than £50,000 for senior managers and executives. This course will help prepare you for the future-standard of business management. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Remote workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Business owners and managers new to virtual operations
  • Anyone looking to set up a virtual workplace
  • Small business entrepreneurs
  • Jobseekers looking to improve their career prospects and CVs 

Related Links:

Diploma in Management (Level 4)

Diploma in Human Resources Management (Level 4)

Certificate in Human Resources Management (Level 2)

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
125 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Explore the value and importance of the virtual workplace
  • Study each critical step in setting up a virtual office
  • Learn how to select and build a strong virtual team
  • Consider the limitations and challenges of the virtual office
  • Build outstanding team leadership skills 

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