Certificate in Company Direction

What you need to know to be an effective director

The IoD Certificate in Company Direction will equip you with the knowledge you need to function as an effective company director and leader. Covering governance, finance, strategy and leadership, the certificate is a Level 9 (SCQF) qualification in its own right and the first stage in the Chartered Director Programme.

Objectives

Our Certificate in Company Direction is designed to improve your performance by sharing the latest insights in high-performance leadership. Divided into four modules, it covers:

  • the role, responsibilities and legal duties of a business director
  • the characteristics of an effective board
  • financial terms and concepts
  • issues and processes involved in formulating strategic business plans
  • how leaders create influence and impact within and beyond their organisation

Benefits

The IoD Certificate in Company Direction is a globally-recognised, degree-level qualification. Offering flexible study routes and blending digital and interactive learning, it is tailored to your level of experience, prior qualifications, career aspirations and learning style. The modules are designed by directors for directors and encourage peer learning to help you build connections and benefit from real-life experiences.

Modules

The certificate is comprised of four modules

Prices and discounts

If you purchase all certificate modules upfront, there is a discounted package rate. Examination fees for each module are included, as well as any transfer or re-sit fees. You can also book and pay for modules individually on relevant course pages.

Multiple dates

Various locations

Accelerated Certificate in Company Direction

You can fast-track your director development with our five-day residential course. Practical learning enhanced by real-life scenarios and peer collaboration will give you knowledge and skills that you can use immediately at board level for maximum impact. As well as offering time-poor directors a faster way to upskill, the accelerated certificate is also a great solution for leadership teams wanting to develop a shared approach to governance, strategy and leadership.

Location
Dates
Woodlands Park Hotel, Surrey
26th June - 1st July
Crathorne Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire
10th - 15th July
Bailbrook House, Bath
9th - 14th October
Norton House Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh, Scotland
23rd -28th October

The Certificate in Company Direction is a challenging, but valuable qualification. All of the presenters have a wealth of knowledge and experience, which they were able to bring alive in real life scenarios.

Richard Johnston Assistant Director, Ulster University Economic Policy Centre

Examinations

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).

Here to help

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 use our contact form and we will respond within 24 hours.

IoD Professional Development

+44 (0)20 7766 2601 [email protected]
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