Event Summary



Date and Time

Wednesday 13 December 2023 (10:00 - 12:00)

Thursday 18 January 2024 (10:00 - 16:00)

Friday 22 March 2024 (10:00 - 16:00)

Friday 19 April 2024 (10:00 - 16:00)

Tuesday 30 April 2024 (10:00 - 16:00)

Friday 21 June 2024 (10:00 - 16:00)


£750.00 (£875.00 non-members)

A flexible learning journey to suit you

Our Emerging Leaders programme includes a combination of face-to-face delivery and online learning delivered by industry professionals. The course incorporates leadership spotlights; opportunities to network with peers, leaders and managers in the sector plus, the use of collaborative blogs and forums.


During the programme

You will work with experienced leaders in the sector who will guide you on your journey, plus you will have plenty of opportunities to review and reflect on your learning, enhancing your skills even further.

The programme has been designed to be delivered over six sessions throughout the 2023/2024 academic year, with each module enabling you to delve deeper into the topics associated with leadership and management. In each session you will hear from an experienced leader from within the industry or the wider public sector, and your learning will be further complimented with opportunities for online learning and collaboration.  In addition, modules for this programme have been mapped to the ILM Level 3 Diploma for Managers.

Find out more here.

Evidence recognises that leaders, managers and staff who focus on the ethos of Strengths are 6 times more engaged, 8% more productive, and 9% more profitable.

This programme is suitable for anyone who is...

  • Looking to develop and progress on to leadership position
  • Inspired and motivated to progress onto a leadership or managerial role within their respective industry

Does this sound like you? Register your interest today to connect, engage and collaborate with the leaders of tomorrow.


Programme feedback

Our previous participants committed to this unique experience in which they demonstrated competence within their diverse group of emerging leaders and were supported by our professional coaching sessions.

Here’s what they had to say:

" I've already started to implement techniques learnt in effective communication and presenting - I'm now presenting to our executive team and staff across the college! "

" I've learnt to be a more assertive leader who is self-confident and able to implement my own talents into the workplace. "

" For me this course has really helped me grow in confidence and think more holistically, which has enabled me to communicate more effectively. I feel I have much more of a solution based and positive mindset than previously. "

Read more about what they have to say here.

So, why not come and join the next generation of leaders, as bookings are now being taken for this popular and exciting programme.


Did you know?

This programme can be delivered in-house directly to your staff and tailored to meet your specific requirements. For more information about this, or any of our other bespoke training opportunities, please contact us at cpd@skillsedugroup.co.uk.

Key Speakers

Paul Eeles

Chief Executive Officer, Skills and Education Group

A proven and experienced leader, Paul takes meaningful action to increase social mobility and inclusion through skills and education training.

Hannah Miller

Founder and Director, Sidekick

Hannah has worked in the education sector as a teacher, senior leader of education (teacher training) and as an Assistant Headteacher. More recently, Hannah has worked as a qualified coach and mentor for five years.

Beej Kaczmarczyk

Director, Learning Curve Group

An experienced consultant and trainer in the post-16 education and training sector, Beej has provided astute guidance and clarification with regard to sector funding policy and financial management since 1993.

Dr Alison Scott

Lead Professional Development Advisor, Skills and Education Group

Dr Alison Scott has worked in the further education sector for 32 years in a variety of roles: as an English teacher, a teacher trainer, a manager of teaching and learning coaches and, latterly, as an independent trainer/consultant.

Jen Hope

Area Director (E&W Midlands) Senior Policy Lead - Mental Health, Association of Colleges

Jen is experienced in relationship management, membership engagement and organisational development, with a demonstrated history of working with charitable and educational organisations.

Ben Verinder

Managing Director, Chalkstream

In addition, modules for this programme have been mapped to the ILM Level 3 Diploma for Managers.

Karen Plowman

Head of Professional Development and Learning

Karen Plowman has 25+ years’ experience in the further education and skills sector teaching, assessing and delivering training in a variety of roles in the classroom, workshop and workplace.

Jo Shirley

Professional Development and Learning Manager, Skills and Education Group

Jo Shirley has over 20 years’ experience in the further education and skills sector in a variety of delivery, assessment and managerial roles, strategically leading professional development teams.

  • What dates will the programme take place?

    The programme will start with an initial introductory session on Wednesday 13 December 2023. Further sessions will then be held on the following dates:

    • Thursday 18 January 2024 – 10:00 to 16:00
    • Friday 22 March 2024 – 10:00 to 16:00
    • Friday 19 April 2024 – 10:00 to 16:00
    • Tuesday 30 April 2024 – 10:00 to 16:00
    • Friday 21 June 2024 – 10.00 to 16.00

    The programme will be offered through a blended approach using a mix of online and face-to-face delivery.

  • Who should attend?

    This programme is for aspiring individuals who are involved in delivery and assessment or operational and business support functions within the further education and skills sector. It will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to step-up and lead.

  • How to find us

    In person sessions are likely to be held at Robins Wood House Training Centre which is located in Aspley, about 2.5 miles to the north west of Nottingham city centre. It is easily accessible from the M1 (Junctions 25 and 26) and there are public transport links from the city centre. The nearest train station is Nottingham. Car parking at Robins Wood House is free.

    Please click here to find us on Google Maps. Our postcode is NG8 3NH.

  • Would you like this programme delivered directly to your staff?

    If you would like this, or a similar session, delivered to staff within your organisation, please contact our Professional Development team to explore options.

  • Terms and conditions

    Completion of the booking constitutes a contract between yourselves and the Skills and Education Group. In order to receive a refund, all cancellations must be made in writing at least 21 days prior to the event taking place. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. The Skills and Education Group reserves the right to cancel or alter the event for reasons beyond its control.