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It is more important than ever that charity leaders and administrators understand the laws, controls and safeguards that surround their work. The introduction of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and growing public scrutiny make good governance fundamental to the success of any not-for-profit organisation.

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Certificate in Charity Law and Governance

This course is designed to support governance professionals, company secretaries, administrators, charity directors and charity officers.

It provides a sound understanding of the principles and practice of charity governance for registered and unregistered charities and identifies the skills that you need to deliver good governance in your organisation. Successful completion of the eight-week course leads to a qualification and is delivered via distance learning to fit around your other commitments.

Work in a small charity?
Apply for a bursary from The Chartered Secretaries Charitable Trust. Two successful applicants will receive a £750 contribution to course fees for the next exam session.

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