The NED Accelerator® Programme –
Fast track NED training paving the way for a bright future

Enrolling on to The NED Accelerator Programme with NEDonBoard is the best way to fast-track your journey to non-executive directorship. Our accelerated non-executive director training course will enable you to secure NED and board roles based on strong foundations.

Begin your journey to the boardroom today and benefit from the following:

  • Build the confidence you need to grow your NED and board portfolio
  • Learn at your own pace with varied online modules, saving time and money in the process
  • Access exclusive content, such as the NEDonBoard highly-acclaimed publication “What to Expect of the NED Role.”
  • Gain an edge in interviews with insights from experienced NEDs, chairs and boardroom practitioners
  • Avoid some of the common pitfalls and be well prepared to take on NED and board roles.
  • Make measurable progress with downloadable materials to use beyond the programme.
  • Protect your reputation as NED and board member

Why invest in yourself today?

NED vacancies have increased

Recruitment for NEDs has not frozen with COVID-19. Vacancies have continued to be posted on the NEDonBoard platform as companies search for board members who can help them navigate these testing times.

Boards are reassessing their composition

NEDonBoard research shows that over half of UK boards have reassessed their composition since March 2020. Do they have the right mix of skills, knowledge and expertise to address the challenges, risks and opportunities created by the crisis?

The pandemic is forcing businesses to pivot

Recruitment for NEDs has not frozen with COVID-19. Vacancies have continued to be posted on the NEDonBoard platform as companies search for board members who can help them navigate these testing times.

Boards face pressure to increase diversity

As boards reflect on changes (e.g. digital transformation, climate change, cognitive diversity, regulations), new NED opportunities have materialised. The NED Accelerator Programme will help you to prepare for roles and position you to seize them!

Join the NED Accelerator® Programme by NEDonBoard now for the special online price of £699 + VAT


Want to spread the cost of the investment in your professional development over two months?

We offer a payment plan:

2 monthly payments of  £350 + VAT

Our FREE webinar will help you kickstart your NED career

Book on to our 45 minute webinar and you will learn:

  • More about the NED role
  • How to secure your first position
  • Why invest in yourself

What's included in the course

What's Included

  • The NED Accelerator® Programme has 24 videos and over 5 hours of insightful content delivered by board members and experts in a NED role.
  • Access to proven strategies that will successfully land yourself a non-executive director role. You will be taught by people who were once in your shoes.
  • You will receive summary sheets and insightful publications that you will be able to refer back to and apply to roles once you are appointed.
  • You will be able to access our downloadable NED CV template and learn how to execute exceptional applications that convert into interview invitations.
  • You will gain access to our quiz and review answers to all questions to validate your understanding of the programme’s fundamental concepts.
  • Finally, you will receive a professional qualification from the Institute of Board Members to evidence your preparedness for and understanding of the non-exec and board member role. The NED Accelerator® Programme attracts CPD credits.

Course Objectives

  • To get you board-ready and appointed for a NED role.
  • Win interviews with our tried and tested strategies provided by non-executive directors that have been on the same journey you are embarking and now have succession planning responsibility.
  • Define your unique value proposition to boards and identify the right organisations to target given your experiences and aspirations.
  • Deliver a highly impactful and modern NED CV. We will also teach you how to use your LinkedIn profile to secure NED roles.
  • Be inspired by high-profile non-executive directors and learn about their personal NED journey.
  • Finally, the course will upskill you for exciting professional opportunities, setting the foundations for you to be a strong and effective non-executive/board member.

What's Included

  • The NED Accelerator® Programme has 24 videos and over 5 hours of insightful content delivered by board members and experts in a NED role.
  • Access to proven strategies that will successfully land yourself a non-executive director role. You will be taught by people who were once in your shoes.
  • You will receive summary sheets and insightful publications that you will be able to refer back to and apply to roles once you are appointed.
  • You will be able to access our downloadable NED CV template and learn how to execute exceptional applications that convert into interview invitations.
  • You will gain access to our quiz and review answers to all questions to validate your understanding of the programme’s fundamental concepts.
  • Finally, you will receive a professional qualification from the Institute of Board Members to evidence your preparedness for and understanding of the non-exec and board member role. The NED Accelerator® Programme attracts CPD credits.

Course Objectives

  • To get you board-ready and appointed for a NED role.
  • Win interviews with our tried and tested strategies provided by non-executive directors that have been on the same journey you are embarking and now have succession planning responsibility.
  • Define your unique value proposition to boards and identify the right organisations to target given your experiences and aspirations.
  • Deliver a highly impactful and modern NED CV. We will also teach you how to use your LinkedIn profile to secure NED roles.
  • Be inspired by high-profile non-executive directors and learn about their personal NED journey.
  • Finally, the course will upskill you for exciting professional opportunities, setting the foundations for you to be a strong and effective non-executive/board member.

The NED Accelerator® Programme is the most credible NED training in the industry

Delivered by the Institute of Board Members

Voted Best Non-Exec Membership Organisation - UK

Confidently secure interviews for NED roles and be appointed as a board member


Are you aspiring to the boardroom? Our accelerated non-executive director training programme gives you the necessary knowledge, skills, tools, and strategies to win interviews and prepare for NED and board member roles. 

