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
CourseDateCost
Role of the Director and the Board29 - 30 June

28 - 29 July

22 - 23 August

1 - 2 September
19 - 20 September

10 - 11 October

3 - 4 November

1 - 2 December
£2,325
Finance for Non-Finance Directors8 - 10 June

18 - 20 July

15 - 17 August

5 - 7 September

5 - 7 October

2 - 4 November

12 - 14 December
£2,595
Leadership for Directors21 - 22 July

8 - 9 August

6 - 7 September

19 - 20 October

14 - 15 November

7 - 8 December
£2,325
Strategy for Directors29 June - 1 July

20 - 22 July

1 - 3 August

22 - 24 August

29 September - 1 October

10 - 12 October

31 October - 2 November

28 - 30 November

14 - 16 December
£2,595
Completion of above 4 modules =
Certificate Level
Enrolling for Certificate 2022£9,675
Developing Board Performance19 - 21 September£3,495
Completion of above 4 modules +
Developing Board Performance =
Diploma Level
Enrolling for Diploma 2022£13,170

Certificate & Diploma Level completion includes exam fees which had not been previously included. Additional cost of IoD Membership – currently £175.  To book onto our Company Direction Programme, please contact Josh Ngondo directly at IoD Pall Mall on Josh.Ngondo@IoD.com

Certificate in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2022
Closing dateExam dateResult
10 November8 December12 January 2022
29 December26 January 202223 February
19 January 202216 February9 March
9 February9 March6 April
9 March6 April4 May
6 April4 May1 June
25 May22 June20 July
13 July10 August7 September
24 August21 September19 October
5 October2 November30 November
9 November7 December11 January 2023
Diploma in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2022
Closing dateExam dateResult
25 May29 June27 July
12 October9 November7 December