Modern governor


Modern Governor is easily accessible and user-friendly elearning that supports and increases governor knowledge and professional development.

Our training is delivered via more than 75 online training modules that have been mapped onto the DfE Competency Framework for Governance and which can be completed at your own pace.


How does Modern Governor work?

The completion time for the online modules ranges from 15 - 70 minutes. Each session works beautifully on smartphones, tablets and desktop or laptop computers with personalised certificates issued on completion.

Additional features and functionality combine to create an enjoyable training experience for all:

  • Mobile-friendly flexible and accessible online learning for anyone involved in governance

  • Once logged in, your account retains your progress through the modern governor e-learning modules, allowing you to save your work and complete it later

  • The self-paced modules are designed to support the strategic role of governors and trustees in education

  • Individual governors can choose modules on which to enrol, or a governing body could agree to work through a module before a particular meeting

  • On completion of each module, a personalised CPD certificate with the governor's name and date of completion of the course is issued

  • 24/7 technical helpdesk in addition to dedicated email support

We’ve created four training pathways which group together our most popular modules to support governors develop within their role, help you to understand your responsibilities and increase your knowledge.

You’re free to select the pathway that’s appropriate for you and your role within the governing body, based on your existing experience.

You’ll also have access to a free Modern Governor web-based app that can be accessed via PC, laptop or phone which will give access to your e-learning modules, free trial modules as well as a searchable glossary of educational terms and acronyms.


How do I access Modern Governor?

Access to Modern Governor online training is either through your GovernorHub account (if a governor training package is purchased through HFL Education) or login with your password through the Modern Governor website


Find out more

If you’re new to a governance role, or you just want to develop and improve your knowledge, skills and understanding of the governance landscape, please email for more information.


Contact our Governance team today to find out how we can help you.