As the UK professional body for non-executive directors and board members, we have used our experience to create a comprehensive and essential accelerated NED training programme that is entirely accessible online.

What our NED Accelerator® Programme graduates say

NEDonBoard plays a crucial role in helping hundreds of professionals along with their journeys at board level. Here is what some of our NED Accelerator Programme graduates thought of their non-executive director training.

Recruiting non-executive directors is a challenging task for boards – there’s a lot of choice. It's a given that NEDs need to have the right skill set, knowledge and experience, particularly for the more technical board matters such as audit and risk. Beyond that, it's about chemistry and perceived fit with the rest of the board, which require a high degree of targeted preparation and emotional intelligence to be utilised through the recruitment process.


This programme prepares already proven business leaders to secure and perform future NED roles with confidence. The combination of technical content - governance codes, legal responsibilities and protections - combined with a wealth of practical advice from a range of experienced NEDs, will make participants stand out from the competition.

Michael Bartholomeusz

Portfolio NED, Chair and former Chief Risk Officer

I really appreciated the grounding in the basics combined with the personal experience of a diverse group of directors, all within one easily accessible programme. I’d say take the programme while you’re still deciding whether to go for NED roles. Take it again as you start applying. And keep referring back to the modules once you’re on a board.

David Landsman

Chair, NED and Adviser. Previously senior Executive and British Ambassador


The NED Accelerator Programme is highly recommended for those seeking places on boards. I am already making a big impact through my board membership.

Dr Sahir Shaikh

Advisory board member and Director


A good CV shows that you’re ready to become a NED – but understanding what it takes to be truly prepared for your first role is difficult.


I can fully recommend the NED Accelerator Programme; it’s a one-stop source to help you transition from an operating exec to an effective non-executive director. It doesn’t just cover the dry textbook responsibilities, but also gives you practical and relevant content, and helps you avoid the pitfalls many fall into as you transition into non-exec roles.


As a result, you’ll be able to create a high-impact CV, be clear on what’s expected from you, and what your obligations are. It will not only help you win interviews and new roles; it sets you up for success.

Sonia Whiteley-Guest

Chief Marketing Officer, Founder, CEO and aspiring NED

The NED Accelerator Programme encourages you to look, think and apply yourself specifically to the NED role rather than the broader role of Director.


A useful platform through which to access a variety of NED focused resources. Anyone keen to avoid getting stuck in the weeds when looking to secure their first NED appointment would find this programme beneficial.

Sam Griffiths BSc (Hons) MBA FCCA

Director

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The ROI of taking the NED Accelerator® Programme

Curious as to how our NED training programme translates to tangible results? We surveyed our graduates to establish an accurate ROI:

100% of graduates are confident that the NED Accelerator® Programme will move their career forward

4.5 out 5: our average rating from NED Accelerator® Programme graduates

4.3 out of 5: the confidence level of graduates in applying to roles and going through the interview process after completing the NED Accelerator® Programme

4.5 out 5: our average rating from NED Accelerator® Programme graduates

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Comments from the NED Accelerator® Programme Graduates about their NED training

Enjoyed the module on writing a high-impact CV. It gave a specific and detailed outline on the NED CV. Not overly high level and I have a good idea what I need to do. I was looking at the CV as the executive CV. Understanding the difference really helps.

- Vince Maltese

Thought-provoking, excellent references and a great introduction setting out many of the benefits, requirements, responsibilities and risks. Carefully constructed, relevant and informative.

- Dominic Myers

A good introduction and highlights the soft skills that will be required to succeed in the balancing act between offering independent advice while not acting in an executive manner.

- Richard Evans

Really clear explanation of a technical aspect of Board roles. Easy to understand and apply to personal experience

- H. Shaw

Really enjoyed this. It’s the “all the questions I didn’t get round to asking...” Definitely added value, obviously based on extensive experience. I like the way the presentation covers the broad business dynamics as well as what directly goes on in the Boardroom. It’s also very honest and not at all formulaic, with excellent practical insights as to what NEDs can actually do for a business.

- David Landsman

This was very useful and informative, great tips and examples given by Sarah on what to expect and how to position yourself, especially useful for first-timers.

- Bina Panchal

I enjoyed the course thoroughly and have learnt so much. I have started applying for roles and will continue my learning from the material. I will also be recommending the programme to any professionals interested in pursuing a board-level career.

- J. Soper

Very thought-provoking into how important it is to get the message right, reflecting on your skills and experiences across the CV, LinkedIn and biography. Ensuring that it truly presents you and your values/moral compass.

- Catherine Lewis

Really enjoyable- honest and insightful summary of the challenges and approaches to finding the appropriate NED role to meet your ambitions and best deploy your talents.

- Mike Smallwood

The course gave me a good grounding in the role of the NED and case studies. Secondly, it gave me access to experienced people together with access to online resources. Lastly, it gave me the confidence then to apply for roles

- W. Marmion

Join the NED Accelerator® Programme by NEDonBoard now For the special online price of £699 + VAT


Want to spread the cost of the investment in your professional development over two months?

We offer a payment plan:

2 monthly payments of  £350 + VAT