Applications are now open 

Applications are now open for the 2025-2026 programme commencing January 2025.


The programme will provide a comprehensive understanding of the issues of governance and is aimed at a multi-professional audience of senior clinicians, Executive & Non-Executive Board members, senior managers,  governance leads or those aspiring to governance roles. 


Click here to download the application form. Applications now open.


Programme Structure:

A 12 month programme of seminars and workshops – including a one-day induction programme and practical teaching on research methods. Subjects covered in the 10 face to face seminars will include:

  • The principles of Governance and the relationship to Clinical Governance and Health
  • Ethics and Governance
  • Patient and Public Involvement in Quality Governance
  • The Role of the Board
  • Scrutiny Regulation and Governance Systems
  • International Quality Governance 

Organisations may choose to nominate individuals, duos or trios to work together on organisationally driven priorities. There are only 12 -14 places available on the course.

Apply today by clicking here to download the application form.

Participants in the programme will be expected to fund a course fee of £3,750. The participant’s employers will also be expected to provide sufficient study leave for the participant to complete the course. Furthermore, it is expected that the participants will agree “learning” terms of reference with their employer. The employer will also benefit as the project undertaken by the participant as part of the course will be required to add value to their organisation.

Additional programme learning opportunities will include:

  • QGC lecture series - The opportunity for participants to attend the Quality Governance Collaborative events programme at the College, which includes the first annual conference

  • Mentoring - The opportunity for the participants to have one-to-one development support with a mentor