Mentoring and Development programme for Governance Professionals

The Education & Training Foundation (ETF) and Association of Colleges (AoC) have been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to design and deliver a framework of learning and development for the governance professionals of FE and Sixth Form college governing bodies.

There has been little or no professional or strategic development for clerks within the FE sector since the demise of the FE Clerks Qualification – nearly 10 years ago. The role of an effective governance professional has expanded to technical adviser and strategic enabler, a critical role in meeting the administrative and procedural requirements of Boards and enabling efficient, effective discussion and decision making.

This is a new programme that aims to raise the profile of this role and this change in emphasis. To support this shift, we are currently recruiting in two strands to support governance professionals at all levels.

Strand 1: Induction and Mentoring Programme for new Governance Professionals

This programme aims to induct and mentor those who are new to clerking / governance (and possibly the FE sector), having taken up post within the last 18 months. The induction enables governance professionals to understand what their role is, what is expected of them and how this role should develop over a period of time.

There will be two cohorts available for this programme:

Cohort 1 - 10, 11 and 12 February 2021
Cohort 2 - 24, 25 February and 1 March 2021

Mentoring sessions will take place over February, March and April 2021.

Book your place on 'Induction and Mentoring Programme for new Governance Professionals'

Strand 2: The Technical Aspects of Being a Governance Professional

This a modular online programme, designed for more experienced governance professionals to focus on the technical aspects of their role. This programme can act as a refresher for both existing governance professionals and those who are keen to learn more. 

Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Overview of responsibilities of Governors in terms of Curriculum strategy and quality standards
  • Curriculum design and planning
  • Finance and Audit Skills
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

If you are interested in booking on either Strand 1 or 2 of this programme, please click through to the online booking system.

Book your place on 'The Technical Aspects of Being a Governance Professional'

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Looking for the Governance Development Programme? Visit the Governance Development Programme page for details.