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. See 'News' for the on-island Accelerated course in 2024

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
Role of the Director and the Board18 - 19 June (virtual)

5 - 6 August

2 - 3 September (virtual)

12 - 13 September
£2,995 (Member) / £3,495 (Non-Member)
Leadership for Directors24 - 25 June

22 - 23 July

27 - 28 August (virtual)

23 - 24 September
£2,995 (Member) / £3,495 (Non-Member)
Strategy for Directors19 - 21 August

16 - 18 September

25 - 27 September
£3,195 (Member) / £3,845 (Non-Member)
Finance for Non-FInance Directors1 - 3 July

8 - 10 July

12 - 14 August

9 - 11 September
£3,195 (Member) / £3,845 (Non-Member)
Completion of above 4 modules =
Certificate Level
Enrolling for Certificate 2024£10,695 (Member) / £13,895 (Non-Member)
Developing Board Performance3 - 5 June

10 12 June (virtual)

2 - 4 September
£4,250 (Member) / £4,995 (Non-Member)
Completion of above 4 modules +
Developing Board Performance =
Diploma Level
Enrolling for Diploma 2024£tbc

Certificate & Diploma Level completion includes exam fees which had not been previously included. Additional cost of IoD Membership – currently £195.  To book onto our Company Direction Programme, please contact IoD Pall Mall on developing@IoD.com

Certificate in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2023
Closing dateExam dateResult
17 January14 February5 March
7 February6 March3 April
20 March17 April14 May
17 April15 May12 June
22 May19 June17 July
10 July7 August3 September
7 August4 September1 October
4 September2 October30 October
9 October6 November3 December
6 November4 December8 January 2025
Diploma in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2023
Closing dateExam dateResult
14 February 202413 March 202410 April 2024
29 May26 June24 July
23 October20 November18 December