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 Virtual Programme Certificate & Diploma level Fees
Role of the Director and the Board2-3 August
12-13 August

2-3 September
23-24 September

11-12 October
20-21 October

4-5 November
22-23 November

1-2 December
13-14 December
Finance for Non-Finance Directors18-20 August

13-15 September

4-6 October
18-20 October

1-3 November
17-19 November

6-8 December
Leadership for Directors2-3 August

8-9 September
20-21 September

4-5 October

4-5 November

2-3 December
Strategy for Directors23-25 August

20-22 September

13-15 October

24-26 November

1-3 December
Completion of above 4 modules =
Certificate Level
Enrolling for Certificate£8,350
Developing Board Performance7-9 September
27-29 September

4-6 October
13-15 October
Completion of above 4 modules +
Developing Board Performance =
Diploma Level
Enrolling for Diploma£11,345

Certificate & Diploma Level completion includes exam fees which had not been previously included. Additional cost of IoD Membership – currently £145.  To book onto our Company Direction Programme, please contact Josh Ngondo directly at IoD Pall Mall on [email protected]IoD.com

Certificate in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2021
Closing dateExam dateResult
14 July11 August8 September
25 August22 September20 October
6 October3 November1 December
10 November8 December12 January 2022
Diploma in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2021
Closing dateExam dateResult
6 October3 November1 December