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This discovery pack has been created to give you an in depth understanding of what is. involved in studying for the Certificate in Corporate Governance. The pack is divided into five sections,Introduction. The short syllabus,Study text sample chapter,Tuition options. How to register,Introduction, The introduction tells you at a glance what the certificate involves It provides key details. such as entry requirements study mode content and benefits of the certificate. The short syllabus, The short syllabus provides more details about the certificate key features and qualification. Study text sample chapter, We have included a chapter from the study text to give you a taster of the subject matter and.
format of the material that we provide to support your learning. Tuition options, We recommend our students take tuition and have a number of partners who are registered. to provide tuition in person and through distance learning We provide a list of our partners. who deliver tuition for the certificate,How to register. The final section of this pack explains how you can register for the Certificate in Corporate. Governance,INTRODUCTION,Certificate in Corporate,Governance. Introducing the UK and international governance landscape. Experience qualifications No prior qualifications required. Study mode Self study though tuition from one of our registered providers is highly. recommended, Support We provide textbooks and support resources such as examiner s reports and past. papers Students are also very welcome at ICSA events. Cost 910 1 500,Dates Exams Jun 2019 Nov 2019,Web icsa org uk discovercertcorpgov.
This Level 4 qualification introduces you to the key frameworks codes and legal and. regulatory requirements which underpin effective corporate governance It is designed to. help you to navigate complex governance structures understand risk and support your. organisation s governance needs, If you work in a role with governance responsibilities attached to it such as secretarial. assistant executive assistant or governance officer this qualification can help improve your. performance and add value to your organisation, The qualification takes 200 hours study time over six to nine months The topics covered. General Principles of Corporate Governance,The Board Shareholders and Corporate Reporting. Board Procedure and Governance Administration,Risk Governance. You will gain a better understanding of,the role of the board and company secretary.
how to support and engage with the board on legal financial and regulatory issues. frameworks and principles of governance and how to apply the relevant codes. key players in governance and decision making complexities and. key ways to manage risk,Key features,The ICSA Certificate in Corporate Governance. is aimed at individuals who are working or looking for a role with governance responsibilities. in the private or other sectors, is a Level 4 qualification set at first year undergraduate level. contains four compulsory modules, is an open entry programme with no prior qualifications required. is externally assessed ICSA will set and mark the assessment. is assessed twice a year in June and November, is graded at Pass P Merit M or Distinction D students whose level of achievement is. below Pass will be classified as Fail A Fail B Fail C or Fail D depending on the number of. marks achieved,Prior knowledge skills and understanding.
You do not need to achieve any other qualifications before registering for this qualification No. prior knowledge skills or understanding are necessary There are no formal entry requirements. and the qualifications are suitable for non degree holders although it is recommended to be. working in a relevant occupation,Assessment, The modules within the qualification are externally assessed via one closed book examination. that will cover content from each module The examination is set and marked by ICSA and the. pass mark is 50 See the Qualification structure section for further information. The examination provides independently assessed evidence of learning It also enables students. to demonstrate the range of transferable skills they have developed throughout their programme. of study by requiring them to apply their knowledge in unfamiliar contexts. Qualification structure, This qualification comprises four modules and is assessed via one three hour plus 15 minutes reading time closed book examination. which is set and marked by ICSA Students must pass this paper to be awarded the qualification The pass mark is 50. Module Modules Total hours weighting Description,number study time. 1 General 55 27 5 This module introduces the general principles of corporate governance. Principles of including what corporate governance is its purpose scope and history. Corporate and why it is important It also looks at how different countries have. Governance approached corporate governance including the use of non statutory. governance codes and where it fits in a country s regulatory framework. The module covers an overview of corporate governance explains the. difference between principles and provisions and introduces some key. governance theories It then considers how corporate governance has. developed in the UK first for companies listed on the London Stock. Exchange and then in other sectors and explains how governance has. developed globally, Finally the module covers some of the current key issues in. governance and likely developments including the influence of recent. scandals the importance of ethics values and corporate culture what. organisations exist to do and their place in society and corporate social. responsibility, 2 The Board 50 25 This module takes a closer look at boards shareholders and corporate.
