Qualify as a chartered director with our gold-standard professional development programme

Chartered Director Programme

Our programme is made up of three stages that together lead to chartered status, an internationally recognised qualification. The first stage, Certificate in Company Direction, comprises four modules. The next stage, Diploma in Company Direction, is an intensive three-day course. The final stage, the Chartered Director Qualification, is achieved following a successful interview and assessment of business experience.

At a glance


The programme offers flexible study routes and learning designed and delivered by directors.


Learning is tailored to your level of experience, previous qualifications, career aspirations and learning style.


This exclusive qualification provides advanced professional development and meaningful personal growth.

The Chartered Director Qualification has given me confidence, inspired confidence in others and evidenced my professional competence as a director. My organisation benefited from my improved performance.

Sharon O’Connor CDir Non-Executive Director, NI Transport Holding Co


Becoming a qualified chartered director

IoD awards, certificate and diploma level qualifications are internationally recognised and credit rated under the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

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Please get in touch if you have any questions about our business courses. Our contact hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. If you would like someone from our team to contact you, please email us at [email protected] and we will get in touch within 24 hours on weekdays.

IoD Professional Development

+44 (0)20 3855 4309 [email protected]
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