Governance Development Programme (Code: C0475)

This comprehensive training programme for college governors comprises 32 modules at core, proficient and advanced level, including workshops, online training, podcasts and more. To access the online modules, your institution needs to purchase the programme license on this page- only one booking is needed per organisation. This will then give you an access key to allow you full access to the full range of modules hosted on the Foundation Online Learning platform. To access additional one-off webinars, these will be charged at an additional £25 per person per webinar.


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No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

Who is this for?

The Governance Development Programme is aimed at the following:

  • Chairs
  • Vice Chairs
  • Governors
  • Clerks/Governance Professionals

Whether you're new to college governance, or have years of experience on a Board, the GDP will have something to help you take your skills and knowledge to the next level. The GDP aims to build your knowledge and skills, so you are empowered to bring even greater value to the organisations and students that you serve.

Training aim

This programme will provide a comprehensive and structured approach to the continuous development of FE board members.

Through the development and production of the Governance Development Framework (GDF) we will support board members to develop their skills, add value to their organisation, learners and wider community.


An overview of the programme and learning outcomes for each module can be found on the Foundation Online Learning platform. 


You will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • fulfill your responsibilities as a governor
  • support and challenge senior leaders and the wider college organisations
  • make effective use of your professional experience in your role as a governor.

Entry Requirements

Participants must be Governors, Chairs, Clerks or Vice Chairs of FE and/or Sixth Form College Boards.

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