Shareholders and reporting It covers the role and structure of boards how they are. Corporate remunerated and the main board committees It also looks at common. Reporting problem areas for boards and directors in making good decisions. The module then explains the rights and responsibility of shareholders. the investor chain linking individual savers to legal share owners. engagement by shareholders with companies they invest in and some. of the problem areas, Finally the module examines corporate reporting how companies. report to shareholders It looks at the purpose and contents of the. annual report and some of the practical issues for reporting. 3 Board Procedure 40 20 This module explores board procedure and governance in practice It. and Governance covers good meeting practice for boards including the documentation. Administration that boards can use to improve meeting practice and the procedures for. running a meeting, The module then looks at board effectiveness and the role of the. company secretary in helping to ensure meetings are effective and. considers how boards should evaluate their effectiveness and some of. the things that can challenge effectiveness in making good board. 4 Risk Governance 55 27 5 This module explores risk governance explaining the role of the board. in relation to ensuring the resilience of the organisation and its strategy. in the face of risk It covers the concept of risk key risk terms and the. board s role in risk governance The module them covers sources of. risk practical issues and challenges of managing risk and considers. what can be learned from the 2007 8 financial crisis. Total 200 hours 100,STUDY TEXT,SAMPLE CHAPTER,ICSA Study Text. Certificate in,Governance,Paul Moxey,Chapter nine,Boardroom effectiveness. 1 Introduction,2 The company secretary,3 Board effectiveness evaluation.
4 Problem areas for directors and boards in effective decision making. 1 Introduction, This chapter builds on the previous chapter on good meeting practice setting. out what else makes boards effective Section 1 is about how the company. secretary supports the board including their role and responsibilities The next. section looks at board evaluation what it involves and ways of doing it The last. section considers some of the problem areas for directors and boards in effective. decision making not already covered in this or the previous chapter. 2 The company secretary,2 1 The legal and code requirement. All public companies are required to have a company secretary CA2006 s. 271 The model articles for public companies contain a number of references. to the company secretary in relation to meetings and documents Together with. the directors a company secretary is an authorised signatory under s 44 for. executive documents, Private companies were required to have a company secretary until the. Companies Act 2006 but they may still choose to have one CA2006 s 270. If a private company does not have a secretary anything required to be given. or sent to its secretary may be given or sent to the company itself Anything. else required to be done by the secretary may be done by a director or person. authorised by the directors, Principle I of the 2018 Code says the board supported by the company. secretary should ensure that it has the policies processes information time and. Certificate in Corporate Governance, 150 Part three Board procedure and governance administration.
resources it needs in order to function effectively and efficiently Provision 16. provides all directors should have access to the advice of the company secretary. who is responsible for advising the board on all governance matters Both the. appointment and removal of the company secretary should be a matter for the. whole board, So the company secretary s role is one of supporting the board and particularly. the chair in the performance of their duties Exactly how much each company. secretary does will differ from board to board, 2 2 The role and responsibilities of the company secretary. As the ICSA Guidance note The corporate governance role of the company. secretary 2013 1 says the company secretary is at the heart of the delivery of. good quality corporate governance Much of the governance work described in. this study text will be done by the company secretary. The FRC confirms this in its Guidance on Board Effectiveness In a section. entitled Board support and the role of the company secretary it says that. the company secretary is responsible for ensuring that board procedures are. complied with advising the board on all governance matters supporting the. chair and helping the board and its committees to function efficiently. Other responsibilities set out in the guidance include ensuring good. communication and facilitating induction training and general professional. development Another responsibility is to ensure that directors have access. to independent professional advice at the company s expense The company. secretary should report to the chair on all board governance matters This does. not preclude the company secretary also reporting to the chief executive in. relation to their other executive management responsibilities The remuneration. of the company secretary should be determined by the remuneration. Another aspect of the company secretary s role is assisting in the establishment. of policies and processes that the board needs in order to function The. company s governance processes for example board and committee evaluation. should be regularly assessed by the company secretary and the chair along with. any potential improvements that arise from the assessment. The King IV Report says that governing bodies should have access to. professional and independent guidance on corporate governance and its legal. duties and support to coordinate the functioning of the governing body and. its committees It says the governing body should approve the arrangements. for the provision of such guidance and ensure that the company secretary. is empowered and carries the necessary authority It recommends that even. companies and other organisations not required to have a company secretary. should consider appointing one King IV says the company secretary should. have unfettered access to but for reasons of independence not be a member. of the governing body Finally King IV says that the company secretary. 1 ICSA 2013 The corporate governance role of the company secretary www icsa org uk download resources. download0 fileId 7960,Certificate in Corporate Governance. Chapter nine Boardroom effectiveness 151, should report to the board via the chair on all statutory duties and functions. performed in connection with the governing body The company secretary may. report to executive management on other matters, It follows that company secretaries should develop and maintain a professional.
objective and effective relationship with the chairman and other board. members They should be seen as trusted advisers who enjoy board members. confidence and be a confidential sounding board on matters that concern them. They can be an unobtrusive but if necessary firm voice in board discussion. They are not however board members and should not vote in a board meeting. They should be abreast of new governance legislation regulation and codes. and any other governance developments relevant to the company and brief the. board appropriately, Agendas will normally be prepared by the company secretary in consultation.

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