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PLEASE NOTE COVID-19 UPDATE: Face-to-face courses scheduled to take place in the next three months have been postponed – in the meantime we are working hard to enhance our digital offering, with the aim that as many of our courses as possible may be delivered online whilst much of the UK workforce are forced to remain at home. Please keep checking for updates.

IoD Director training is coming to the North West

The IoD is here to help you be the best director you can be. In 2020, for the first time ever, we are bringing a suite of IoD-quality training to the North West. Our programmes are underpinned by the Director Competency Framework, which identifies the knowledge, skills and mind-set required to be an effective director.

Professional Director Series

Learn with other North West directors at our brand new Professional Director Series which brings you four short CPD courses over a full day. These courses will help you understand your role as a director, and future-proof your board and organisation. The whole series is mapped to the IoD Director Competency Framework, keeping your learning relevant, up-to-date and in line with your professional development ambitions. Whether you’re embarking on the Certificate in Company Direction or are a qualified Chartered Director, this CPD series is the perfect accompaniment – or refresher – to your existing knowledge.

11th June 2020

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October 2020

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Open Courses

IoD open courses are specifically designed for directors, covering the wide spectrum of roles, responsibilities and leadership skills that are essential in today’s evolving business landscape. They are one or multiple day courses covering specific topics in depth.

These director training courses are the perfect form of CPD to enhance your knowledge and skills in a flexible, interactive environment. Our expert practitioners deliver the latest strategic insight and live industry case studies for practical application. IoD open courses can also form part of a tailored training package for you and your organisation.

Role of the Non-Executive Director

3rd December 2020

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Role of the Finance Director

1st April 2020

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Future Directors

7th - 9th September 2020

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The Route to Chartered Directorship

Individuals and boards are able to complete the Certificate in Company Direction, achieve the Diploma in Company Direction and then progress to Chartered Director under the guidance of local and visiting course leaders.

Certificate in Company Direction:

The first step to becoming Chartered is to complete the Certificate in Company Direction, a Level 9 (SCQF) qualification which consists of a set of courses – Leadership for Directors, Strategy for Directors, Role of the Director and the Board, and Finance for Non-Finance Directors.

Whether you’re newly appointed, aspire to a seat on the board, or want to improve performance with fresh insight, the IoD Certificate in Company Direction, Level 9 (SCQF) qualification will equip you with core the knowledge, mind-set and behaviours for effective performance. The programme examines key issues such as leadership and governance, interpretation and application of financial data and the employment of strategic management tools to enhance business performance.

The Modular Certificate in Company Direction - You can take these courses individually or as part of the Certificate

Role of the Director and the Board
24th - 25th August 2020

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Finance for Non-Finance Directors
28th - 30th October 2020

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The Accelerated Certificate in Company Direction

Coming to the North West for the first time ever - this will allow you to do the whole Certificate in Company Direction in a one-week residential course. This will especially appeal to busy Directors who are either too time poor to do the certificate in the modular format over several months, or Directors who would like to achieve the qualification very quickly. 

17-22 May 2020 

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0161 806 0890 

North West

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD North West

XYZ Building
2 Hardman Blvd, 
M3 3AQ