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Institute of Directors (IoD) Programmes

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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:

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
Spring 2018 Spring - Summer 2018

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

27 - 28 March 2018

23 - 24 October 2018

Finance for Non-Financial Directors (3 days) 17 - 19 April 2018 TBC
The Director’s Role in Strategy and Marketing (3 days) 15 - 17 May 2018
Leadership for Directors (2 days) 19 - 20 June 2018
Diploma – Developing Board Performance (3 days) 11 - 13 September 2018




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)

£1,525 per module £1,725 per module

Certificate Modules – 3 days each

(Finance for Non-Financial Directors / The Director’s Role in Strategy and Marketing)

£1,750 per module £1,950 per module

Diploma Module – 3 days

(Developing Board Performance)

£2,075 £2,425

Certificate Programme

(4 Modules, 10 days)


(Saving £740 over buying separately)


(Saving £725 over buying separately)

Certificate & Diploma Programme

(5 Modules, 13 days)


(Saving £1,265 over buying separately)


(Saving £1,525 over buying separately)

Please note:

All prices shown above are valid until 31st December 2017 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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For further information please download our booking form or contact us at the email address below.

Contact us

If you are interested in one of our programmes or have a have a question please contact us on +44 (0)112 812 7550 or email us at iod@leedsbeckett.ac.uk 

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