Certificate in Company Direction

Awards to further your career

Whether you’re a newly appointed director, aspiring 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 the core knowledge and awareness needed to function effectively as a director.

The programme covers the key areas of governance, finance, strategy and leadership providing you with a foundation in effective directorship:

  • An in-depth view of the role, responsibilities and legal duties of a director
  • An understanding of the characteristics of an effective board
  • Sound knowledge of financial terms and concepts
  • The issues and processes associated with formulating strategic business plans and achieving strategic leadership

The Diploma in Company Direction is an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained from the Certificate in a realistic and safe environment. It encourages peer-group support, challenge and stimulation, mirroring in many ways the operation of a board.

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

Course fees

Company Direction Programme Certificate & Diploma level Fees
Course Dates Cost Next Exam Date
Role of the Director and the Board 7-8 September 2020 £1,895 23 September 2020
Finance for Non-Finance Directors 6-8 October 2020 £1,995 28 October 2020
Leadership For Directors 9-10 November 2020 £1,895 25 November 2020
Strategy For Directors 8-10 December 2020 £1,995 27 January 2021
Completion of above 4 modules = Certificate Level Enrolling for Certificate £7,299*
Developing Board Performance 9-11 February 2021 £2,600 10 March 2021
Completion of above 4 modules + Developing Board Performance = Diploma Level Enrolling for Diploma £9,899*

Certificate & Diploma Level completion includes exam fees which had not been previously included. Additional cost of IoD Membership – currently £145.  Agreement with IoD Pall Mall to waiver joining fee until 30 September 2020.