Duration Options

Flexible, 11 Weeks or 1 Week


Approx 60 hours in total

What you’ll learn?

Diploma in Corporate Governance




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Company secretaries and next generation directors


The company secretary holds a strategic position at the heart of governance operations within an organisation and handles a diverse range of tasks.


The top 25% of company secretaries can earn up to and above £184,000, and group company secretaries have the potential to earn in excess of £310,000.


A challenging, rewarding and essential role that plays a key part in delivering an organisation’s overall corporate governance.

Explore the course modules and what you will learn as a company secretary.

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Got more questions about the role of company secretary?


What does a company secretary do? What is a company secretary and what role do they play on a board? When it comes to ensuring good corporate governance, the role of the company secretary is critical.

What does a Company Secretary do and how much do they earn

The role of the company secretary has changed significantly. What do they do and how much do they earn? Today’s company secretary handles a diversity of tasks that differs significantly from their original role.


In this webinar, we explore the vital role of the company secretary. Focusing on tips and examples of good practice, this course will be of particular interest to board secretaries, company directors, CEOs and executives.

Develop the practical knowledge, insight and global mindset of a new generation of board directors.

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97.3% of delegates

recommend this diploma

Here is what they have to say

Thank you for creating this Diploma. It is a much-needed service. Other Diplomas like this are unobtainable for many because of the cost. To be honest, having reviewed the other Diplomas, you have the best lecturers. I networked with some great people doing this Diploma. You really are going to make a difference in the business landscape. I certainly recommend this course.

Declan Cahill – Ireland

MBSI Programme Director

The purpose, content and tone of the Diploma from the Corporate Governance Institute are compelling. The Diploma has really brought to life my understanding of how governance works. I deal with the boards of various companies, and the Diploma gave me whole new insights and a refreshed reference framework for what I do. It sharpens how I approach the work I do on their behalf. Thanks for such a rich opportunity.

Patrick O’Meara – Ireland

Owner P Woods & Associates

“This was an excellent course. The materials were well designed and fully supported the first class Tutorials and presenters throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to those seeking to enhance their understanding of Corporate Governance, and of the nature of working in Boards”.

Jon Gillies – United Kingdom


Invest in your future with a comprehensive and valuable Diploma in Corporate Governance

The full Diploma in Corporate Governance offers comprehensive knowledge of corporate governance, including how to be a stronger company secretary.

The Diploma in Corporate Governance provides you with the skills that you require to enable clear and concise decision-making and impart best governance practices.

Ensure that you are fully informed on all of the various changes and updates that are being applied to boardroom dynamics and company secretary demands in what is now a very dynamic corporate governance environment.

Your Diploma in Corporate Governance improves leadership skills and ensures that you enter the boardroom with the professional mindset of an experienced director.

With the Diploma in Corporate Governance, directors and executives will gain a distinct career edge by better understanding their duties and responsibilities.

Alumni of the Corporate Governance Institute are better qualified then other boardroom directors and are therefore more equipped to lead real change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our faculty members are industry experts with an interest in teaching the next generation of directors and board members. Along with teaching, our lecturers are professionally involved in numerous types of businesses.

You will examine the most current and relevant case studies and learn about the latest thinking at the board level. To see the full list of faculty members, click here

You can study for this Diploma in three different formats, each one designed to be flexible so they work for busy people.

  • Some students choose to learn at their own pace by taking the online, self-paced format.
  • Some prefer the part-time Diploma which takes 11 weeks to complete and involves three hours of teaching per week.
  • And then there is the Bootcamp format which is ideal for busy executives who wish to become certified directors in just one week.

You can learn more and decide which format suits you the best, here.

Definitely. We designed this Diploma to demystify and define what it means to be a company director and a boardroom leader. You will learn best boardroom practices from company directors, who share their experiences and knowledge. The case studies are real-world, practical and full of insights. Your resulting certification is globally recognised.

This Diploma is ideal for the next generation of leaders who wish to make a positive impact at the highest levels of organisations around the world.

Absolutely! We’ve had teams join us from PLCs, NGOs, law firms, public bodies, today’s financial and tech giants, and everywhere in between. If you’re interested in participating in teams of five or more, email paul@thecorporategovernanceinstitute.com for more information.