This course aims to provide a practical understanding of key areas within Company Secretarial Practice and Share Registration Practice, for those working within the company secretarial department or within share registration.

It is also suitable for those who are new to the sector as well as those wishing to have a better understanding of the key knowledge to assist in their role and career.

Successful completion of the course results in the award of a Certificate by CGIUKI: The Chartered Governance Institute. CGIUKI is the international qualifying and membership body for the Chartered Secretary profession and the world’s leading authority on governance and compliance.

The course is divided into four modules as follows:

Module 1: The Company
Includes: the role of the company secretary; types of companies; incorporation; stakeholders of a company; the board of directors.

Module 2: Governance and Compliance
Includes: the law and regulation that affects companies; corporate governance; statutory registers, records and returns; the regulation of listed companies; annual report and accounts.

Module 3: Meetings
Includes: types of company meetings; notice; agenda; quorum; voting; resolutions; minutes; board meetings; board committees.

Module 4: Share Registration Practice
Includes: shares and share capital; share registration; share transfers; dividends; employee share schemes.

Course Assessment
The Course is assessed as follows:

Module 1: The Company
Assignment (2500-3000 words)

Module 2: Governance and Compliance
Examination (1.5 hours)

Module 3: Meetings
Assignment (2500-3000 words)

Module 4: Share Registration Practice
Examination (1.5 hours)

Upon successful completion of all four modules, students will be awarded the CGIUKI Certificate in Company Secretarial Practice. These are graded at pass, merit and distinction. Also, students who successfully complete the programme are eligible for Affiliated membership.  If students take up the offer of Affiliated membership, they will be awarded the post-nominals, ‘CG (Affiliated)’.

Students who just want the practical knowledge in either a single module or the whole programme and who do not wish to undertake the assessment will be awarded a KCB certificate of attendance if they meet the necessary criteria.

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There are two start dates each year: October and February.
If you start in October you will finish the course in June (9 months duration). If you start in  February you will finish the course the following February (12 months duration with a break over the summer).

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through an online Moodle site, through which all students access the study material, including video and text content, practice questions and course information. The course includes eight taught sessions of approximately two hours each.  These sessions will be held online using Zoom.  The sessions will be recorded in case students can’t attend.

Supplementing the course content, all students will receive a schedule and advice about how to plan their self-study sessions to work through the course material.

There will also be two guest lectures. These will be held online using Zoom.  The sessions will be recorded in case students can’t attend.

There are no formal academic entry requirements for admission to the course, as the emphasis of the course is practical, though it is recommended that the student has previous work experience, preferably in a related occupation and in which business is conducted in English.

Course Fees
The cost of the course is £1200. This includes all learning materials and the 1st attempt at the assessments.

How to Apply
If you would like to apply for this course, please complete the application form and return it to the college together with your payment.
Sponsored students should provide a letter from their sponsor. This letter should state that you are being sponsored for the duration of this course and to whom/where they would like the invoice sent to. Students who want to join the course do not need to apply to become a student member of the CGIUKI but should apply directly to KCB.


For further information, contact kcbinfo@kcb.ac.uk