Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme



Applying for a Clore Short Course


Applications for the next two residential Clore Short Courses in autumn 2018 are now CLOSED. 

Before You Apply

Check Your Eligibility

Carefully read all the Short Course information provided to see if it’s the right fit for you and whether you are eligible to apply. If in any doubt, please contact Fiona Cameron on to confirm you are eligible.

Check your Availability

Check your availability for the dates of the residential course you are applying for. If you work for an organisation, you’ll need to talk to your employer about taking the time out for your residential course. Autumn 2018 Courses will take place at:

  • Craxton Wood, Cheshire. October 8th to 19th
  • Slaley Hall, Northumberland: November 26th to December 7th

Find a Nominator

You will need to find a nominator who will support your application. Your Nomination is an assessed part of the application process, so it is important to select your Nominator carefully. We advise applicants to select someone who knows you well, can comment on your leadership potential and how you might develop further.

Making Your Application Online

Application is by online form via our applications website 

If you have never used it before, you will need to register an account. Please make sure that you read the instructions on the application website carefully and that you save the draft of each section as you complete it. Clicking the 'submit' button submits the relevant section to our system after which you can no longer edit that section. We recommend that you complete all the main sections and save the draft of each one, so that you can check them at the end before submitting them.  If you think you may need to complete your application in a different way, please go to our section on Alternative Formats for Applications, below.

Your Nominator

Your Nominator will be asked to complete a nomination form before you can submit your final application. Full details are provided on the online application form or through your alternative application format.

It is important to ask someone who knows you, who understands your leadership potential and who can identify how the Clore Short Course will benefit you and the wider sector. Once you submit all sections and your Nominator completes the nomination form, it will unlock a Monitoring Section that you need to complete before your submission is finalised. The Monitoring Section helps us to know who we are reaching with our programmes but is not assessed or visible to assessors.

What you’ll be asked to submit

You will be asked to:

  • Write or relay short essay responses to questions on your leadership experience and ambitions.
  • Tell us about your professional experience.
  • Include a nomination form which will need to be completed by your nominator.

Alternative Formats for Applications

If, for any reason, you need to make your application in a different format e.g. offline or explained in British Sign Language (BSL) through an interpreter, then please contact us.

For instance, we may be able to support with costs for an interpreter to voiceover your filmed submission or we will make a translation of your application once we receive it. Please let us know if you wish to make your application in a different way. You will still be expected to make a full submission before the deadline.

If you require assistance in this or completing the application form, don’t hesitate to let us know. Please email or call one of our team on 020 7420 9433.  

Selection Process

  • Twenty four places are available on each course.
  • The quality of your application is of course considered in determining our final decision.
  • Applicants will be selected for the course in such a way that the broadest range of backgrounds and lived experiences. We also aim to balance our cohort to reflect geography in where people live and work.
  • Applications are assessed anonymously.
  • We will normally only have one participant from any one organisation on a single course. However, on occasion we may take up to two participants from the same organisation, as long as that organisation has more than 200 employees and the two participants do not work closely together. 
  • We will notify all candidates of our decision whether they are successful or not by the deadline given.  Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications, we are unable to provide feedback should your application be unsuccessful.
  • Approval of the selected candidates is made by the Courses Manager of the Clore Leadership Programme, whose decision is final.

Your provisional offer

Successful applicants will be sent a provisional offer of a place on the Clore Short Course. Offers for the autumn courses will be made by the end of June 2018.

Carefully read all the Short Course information provided to see if it’s the right fit for you and whether you are eligible to apply. If in any doubt, please contact Fiona Cameron on to confirm you are eligible.



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