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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

The Fire Service Executive Leadership Programme (ELP)

Warwick Business School

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

This successful Programme is now in its 11th year and will commence in January 2018.

More details about the Programme can be found on the Fire Service College website or the CFOA website. A total of 24 places are available for ELP 2018.

The Programme is open to all Fire Service staff who are already in or likely to be in a strategic leadership position within 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, at the Fire Service College.

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

  • Module 1: 22nd to 25th January
  • Module 2: 5th to 7th March
  • Module 3: 23rd to 26th April
  • Module 4: 25th to 28th June
  • Module 5: 17th to 20th September

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 at the Fire Service College or the CFOA website or at

The closing date for receipt of all Applications is - 25th September 2017.

All Applications must be supported by your Chief Fire Officer.

Please email the completed and supported application form to

Gateway Process

You will be required to participate in the Gateway Process which will take place at the Fire Service College on 7th, 8th and 9th November 2017.

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

For any enquiries please email

Julie Ann Edwards – ELP Programme Coordinator – 01785 898749