Course Outline

The PGCert in Board Practice and Directorship comprises of three modules taught over an intensive rezidential week, covering topics like :

PG Cert Module 1: Building Board and Director Effectiveness

PG Cert Module 2: Investor Relations, Governance and Innovation

PG Cert Module 3: Handling Risk at Board Level


Assesment Process

For each module, there will be a written assignment of 3,000 words (60%) and a case study (40%) presented in a 2 day workshop. Each module’s assignment accounts for 20 credits.


Course & assesment timeline


Application Process

Entry requirements

Applicants who possess exceptional organisational experience but do not meet the standard academic requirements are welcome to apply and may be considered for entry onto the programme on a case-by-case basis.

Enrolment process outline

Enrolment Timeline

Programme start date: 17th November 2024


Fee PGCert Stage 1 


About course

The PGCert (Stage 1) is focused on director development. Building a personal awareness of strengths, limitations, skills and capabilities. This stage draws attention to director contribution and frames stewardship of the organisation, and due diligence in your leadership qualities. You will learn how to work through ambiguous issues, engaging as a board to reach a consensus.
The PGCert in Board Practice and Directorship comprises of three modules taught over one week intensive period. An individual assignment and group case study is required to be submitted each month during the 3 months following the workshops.
Workshop attendance and successful completion of all assignments for each module are compulsory in order to achieve the award. Participants are also required to keep a reflective Postgraduate learning journal.


SUBMISSIONS CLOSING 9th September 2024

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