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Institute of Directors (IoD) Programmes

Our Programmes

Institute of Directors (IoD) - Professionals discussing programmes

We hold an exclusive regional franchise to deliver Institute of Director (IoD) programmes and have been a recognised provider of executive governance programmes for over 20 years, since 1991. The IoD programmes are ideal for directors, senior executives, entrepreneurs, owner managers and for those who aspire to work at a strategic boardroom level in the private, public or not for profit sectors. For directors wishing to build their qualification further, the IoD Certificate and Diploma in Company direction can be used to progress to become a Chartered Director and gain fast track access on the MSc in Executive Leadership.

You will have ongoing opportunities to network, share ideas and learn from the practical experiences of other like-minded business leaders. Our delegates come from a range of companies including Asda, British Nuclear Fuels plc, British Sugar plc, Yorkshire Electricity, Seabrook Crisps Ltd, Lloyd's Bank Insurance, Meadowhall Centre Ltd, and Friends Provident International.

Up to 50% Match Funding Available with Skills Service

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a service that provides skills support to small and medium sized businesses. The LEP skills service helps businesses to identify their skills needs based on their business growth objectives and then find the right training solution. Small and medium sized business based in the Leeds City Region that have a budget to put towards training could be eligible for funding of between £500 and £50,000. For further details on our IoD Company Direction please email or call 0113 812 7550 and to find out more about the LEP skills service and apply, visit

Please note that all skills service applications are subject to approval panels and are assessed on a case by case basis.

There are three stages to the IoD's development programme:

Stage 1: Certificate in Company Direction

This comprises of four modules which can be attended separately or if all four are completed and passed you will be awarded the Certificate in Company Direction:

Stage 2: Diploma in Company Direction

This can be completed after all the Certificate courses have been attended. It is the final stage before you can be considered to apply for the chartered Director status.

Stage 3: Chartered Director

Delegates can only move towards gaining their Chartered Director status once the Certificate and Diploma levels of the course have been completed. The coveted Chartered Director status is achieved through a series of assessments of your professional practice and is held as the definitive qualification for directors today.

Start Dates & Location

All four Certificate modules must be attended before delegates can sit the examinations, however there is no obligatory order to take these in. We schedule the modules in our suggested order, and each ‘cohort’ leads up to the examination shortly after the final module. If you would like to attend a single module to focus on a specialist area rather than acquire a qualification, you can attend the modules individually, without enrolling onto the full programme.

Module Name Cohort – Date and Location
Leeds, Leeds, Leeds,
Spring 2016 Autumn 2016 Spring 2017
The Role of the Company Director and the Board (2 days) 2 – 3 February 2016 25 – 26 October 2016 7 – 8 February 2017
Leeds Leeds Leeds
Finance for Non-Financial Directors (3 days) 1st – 3 March 2016 15 – 17 November 2016 7 – 9 March 2017
Leeds Leeds Leeds
The Director’s Role in Strategy and Marketing (3 days) 6 – 8 April 2016 17 – 19 January 2017 4 – 6 April 2017
Leeds Leeds Leeds
The Director’s Role in Leading the Organisation (2 days) 17 – 18 May 2016 14 – 15 February 2017 16 – 17 May 2017
Leeds Leeds Leeds
Diploma – Developing Board Performance (3 days) 10 – 12 May 2016 28 – 30 September 2016 27 – 29 September 2017
Leeds Beckett University or Salford University Leeds Beckett University or Salford University Leeds Beckett University or Salford University

Fee and Discounts

Discounts can be offered on the Programme if delegates sign up to complete courses rather than individual modules.

IoD Members price Non-Members price
Certificate Modules – 2 days each £1,475 per module £1,645 per module
(The Role of the Company Director and the Board,
The Director’s Role in Leading the Organisation)
Certificate Modules – 3 days each £1,695 per module £1,895 per module
(Finance for Non-Financial Directors,
The Director’s Role in Strategy and Marketing)
Diploma Module – 3 days £1,995 £2,225
(Developing Board Performance)
Certificate Programme £5,665 £6,410
(10 days) (Saving £675 over buying separately) (Saving £670 over buying separately)
Certificate & Diploma Programme £7,350 £8,475
(13 days) (Saving £985 over buying separately) (Saving £830 over buying separately)

Please note:

All prices shown above are valid until 31st December 2016 for bookings made before that time. All fees are to be paid in advance of the start of the (first) module booked. The fees shown here do not include any examination fees, IoD membership or costs of optional courses such as Crammers.

Full details of exam times, the exam venue and its location will be provided to delegates upon registration.

For further information please download our booking form

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Contact Us

For more information on the above programmes, the services we offer and can tailor to suit your needs, and how we may be able to support your business please e-mail us or by phone on 0113 812 7550.