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How to Manage Performance Reviews

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1-2 hours
towards your CPD

Performance Reviews are an important part of running an effective business and have a number of benefits. For example; they establish individual training needs, enable individuals to develop, motivate and engage employees and empower relationships between managers and employees.

This e-learning course has been developed to provide learners with an understanding of why performance reviews are important and how to manage effective performance review meetings. On completion, learners will be able to delivering effective performance feedback and set clear and effective development goals. It can be completed as a stand-alone course, or contribute towards a City and Guilds accredited People Manager package.

On completion of this course

  • Describe why performance reviews are important
  • Explain what performance reviews are
  • Demonstrate how to set clear, effective goals and objectives
  • Use a coaching approach to set goals and review performance
  • Complete effective planning and preparation for a performance review
  • Manage an effective performance review meeting
  • Apply the lessons of preparing and delivering effective performance feedback
  • Identify development goals with an employee
  • Apply the guidelines of preparing for your own performance review

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction to Performance Reviews
  • Clear Expectations and Goal Setting
  • Planning and Preparation
  • The Effective Performance Review
  • Preparing Your Own Review

Target Audience

This module is aimed at managers with the responsibility for managing an individual or team and who has the need to carry out annual performance reviews.


With approximately 59 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate. The course also counts towards achieving the City & Guilds People Manager Certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Good use of visuals - flowed logically.
05/04/2016 CM
The opportunity to review slides and working at my own pace.
31/03/2016 LP
Easy to use and able to work around the modules
10/09/2015 JH
This has been a worthwhile course and I have enjoyed completing it, thank you
GJ 26/07/2015
Very useful. Not an area where I have previously been given training for, but very welcome
LJ 14/06/2015
Touched on very many strands of the performance review process but was still able to keep them focused around the planning, preparation, actual meting and feedback
FO 04/01/2015
Touched on very many strands of the performance review process but was still able to keep them focused around the planning, preparation, actual meting and feedback
FO 04/01/2015
The testing at the end of each module and a larger test at the end was good to prevent skipping through the points
JH 14/12/2014
There is no time bound, I could always return to given module and start exactly when I finished before
RM 21/08/2014
Very good illustration to keep attention and concentration high
AB 21/05/2014
It has helped me reflect on my own leadership/management abilities
HL 23/12/2013
It was really easy to use, quick and relevant
SA 30/10/2013
It was easy to follow and it will help in my future development
RC 24/10/2013
It was a comprehensive module
DS 14/10/2013
This is the second course I have completed with virtual college... The courses you offer are excellent, I give Virtual College 10 out of 10 for excellence
MC 23/09/2012

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone us on 01943-885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1-2 hours.

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