About Us

Passion Combined with Excellence; Director and Senior Executive Training Courses

Our overriding passion and fundamental objective is to incorporate excellence into everything that we do and deliver to our clients. This maximises your success, which also drives our success. This mutual interdependence and focus on success, creates a strong working partnership with our clients. The more successful you are, the more successful we become. The benefits of this are clear in all of our Executive and Director Training Courses.

We deliver an outstanding service to our clients; whose long term satisfaction and recommendations are at the heart of our corporate mission and values. Our training courses are evaluated as “Excellent” by the delegates; based upon the average of all of the assessments, across all of our delegate course feedback forms.

We have a wide range of specialist training courses delivered by our team of 30 expert tutors. Each training course is delivered by an expert course leader and tutor, who is also a specialist practitioner actively working in the relevant field of expertise. The course leaders are experts in development and communication, so you will benefit from top class knowledge, delivered in a very effective and efficient manner, by people who are technically outstanding and really know what works in practice. This is the best possible combination of all worlds and will provide you with an Excellent training and learning experience.

Our Clients

Excellence in Learning have trained over 40,000 people and helped over 10,000 client organisations to achieve outstanding success at every level. Our clients have included 96% of the Top 100 Companies in the UK and over 500 of the Top 1,000 companies.

96% of the Top 100 Companies in the UK have attended our standard courses, or have benefited from our bespoke services

Our Background

Excellence in Learning have been a leading provider of high quality training courses in the UK since 2001. Our business model and organisational structure allows us to always be able to access the best course tutors in the UK and to deliver the most professional training courses at top quality prestigious venues, such as the London Grosvenor Hotel and the Crowne Plaza NEC Birmingham.

We have delivered courses and workshops at literally hundreds of venues throughout the UK. All of our courses are supported by high quality printed materials, produced as bound delegate packs. Your enjoyment and appreciation of the training, as well as your ability to focus, will be enhanced by the provision of high quality cooked lunches, teas/coffees and other refreshments, served during the day.

Executive & Director Training Courses

Some of our best known and most popular Executive and Director training courses are listed below, please click on the titles for more information.

Company Board Director Roles and Responsibilities 2 Day Course

The Board of Directors collectively run the company as its agents, with each director carrying equal responsibility for the collective board decisions and their implementation; even if they voted against a decision or did not attend that particular board meeting.  The powers of Board Directors are restricted by the company’s Articles of Association.  They must comply with the seven statutory duties specified in the Companies Act 2006.  The conduct of Board Directors leading up to an Insolvency could expose them to personal liabilities for some of the creditor liabilities to and might lead to them becoming disqualified from being a director under the Director Disqualification Act.  Approximately 1,200 directors are disqualified each year.  This will tell you all you need to know to become an effective NED and help you to avoid inadvertently assuming any personal liabilities through an imperfect knowledge of the insolvency laws … More

Finance for Non-Finance Directors, 2 Day course

All Senior Executives will need to become fluent in reading and understanding Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Accounts, as they progress through their company management structures.  In addition all Board Directors are legally required to understand and to formally approve the finances of their company. They cannot delegate their legal responsibility for the validity of their financial accounts. This course places great emphasis on hands-on case studies and open discussions.  It covers all of the key aspects of finance; Management Accounts, Statutory Financial Accounts, Ratio Analysis, Gearing, Return on Capital Employed, EBITDA, Liquidity, Strategic Budgeting and Costing, Maximisation of sustainable profits, Company Valuations and Acquisitions.  Maximum delegate numbers are normally limited to 12 … More

Non-Executive Director Roles and Responsibilities 1 Day Course

The Non-Executive Director Roles and Responsibilities Training Course is for both experienced and newly appointed Company Directors.  According to the Companies Act 2006, all Non-Executive Directors, or NEDs, legally carry exactly the same responsibilities as Executive Directors.  Topics covered include the Companies Act 2006, Non-Executive Director Board Roles and Responsibilities, UK Corporate Governance Code, Board Committees, Memorandum & Articles of Association, Companies House requirements, Insolvency Act, Liquidations, Director Disqualification Act, Shadow Directors, De Facto Directors, NEDs, iNEDs, Director Statutory Duties, Resolutions, Meetings and many more.  The Chairman of the Board of Directors, along with all other Non-Executive and potential Non-Executive Directors, will benefit from this course.  This course is assessed as “Excellent” by its delegates … More

Finance for Non-Finance Directors, 2 Day course

All Board Directors and other Senior Executives will need to become fluent in reading and understanding Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Accounts, as they progress through their company management structures.  The Balance Sheet is a list of the Assets and Liabilities on a single day, which is the last day of the financial year end.  They are shown next to the equivalent figures from the previous year end.  Whilst the Profit and Loss Account always the period between the two year ends and shows how the company changed in value between those two balance sheet dates … More

Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities, 2 Day course

The definition of Officers of the company, includes the Company Secretary and the Company Directors.  The Company Directors have wide ranging powers.  Whilst the Company Secretary can be a central figure within the company, their authority is solely derived from the powers delegated to them by the Company Directors … More

Ofsted Inspection Nominee Training Courses and Workshops for FE, Adult Education and Modern Apprenticeships

Due to our leading position within the Training and Learning Development world, we provide courses for other training organisations to help them to organise and deliver their Training and Learning provision in the best possible way and to the highest possible standards.  To do this we have a totally separate Ofsted Further Education (FE) division. Our best known and most popular Ofsted Inspection courses for FE, Adult Education and Modern Apprenticeship are listed below, please click on the titles below for more information.

Ofsted Inspection Nominee Training, 1 Day Course

This course has been completely updated, so that it covers the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and implemented on 1 September 2019.  The 2019 Ofsted inspection arrangements place significant importance and responsibility on the role of the learning provider’s representative, “The Nominee”, both before and during the inspection. This workshop provides high quality practical and pragmatic guidance on how Ofsted Inspection Nominees can maximise the effectiveness of their role, both before and during the inspection. … More

Preparing for an Ofsted Inspection for Managers, 1 Day course

This course has been completely updated, so that it covers the New EIF and Ofsted FE Handbook published 14 May 2019 and implemented on 1 September 2019.  This one-day workshop provides guidance on ways managers in providers can best be prepared to present their organisation or department to best effect to inspectors, despite the short lead time. This course will provide clear guidance on the latest changes and will help you to prepare for inspections throughout 2019/20. Providers should consider very clearly how they will approach their next inspection; this course will help you to achieve the best approach. … More

Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued to all participants, who successfully complete our courses. These certificates will be accepted as evidence for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations.

Open Scheduled Courses

We run In-House/Internal single company courses as well as Open Scheduled courses.  Details of our Scheduled Open courses and Workshops can be found by clicking Open Course Diary , or by clicking the links below:

Online Live Courses

Board Director Roles and Responsibilities Training Courses

Company Secretary Courses

Finance for Non-Finance Directors Courses

Leadership & Management Courses

Sales and Marketing Training

Ofsted Inspection Nominee Courses and Preparing Manager Training