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Experience an interactive workshop approach with IoD open programmes available in Scotland

Directorship is a skilled, demanding and challenging profession. The IoD, with its many years of experience educating and developing senior leaders around the world is here to help you rise to the challenge.

Take advantage of a range of flexible study routes will help you develop competencies specific to the knowledge, skills and mind-set required of directors, senior leaders and aspiring directors. IoD open courses can also form part of a tailored training package for you and your organisation.

Individuals and boards are able to complete the Certificate in Company Direction, achieve the Diploma in Company Direction and then progress to Chartered Director under the guidance of local and visiting course leaders. Our programmes are underpinned by the Director Competency Framework, which identifies the knowledge, skills and mind-set required to be an effective director. All IoD courses can be delivered as in-house company training and time-poor directors have the option to take certificate modules as a fast-track Accelerated Certificate programme.

Whether you select CPD learning-focused sessions, covering the latest best practice with added opportunities for peer-learning, or the Certificate in Company Direction qualification to gain professional recognition, you will benefit from the world-class content, immediately applicable in both an individual and organisational context.


Certificate in Company Direction

Whether you’re newly appointed, aspire to a seat on the board, or want to improve performance with fresh insight, the IoD Certificate in Company Direction, Level 9 (SCQF) qualification will equip you with core the knowledge, mind-set and behaviours for effective performance. The programme examines key issues such as leadership and governance, interpretation and application of financial data and the employment of strategic management tools to enhance business performance.

Award in Role of the Director and the Board

Understand your duties and legal responsibilities as a director and examine the board's role in corporate governance.

27 March 2019 

29 July 2019

Award in Finance for Non-Finance Directors

Develop the skills to evaluate business plans with confidence and contribute effectively to boardroom discussion.

24 April 2019 

04 September 2019

Award in Leadership for Directors

Brush up on the latest leadership skills from expert leaders, learn how to create influence, engagement and impact.

07 Mar 2019  

26 June 2019 

4 November 2019


Award in Strategy for Directors

Get the knowledge and skills required to create, implement and evaluate your organisation’s strategy. 

22 May 2019 


Diploma in Company Direction

Challenge and utilise the knowledge gained from your experience as a director in an applied and dynamic way with the IoD Diploma in Company Direction Level 11 (SCQF) qualification.

By replicating the issues of a 'real' organisation, you will gain hands-on experience that will not only enable you to achieve a world-class qualification, but also to make a significant impact on your board's effectiveness.

You will receive feedback on your own performance as a board member and return to your organisation ready to tackle future challenges with greater expertise and confidence.

Find out more

For more information, please contact

0131 557 5488

Scotland

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD Scotland
10 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh
EH2 4DR


Charlotte Square is a garden square in Edinburgh, Scotland, part of the New Town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The square is located at the west end of George Street and was intended to mirror St. Andrew Square in the east. The gardens are private and not publicly accessible.