Governance Development Programme (Code: C0475)

This comprehensive training programme for college governors comprises a variety of modules at core, proficient and advanced level, including workshops and online learning.

Create your account for the ETF's Learning Management Sytems using this link now to access the online learning, Safeguarding and Prevent courses already available with more to follow soon.

To access the 10 live sessions, (some face to face and some online) please click on the individual session to book. For any questions about these sessions please email


Online - C7: Effective teaching, learning and assessment
Date: 15/01/2024
Price: no charge
Booking Close Date: 14/01/2024
Session 1
Date: 15/01/2024 16:00 - 18:00
Online - P8a: Culture, people and organisational development
Date: 17/01/2024
Price: no charge
Online - C5: Understanding sector, policy and inspection
Date: 22/01/2024
Price: no charge
Online - P1a: Leading a committee
Date: 24/01/2024
Price: no charge
Manchester - C1b: Effective board behaviours
Date: 05/02/2024
Price: no charge
ETF Climate Action Governance Toolkit
Price: no charge
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
  • 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.


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