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Our qualifications are recognised worldwide for their depth and status. Successful students typically become Chartered or Affiliated members of The Institute, with all the benefits these memberships entail.

If you are considering studying our Qualifying Programme and wish to sit an exam in the June 2021 session, please ensure your application is submitted no later than 23 February 2021 to guarantee assessment by a member of the team. We cannot guarantee that applications submitted after this date will be dealt with in time for you to enter for the June examination session by the deadline, which is 23 March 2021.

Please note, registrations received on or after the 1 February 2021 will only be required to pay the half-year student subscription fee of £97.50 (full year = £195.00). This fee will validate your student membership until 31 July 2021.

Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme 

Study time: 1 – 4 years

This is our flagship qualification and the most common route to GradCG status and Chartered membership of The Institute. The programme covers seven subjects at two levels. Students with a law, finance or governance background may be able to start at Part One at Level 6 (equivalent to final year undergraduate level). You complete your learning at Part Two at Level 7 (equivalent to a post graduate degree). Depending on your academic or professional background you may be eligible for some module exemptions. 

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Foundation Programme

Study time: 200 hours

The Foundation Programme provides a broad introduction to business, how companies are governed, maintained and financially managed, and the laws to which they must adhere. The knowledge and skills gained through the Foundation Programme prepare you for studying Part One of the qualifying programme. This programme is open entry.

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Financial compliance qualifications

International Finance and Administration Qualifications 

Study time: 6-24 months

The IFA level 4 and 5 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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Postgraduate qualifications

Study time: 1 – 2 years

The Chartered Governance Institute has dual-award partnerships with universities across the UK. These postgraduate courses (full-time or part-time) cover the same content as the qualifying programme and successful graduates also receive GradCG status.

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Short course qualifications 

Study time: 6 – 24 months

We offer sector-specific qualifications in financial compliance, corporate law, education, sports and health service governance. Graduates are eligible to become Affiliated members of The Institute.

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For enquiries regarding student membership and studying with us please contact the Membership Team

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