Courses, Living, Education & Culture, Booking & Reservations

Course Manager is a native Joomla class/event booking component for your websites. It is designed to manage your classes, events, payments and bookings with no extra effort. The component has grown from a simple booking tool to a full class management system and has been used by thousands of organizations around the globe.

Key features
- display courses in a calendar view (month, week, day layouts)
- manage repetitive courses - create multiple dates at once, copy courses, batch processing
- add your local payment gateway by installing plugin (such as PayPal)
- default pre-installed payment option is 'Pay in cash'. You can add more payment option by installing Joomla plugins such as CourseMan PayPal plugin
- single checkout for multiple courses/bookings
- provide discounts using different types of vouchers
- advanced access rights - standard Joomla ACL
- built-in mobile / tablet responsive design
- captcha security included, say goodbye to spam
- Customers address book
- pre-fill the application form with registration details, so the users don't have to re-type their contact details all over again
- add users on waiting list if the course is full
- notify users from waiting list if a free seat becomes available
- prices can be displayed with or without VAT
- VAT rate can be set per course
- track payments and refunds by transaction for financial reporting
- and much more...

Course Manager is the only course listing component for Joomla! that allows you to run a directory of courses, classes or other events on your website with advanced booking forms, tags, PayPal integration, Search Engine Friendly URLs and much more. Fast, Simple and very Flexible.
It is a great solution for small to medium size training centers, language schools, colleges, sport academies, companies providing external trainings and other similar type of organizations. recommended by hundreds of organizations.

Does not allow the creation of courses for unregistered users and few payment options. You do not have the option to register a link for pay
Ease of use
Relatively easy, but with many unnecessary options that hinder more than help.
Horrible, terrible! I sent several emails, created several tickets and do not bother to respond. They have no forum for official support.
Horrible, terrible, don't count on them. They send you a short pdf and expect you to solve everything yourself.
Value for money
Fair, if you had a good level of support. It should be cheaper and they should warn you that they are not supported.
I used this to: Why I needed it. I have no justification other than this one ....

Not the best

Posted on 12 May 2018
Ease of use
Not easy
No support, no one answer
No documentation found
Value for money
Price value not worth it, also you need to purchase paypal and profile plugins separately
Ease of use
When you've a legacy edition & you have lost your user name and email address used at the time of purchase there is no way to contact them!
PayPal is upgrading the Instant Payment Notification certificate to SHA-256. Does it support SHA-256 ?? Can't find out, as can't contact?
Value for money
I used this to: On-line booking and payment for courses.

Right way, but not complete

Posted on 19 February 2015
The idea is great, but extensions doesn't work very properly (parent category cannot be saved, calendar views cannot be saved, and more).
Ease of use
generally after some test the use would be pretty easy.
I used this to: offer dance lessions and courses

I recommand it

Posted on 10 October 2014
This is a great extension and I recommand it for user who needs to manage courses. It's easy to setup and intuitive. I recommant it.

Thank you

poor support

Posted on 15 May 2014
i purchase for this product and i posted asking for help 4 weeks ago but... no reply from the support
I was looking for an extension to manage and offer multiple courses in various configurations...and having looked at various options, Course Manager 3.x is the perfect fit. Bonus's also simple to set up, and I'm a newbie!

Encountered a problem (of my own making, doh!), but a refreshingly fast and positive response from Profinvent support resolved the matter very nicely.

Highly recommended!


Posted on 30 January 2014
I just started with the courseman, but everything is going fine and a good support.

The user guide is clear, good organized and easy.

Great for courses

Posted on 29 January 2014
Great tool for selling courses online, easy to use - lots of options, i would highly recommend it.

One thing that's missing is the ability to accept course deposits/part payments hopefully this will come in the future.
The "Course Manager" extension (we used the Joomla! 2.5 / 1.7.9 Version) is a good choice if you want to handle for example courses in different categories, with different teachers and custom options for each course. Nice features are the custom fields, a easy to use backend and the possibility to book a course directly in the frontend. Admins have a good overview of booked seats or whatever you want to count per course. We did not test the login and user area! We think that this extension fits the most needs if people are looking for a tool to manage and handle their courses.

4 of 5 stars because: price, missing translations (German for example), some small bugs if you use jQuery beside mootools, the backend layout does not follow the default Joomla! structure at 100%, the extension seems still under development if you take a closer look at the codes. There are also some other small points but for most people this extension will be more than 5 stars! All in one: all features are like described, it´s a great tool - go for it!

Course Manager

Last updated:
Aug 22 2019
4 years ago
Date added:
May 03 2009
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
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Uses Joomla! Update System


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