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 provide you with the knowledge, skills, tools and strategies to secure NED and board roles.

Begin your journey to the boardroom today and benefit from:

  • 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” and templates of NED CV and letter of appointment
  • Gain an edge in interviews with insights from recently appointed and experienced NEDs
  • Avoid common pitfalls and be well prepared to take on NED and board roles
  • Make measurable progress with downloadable materials, tests to validate your learnings and lifetime access
  • Protect your reputation as NED and board member

Begin your journey to the boardroom today and benefit from:

  • 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” and templates of NED CV and letter of appointment
  • Gain an edge in interviews with insights from recently appointed and experienced NEDs
  • Avoid common pitfalls and be well prepared to take on NED and board roles
  • Make measurable progress with downloadable materials, tests to validate your learnings and lifetime access
  • Protect your reputation as NED and board member

Why invest in yourself today?

Why postpone when the window of NED opportunities is now?

The NED Accelerator Programme is the only course in the market delivering practical and actionable guidance and strategies for first-time NEDs to secure roles.

Boards reassess their composition continuously

Boards assess the mix of skills, knowledge and expertise they need to be future-fit . As gaps in skills and experience emerge, non-executive opportunities are created.

Prepare for NED roles today to secure NED roles tomorrow

Every day that goes by is a day that you do not give yourself the opportunity to effectively prepare for NED roles and be ready when the right position becomes available.

Boards face pressure to increase diversity

As they look to appoint professionals from underrepresented groups and increase the quality of debates through greater diversity of thoughts,  boards need to access a new generation of trained professionals. 

Join the NED Accelerator® Programme by NEDonBoard now for the special online price of £899 + 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  £450 + VAT

Our FREE webinar will help you kickstart your NED career

Book on to our 35 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 34 videos totaling over 8 hours and additional insightful content delivered by board members and experts in a NED role.
  • You will access the roadmap and proven strategies to successfully land yourself a non-executive 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 (lifetime access to the Programme). 
  • You will access our downloadable NED CV template and learn how to execute exceptional applications that convert into interviews and appointments.
  • You will validate your understanding of the Programme’s fundamental concepts with two questionnaires.
  • 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® attracts 44 CPD credits.

Course Objectives

  • 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.
  • Identify the right organisations to target given your experiences and aspirations.
  • Deliver a high-impact and contemporary NED CV. We will also teach you how to use your LinkedIn profile to secure NED roles, and when to use an executive biography.
  • Protect yourself as a non-executive (e.g., directors and officers liability cover, tax, training).
  • Be inspired by high profile non-executive directors and learn about their personal journey to the boardroom. 
  • Finally, the course will upskill you for exciting professional opportunities, setting the foundations for you to be a strong,  effective and modern non-executive/board member.

What's Included

  • The NED Accelerator® Programme has 34 videos totaling over 8 hours and additional insightful content delivered by board members and experts in a NED role.
  • You will access the roadmap and proven strategies to successfully land yourself a non-executive 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 (lifetime access to the Programme). 
  • You will access our downloadable NED CV template and learn how to execute exceptional applications that convert into interviews and appointments.
  • You will validate your understanding of the Programme’s fundamental concepts with two questionnaires.
  • 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® attracts 44 CPD credits.

Course Objectives

  • 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.
  • Identify the right organisations to target given your experiences and aspirations.
  • Deliver a high-impact and contemporary NED CV. We will also teach you how to use your LinkedIn profile to secure NED roles, and when to use an executive biography.
  • Protect yourself as a non-executive (e.g., directors and officers liability cover, tax, training).
  • Be inspired by high profile non-executive directors and learn about their personal journey to the boardroom. 
  • Finally, the course will upskill you for exciting professional opportunities, setting the foundations for you to be a strong,  effective and modern 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

    What graduates are saying about the NED Accelerator Programme

    The NED Accelerator Programme has helped hundreds of professionals secure their first non-executive role in the UK and internationally. Join the community today and achieve your NED objectives and career aspirations.

    As the professional development body for non-executive directors and board members, we have distilled our knowledge to create a comprehensive self-paced NED training course that comes with lifetime access and delivers results.

    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


    I have obtained 2 roles through NEDonBoard which is great. I like what they do - I am a fan and would recommend them to others.

    Graeme Allinson

    Portfolio NED, chair and graduate of the NED Accelerator Programme


    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 the course ROI:

    100% of graduates applying the NED Accelerator strategies and committed to be appointed secure their first role

    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

    There is nothing better at the same price on the market

    - James Hickey

    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

    - Helen 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

    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

    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.

    - Jane 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

    - Warren Marmion

    Join the NED Accelerator® Programme by NEDonBoard now For the special online price of £899 + VAT