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
Role of the Director and the Board16 - 17 October (virtual)£2,795 (Member) / £3,295 (Non-Member)
Finance for Non-Finance Directors16 - 18 October (Tbc)

17 - 19 October (Northern Ireland)

27 - 29 November (virtual)
£2,995 (Member) / £3,595 (Non-Member)
Leadership for Directors8 - 9 November (Isle of Man)

27 - 28 November (Aberdeen)

29 - 30 November (Northern Ireland)

4 - 5 December (Edinburgh)

5 - 6 December (virtual)
£2,795 (Member) / £3,295 (Non-Member)
Strategy for Directors11 - 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)
£2,995 (Member) / £3,595 (Non-Member)
Completion of above 4 modules =
Certificate Level
Enrolling for Certificate 2023£9,995 (Member) / £12,995 (Non-Member)
Developing Board Performance18 - 20 September (virtual)£3,995 (Member) / £4,745 (Non-Member)
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 developing@IoD.com

Certificate in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2023
Closing dateExam dateResult
24 May21 June
5 July2 August
9 August6 September
3 October1 November
8 November6 December
Diploma in Company Direction Exam Dates - 2023
Closing dateExam dateResult
28 June
22 November