NFCC's Executive Leadership Programme (ELP) is now open for applications


Executive Leadership Programme

You are invited to apply for the NFCC Executive Leadership Programme (ELP)

This successful Programme is now in its 16th year and the next cohorts are due to commence in January 2022 and 2023.

The Programme is open to both Operational and Professional Fire Service staff who already hold a strategic leadership position or are likely to in the near future.

The Programme

The Programme consists of five modules, each of three or four day’s duration and is delivered by our academic partner – Warwick Business School. Information on the programme and content can be found here.

Candidates MUST be available to attend all five modules the dates for which are:-

Cohort 16
  • Induction: 9th January 2022
  • Module 1: 10th – 13th January 2022
  • Module 2: 28th February – 3rd March
  • Module 3: 25th – 28th April 2022
  • Module 4: 20th – 23rd June 2022
  • Module 5: 19th – 21st September 2022
Cohort 17
  • Induction: 8th January 2023
  • Module 1: 9th – 12th January 2023
  • Module 2: 27th February – 2nd March 2023
  • Module 3: 24th – 27th April 2023
  • Module 4: 19th – 22nd June 2023
  • Module 5: 4th – 6th September 2023

On completion of the Programme and the associated academic assignments successful candidates will be awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership.


Application is strictly via the application form which can be found HERE. You will be required to provide a C.V. and Supporting Statement which will need to be emailed along with the application form.

The closing date for receipt of all Applications is – midnight 3rd September 2021.

All Applications must be supported by your Chief Fire Officer by the 24th September 2021. We will facilitate this process, however please ensure you arrange to discuss your application with your Chief prior to the above date.

Gateway Process

You will be required to participate in the Gateway Process which will take place on 23rd, 24th and 25th November 2021. Full and further details will be provided nearer the time.

You will need to be available to attend on one of these three dates.

For any enquiries please email

Application form


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