Aspire leadership development programme

The Aspire programme aims to provide tools, skills, knowledge and confidence to aspiring future leaders who are currently underrepresented within the service.

All Aspire courses are currently postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be a phased re-introduction of face-to-face training and we anticipate resuming leadership training delivery in early 2021. Priority will be given to those who have had their courses postponed, but we continue to accept expressions of interest and will advise of developing opportunities.

Developed in collaboration with support groups and the wider service, the Aspire programme consists of a four-day course (from Monday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime) and is delivered by fully-qualified trainers.

It consists of classroom-based learning, group work and facilitated discussions. The course also offers a great opportunity for professional networking.

Key details

Qualification eligibility

Chief inspectors, superintendents and police staff equivalent level or above.

Course contact
Additional information

Three coaching sessions will be available to delegates following the course. Other post attendance support includes sign-posting to the senior leadership development programme modules (personal leadership skills and organisational leadership skills modules), which are designed for attendance following completion of Aspire.

Additionally, Aspire delegates will be offered the opportunity to enrol onto other College of Policing courses, such as tactical and strategic command skills courses and bespoke continuing professional development (CPD) days.

The Aspire programme is free of charge. However, a billable cancellation fee will occur. We will provide details of the billing and cancellation policy at the time of booking.