Certificate in corporate governance

A structured programme that aims to give those who promote good governance the right knowledge and skills

About the programme

Effective governance has never been more important and this practical training programme increases the knowledge and skills of those charged with making governance work in public bodies.

It is delivered through seven training modules over nine days, spread over a six month period. Assessment is workbased to reflect the practical nature of the qualification.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to:

  • apply the fundamentals of corporate governance in a wider public sector context
  • establish and maintain an effective governance framework
  • identify how the various areas of business risk impact on the corporate governance of a public sector organisation
  • identify the values and behaviours that demonstrate effective governance in action
  • appreciate the role of the board and all those with whom it interacts
  • avoid major governance failures by understanding what can cause them
  • manage relationships within and outside the organisation.

Who is the course aimed at?

Staff who support the work of the board, have responsibility for governance, or aspects of governance throughout the organisation, middle and senior managers (or aspiring managers) and new or aspiring board members.

Duration and mode of delivery

Six months starting with one launch module and seven further modules in total.

Assessment and accreditation

You are required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence and a work-based project that record evidence of learning during each module and aspects of work which substantiate your ability to undertake specific tasks.

On successful completion, you will be awarded the Certificate in Corporate Governance by CIPFA, equivalent to NQF Level 3.

When and where?

This accredited programme is offered both in-house and at locations across the UK.

For more information about running it at your location, please contact the training team on 020 7543 5600 or by email to customerservices@cipfa.org.

For date and location details, please search our accredited training calendar.

If no dates are currently scheduled, please contact customerservices@cipfa.org to discuss future dates or having the course delivered in-house.


£2240 +VAT

CPD Hours

Up to 63

Certificate in Corporate Governance Brochure 2016

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