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Examinations

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

Flexible examination dates are available throughout the year, and are available via remote invigilation or computer-based testing centres located across the UK.

2016/2017 Exam Timetable

Exam Date

Closing Date

Exam Type

Exam Format (choose one)

Choose either:

Diploma

Remote Invigilation

Test Centre**

Modular Exams*

Full Certificate

07 September 2016

01 August 2016

X

X

05 October 2016

01 September 2016

X

X

09 November 2016

01 October 2016

X

X

X

X

X

07 December 2016

01 November 2016

X

X

08 March 2017

01 February 2017

X

X

12 April 2017

01 March 2017

X

X

21 June 2017

01 May 2017

X

X

X

X

X

26 July 2017

01 June 2017

X

X

11 October 2017

01 September 2017

X

X

08 November 2017

02 October 2017

X

X

X

X

X

06 December 2017

01 November 2017

X

X

*Any number of modules can be taken on a given exam date, and can be scheduled throughout the day to suit the candidate's preferences

**Only Full Certificate and Diploma exams can be taken at a Test Centre; Modular exams can be taken by Remote Invigilation only

Examination Centres

Modular examinations are taken via Remote Invigilation using Computer-Based Testing and are available on each examination date throughout the year. Limited places are available at Computer-Based Test Centres located across the UK on selected examination dates for individuals taking the full Certificate in Company Direction or the Diploma in Company Direction.

Computer-Based Testing

Examinations are taken on a Computer-Based Testing system which can be used on your home or work computer, or at a Computer-Based Test Centre. The system is simple and easy to use, and test tutorials and practice exams are available as familiarisation tools. For more information and technical specifications regarding Computer-Based Testing, please contact examinations@iod.com.

2016 Examination Fees

Examination  Fees

Modular Award £160

Certificate £400*

Diploma £500*


*Examination fees may be pre-paid with your programme fees (please see below)

If you have commenced the examinations registration process but payment has not been made, your examination booking will be held until payment is received. This means that you will not be able to access the Learning Zone.  Payment for applications may be made by cheque payable to the IoD London or by credit or debit card, by calling 020 7766 8910.

All requests for cancellations and transfers must be forwarded to examinations@iod.com.  Fees will not be transferred or refunded after the closing dates above.

Exam Registration

IoD Awards, Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction programmes can be booked together with your examination through your Professional Development Account Manager, or by contacting the Professional Development team.

If you have already booked onto an IoD programme and wish to register for an examination, please contact the Assessment and Professional Standards team directly.

+44 (0) 20 7766 8910

Examinations

Examination Guides and Regulations

All candidates are bound by all IoD rules and regulations governing the conduct of the examination. Please ensure that you read the regulations prior to registration. Registering for an examination will be taken as confirmation that you have read and accepted these regulations.

IoD Examination Regulations

Certificate in Company Direction Examination Guide June 2016

Diploma in Company Direction Examination Guide 2016

Disclosure of examination results to third parties

If you do not wish the IoD to disclose your results to third parties, including your tutors, please write to us at examinations@iod.com to opt out. This information will be limited to your grade (eg Pass).

If you do not opt out, for candidates who are successful only, the Institute may inform your IoD Region of your achievement. The names of successful Diploma candidates will be published on the IoD website after each examination.

In relation to the release of examination results to third parties (programme managers), if you have not ‘opted out’ for purposes of non-disclosure, the IoD may inform your regional director if you have been successful in the Certificate and Diploma examinations. This information will be limited to your grade (e.g. Pass).

Cancellation of examinations by IoD

In the rare situation where it is not possible for your examination to be conducted following efforts by IoD to accommodate the examination – for example in the event of natural disaster, geopolitical or other significant circumstances or where the conduct of agents appointed by IoD fail to discharge their responsibility, the result of which will carry a significant risk, candidates will be notified and offered a further examination sitting without charge.  It is stressed that this will be extremely rare.

The examinations for the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction take place three times a year internationally.