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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.

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:

  • The Role of the Director & The Board
    An essential introduction for Directors who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the critical role that they/the board play in shaping their organisation.
  • Finance for Non-Finance Directors
    This course provides a vital knowledge of the financial terms and concepts needed by all directors in today’s business world.
  • Strategy for Directors
    Aimed at Directors and Executives who wish to develop their strategic thinking skills and put strategy into operational practice.
  • Leadership for Directors
    For Directors and Executives to gain sustainable competitive advantage by implementing an effective strategic leadership initiative.

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

Each of the four Certificate modules must be attended before delegates can sit the examinations that relate to these; the examinations are modular and conducted online, so this is can done at a time and in a location to suit you. There is, however, no obligatory order to take the modules in – we schedule the modules for a cohort in our suggested order, but this can be altered if the schedule doesn’t suit you. If you would like to attend a single module to focus on a specialist area rather than acquire a qualification, then you can do that at will – the exams for each of the modules are only required to be taken if you wish to achieve the Certificate qualification.

Module Name Cohort – Date and Location
  Leeds, Autumn 2019 Leeds, Spring 2020

The Role of the Company Director and the Board (2 days)

22nd - 23rd October 2019

24th - 25th March 2020

Finance for Non-Finance Directors (3 days)

19th - 21st November 2019

19th - 21st May 2020

Strategy for Directors (3 days)

28th - 30th January 2020

28th - 30th April 2020

Leadership for Directors (2 days) 18th - 19th February 2020

16th - 17th June 2020
Diploma – Developing Board Performance (3 days) tbc


30th September - 2nd October 2020


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

(The Role of the Company Director and the Board / Leadership for Directors)

£1,725 per module £1,980 per module

Certificate Modules – 3 days each

(Finance for Non-Financial Directors / Strategy for Directors)

£1,990 per module £2,230 per module

Diploma Module – 3 days

(Developing Board Performance)

£2,550 £3,145

Certificate Programme

(4 Modules, 10 days)


(Saving £745 over buying separately)


(Saving £840 over buying separately)

Certificate & Diploma Programme

(5 Modules, 13 days)


(Saving £995 over buying separately)


(Saving £1,680 over buying separately)

Please note:

All prices shown above are valid until 31st December 2020 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 or IoD membership. 

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If you are interested any one of our programmes or have a have a question, please contact us on  0113 812 7550 or email us at 

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