Short course qualifications

ICSA offer a number of qualifications to suit a variety of professional requirements at different levels. Upon completion of one or more of the short course qualifications, you will be eligible to take up Affiliated membership.

Financial compliance qualifications

International Finance and Administration qualifications

The IFA qualifications have been developed in response to the increasing complexity of providing financial services across national boundaries, and the growing demand for greater transparency.

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Level 5 Certificate in Fund Administration

This higher-level certificate is a specialised qualification in fund administration. It draws on our expertise in developing the broader Level 5 IFA programme, and particularly the Fund Administration module.

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Support your studies

If you are considering tuition to aid your study for an International Finance and Administration qualification, you can sign up with one of our registered tuition providers

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Corporate governance qualifications

Certificate in Corporate Governance

This introductory Level 4 course is broadly based, covering the principles of good governance across many different sectors. You will develop a strong core knowledge of corporate governance frameworks and codes, and be better placed to navigate governance structures.

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Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance

This advanced certificate Level 6 course, is a flexible way of getting the knowledge and skills needed to advise governing authorities in private, voluntary and many public sector organisations.

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Certificate in Employee Share Plans

If you work in a company secretarial role, in human resources and rewards, or as a share plan administrator (in-house or external), this course gives you the foundation to design, develop and operate share plans effectively. Developed with Tapestry.

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Certificate in Company Secretarial Practice and Share Registration Practice

Validated by ICSA, this well-respected Level 4 course is taught by Kensington College of Business, with particular focus on knowledge required for roles in the financial services sector.

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Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice (Ireland)

Developed by ICSA in partnership with the Law Society of Ireland, this Level 6 course trains suitably qualified individuals to act as a company secretaries, as required by the Companies Act 2014.

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Charity governance qualifications

Certificate in Charity Law and Governance

This Level 4 course provides an introduction to the legal and regulatory framework around charities in England and Wales, and how this affects charities in relation to issues such as generating income and managing assets.

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Diploma in Charity Management

ICSA has a special recognition agreement with Cass Business School to offer this Level 7 (postgraduate) Diploma for those who have completed the relevant parts of their Charity Masters Programme.

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Education governance

The Certificate in Academy Governance Level 4 course has been newly created to help meet the specific need for effective governance in academy schools and give you skills not readily available from other courses in schools management.

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Sports governance

The Certificate in Sports Governance focuses on the specific requirements for working in sports organisations and particularly with UK Sport's Code for Sports Governance.

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Health Service governance

The Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance caters to the specific governance needs of NHS in England, which are significantly different from commercial or other public sector requirements. This is the only such qualification available in self-study, distance-learning form, to provide flexibility around other commitments.

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