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 Programme Certificate & Diploma level Fees
CourseDateCost
Role of the Director and the Board1 - 2 December (virtual)

10 - 11 January 2023 (Pall Mall)

25 - 26 January (Pall Mall)

6 - 7 February (Pall Mall)

22 - 23 February (virtual)

27 - 28 February (Isle of Man)

6 - 7 March (Pall Mall)

21 - 22 March (Pall Mall)

3 - 4 April (Aberdeen)

8 - 9 May (virtual)

8 - 9 June (Edinburgh)

5 - 6 July (virtual)

12 - 13 September (Northern Ireland)

16 - 17 October (virtual)
£2,325 (£2,795 in 2023)

Finance for Non-Finance Directors2 - 4 November (virtual)

30 November - 2 December (Pall Mall)

12 - 14 December (virtual)

11 - 13 January 2023 (Pall Mall)

6 - 8 February (Pall Mall)

6 - 8 March (virtual)

29 - 31 March (Pall Mall)

12 - 14 June (virtual)

12 - 14 June (Aberdeen)

19 - 21 June (Isle of Man)

1 - 3 August (Edinburgh)

4 - 6 September (virtual)

16 - 18 October (Tbc)

17 - 19 October (Northern Ireland)

27 - 29 November (virtual)
£2,595 (£2,995 in 2023)
Leadership for Directors14 - 15 November (virtual)

5 - 6 December (Cardiff)

7 - 8 December (virtual)

16 - 17 January 2023 (Pall Mall)

13 - 14 February (Pall Mall)

13 - 14 March 2023 (virtual)

5 - 6 June (virtual)

29 - 30 August (virtual)

8 - 9 November (Isle of Man)

27 - 28 November (Aberdeen)

29 - 30 November (Northern Ireland)

4 - 5 December (Edinburgh)

5 - 6 December (virtual)
£2,325 (£2,795 in 2023)
Strategy for Directors28 - 30 November (virtual)

5 - 7 December (Pall Mall)

14 - 16 December (virtual)

16 - 18 January 2023 (Pall Mall)

8 - 10 February (virtual)

8 - 10 March (Pall Mall)

2 - 4 May (virtual)

14 - 16 August (virtual)

11 - 13 September (Isle of Man)

25 - 27 September (Aberdeen)

9 - 11 October (Edinburgh)

7 - 9 November (Northern Ireland)

13 - 15 November (virtual)

13 - 15 November (Tbc)
£2,595 (£2,995 in 2023)
Completion of above 4 modules =
Certificate Level
Enrolling for Certificate 2023£9,675 (2023 prices tbc)
Developing Board Performance23 - 25 January 2023 (virtual)

30 January - 1 February (Isle of Man)

20 - 22 February (virtual)

20 - 22 February (Pall Mall)

7 - 9 March (Northern Ireland)

20 - 22 March (virtual)

18 - 20 September (virtual)
£3,495 (£3,995 in 2023)
Completion of above 4 modules +
Developing Board Performance =
Diploma Level
Enrolling for Diploma 2023£13,170 (2023 prices tbc)

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 - 2022/2023
Closing dateExam dateResult
9 November7 December11 January 2023
25 January 2023
15 February
8 March
19 April
10 May
21 June
2 August
6 September
1 November
6 December
Diploma in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2022/2023
Closing dateExam dateResult
12 October9 November7 December
15 March 2023
28 June
22 November