Online is transforming the way training is accessible to learners. Unlike traditional class-room settings, online training makes learning simpler, easier and more effective.

    Modern Governor has a comprehensive range of e-learning content enabling governors and trustees to access CPD at a time and place to suit them.Modern governor


    e-learning courses can be completed at a time that suits the learner, negating the need to attend evening or weekend training courses. In traditional forms of learning, if a governor cannot attend a training course, then they have to wait for the course to be repeated; with e-learning they can complete training, whenever required, with ease.

    Courses can be taken any number of times

    Unlike classroom teaching, e-learning enables governors to access the content an unlimited number of times.

    Updating skills and knowledge

    Governors can acquire new skills or refresh themselves on key topics, helping to improve the performance of the governing board.

    Speed of learning

    The time required to learn online is reduced to 25%-60% compared to traditional learning. Governors can define their own speed of learning instead of following the speed of the whole group and can choose to study specific and relevant areas of the learning material without focusing on each and every area.

    Reduce personal expenses

    When studying at their own convenience, governors are no longer required to pay expenses to travel to training (i.e. petrol, taxi, bus fare) or to.


    Governors can engage in both face-to-face and online training. Blended learning approaches result in a higher knowledge retention rate. Therefore, online training can have a positive influence on a governor’s ability to learn and implement the new processes or knowledge in school, helping improve the outcomes for pupils and staff.

    Governor e-learning courses

    A range of engaging and interactive e-learning courses to enable the online professional development of governors and trustees can be accessed on the Modern Governor website:

    More information on the Modern Governor service.


    If you require support to complete courses or need additional information regarding online training, please call 01438 544487. (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) or email


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