Diploma in Company Direction

This three-day module of the Diploma in Company Direction provides a unique opportunity to put your skills to the test as you act as a board member to tackle a real-life boardroom scenario, mirroring in many ways the operation of a board.

Who should attend?

Experienced directors and senior leaders who have completed the Certificate in Company Direction and wish to further their development with practical application and understanding of the knowledge and skills required at board level.

Course objectives

Participation on this course will enable you to:

  • Understand your board’s role, its dynamic, power, influence and conflicts
  • Gain knowledge of important topics: risk and crisis management, decision-making, mergers and acquisitions, and board performance
  • Understand relevant techniques and tools to improve personal skills and that of the board
  • Evaluate and improve the performance of your board, its committees and individual directors

When you have passed the examination you will be awarded the Diploma in Company Direction. This is also an essential step for achieving Chartered Director status, the professional qualification that recognises the professionalism and experience of directors.

Course fees

Company Direction Virtual Programme Certificate & Diploma level Fees
Role of the Director and the Board11-12 January
21-22 January

1-2 February
15-16 February
22-23 February

3-4 March
17-18 March
29-30 March
Finance for Non-Finance Directors12-14 January
20-22 January

1-3 February
10-12 February
25-27 February

1-3 March
22-24 March
29-31 March
Leadership for Directors18-19 January
8-9 February

1-2 March
11-12 March
22-23 March
Strategy for Directors25-27 January

22-24 February

8-10 March
17-19 March
Completion of above 4 modules =
Certificate Level
Enrolling for Certificate£8,350
Developing Board Performance12-14 January
20-22 January

8-10 February
15-17 February
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.  Agreement with IoD Pall Mall to waiver joining fee until 31 March 2021.

Certificate in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2021
Closing dateExam dateResult
30 December 202027 January24 February
10 February10 March7 April
10 March7 April5 May
7 April5 May 2 June
26 May23 June21 July
Diploma in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2021
Closing dateExam dateResult
10 February
10 March7 April
26 May23 June21 July