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Managing Sickness And Absences

Practical Training for Professionals


£576 inc VAT
Study method
No formal qualification
6 CPD hours / points
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Location & dates

Somerset House
Temple Street
West Midlands
United Kingdom
EEF Venues
Clifton Down
United Kingdom
Cheadle House
Cheadle Royal Business Park
United Kingdom
150 Minories
City of London
United Kingdom


Managing Sickness And Absences - Overview

The managing sickness and absences course is designed to help managers deal with short and long term absence effectively. It will enable managers to get the most out of their team, and be aware of the policies and procedures applicable to absenteeism.

This Managing Sickness And Absences course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 5.5 Hours

Course Locations

Managing Sickness And Absences London
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Managing Sickness And Absences Birmingham
Managing Sickness And Absences Bristol
Managing Sickness And Absences Edinburgh
Managing Sickness And Absences Leeds


6 CPD hours / points
Accredited by Approved By Law society


Managing Sickness And Absences - Timetable

09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and Course Objectives

10.00 – 10:30 What is Absence? (Understanding the difference between frequent and persistent short term absences, and long term sickness/serious illness)

10:30 – 11:30 Effective tools for Managing Absences (What a manager needs to do and know in order to improve attendance and the manager’s responsibilities in dealing with absences)

11.30 – 12.00 Stress Management techniques (How to deal with staff who have a stress related illness)

12:00 – 13:00 Best Practice – Skills, Information, Behavioural Styles for dealing with Absenteeism (Dealing with specific models and techniques in absence management)

14:00 – 15:00 Company Policies and Procedures (legislative issues and how they work alongside your companies policies and procedures)

15:00 – 15:30 Returning to Work – interviewing and follow up (Effective interviewing, questioning, and listening skills)

15:30 – 16:30 Case Studies and Role Plays – looking at real life situations and how they need to be approached for maximum results.

16:30 Summary and Action Plans Agreed

Managing Sickness And Absences - Benefits

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Line Manager
  • Discover ways of improving attendance
  • How to manage persistent short-term absence
  • Methods to manage long-term ill health absence
  • Awareness to Manage absence associated with disability and stress

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.