CEO Programme (Code: C1655)

This programme is for CEOs in the Further Education and Training sector in England, co-designed and built from a foundation in cutting-edge executive education and ground-breaking research.

Pricing options

£1,500 for Further Education providers in England.


Oxford - Cohort 2
Date: 04/11/2024
Price: from £1500.00
No free places
This instance is currently fully booked.
Booking Close Date: 30/10/2024
Session 1
Date: 04/11/2024 - 07/11/2024
Venue: Said Business School, Egrove Park, Kennington, OX1 5NY
Session 2
Date: 24/02/2025 - 27/02/2025
Venue: Said Business School, Egrove Park, Kennington, OX1 5NY
No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. The free places are fully funded by the DfE and are offered to ensure greater diversity on high quality CPD, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 24 priority areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Halton, Hartlepool, Hastings, Ipswich, Knowsley, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Nottingham, Oldham, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Salford, Sandwell, Scarborough, Stoke-on-Trent, Tameside, Walsall, West Somerset).
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000.
  • Consider yourself to have a disability.
  • Come from black or minority ethnic community.

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book a single place. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the four criteria you meet. Once selected, click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero and complete the booking.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least two weeks before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

Who is this for?

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector.


Training aim

This programme will be developed in close collaboration with our delivery partner and will help to build resilience and capability within the FE sector's leadership as well as developing confident strategic thinkers who can work with complexity, ambiguity and with multiple stakeholders.


The programme is a mix of strategic leadership and technical. Key initial themes include adaptive leadership, strategic thinking, strategic finance, collaboration and partnerships, resilience, reputation and prestige.

The programme aims to develop leaders who can:

  • see and engage with the wider system and political environment
  • manage and change the institutional culture
  • build the senior team
  • work collaboratively with the Board and its Chair
  • build partnerships with employers
  • understand finance and possess business acumen.


The programme consists of a development centre and two 3-day residential modules. Delegates will be supported by coaching through tutorials and will have the opportunity to apply theory through action learning projects in between modules.

Full board accommodation is included in the course fee throughout the two residential stays.


Entry Requirements

This course is open only to CEOs in the Further Education and training sector in England who are designated as the Chief Accounting Officer for their organisation.

Must be from a publicly funded FE provider in England.

We have currently paused direct booking onto this course, if you are interested in booking onto the programme please register your interest or apply to be on the waiting list and we will be in contact to discuss your application. 


Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830