Certificate in Employee Share Plans

A unique qualification for UK share scheme professionals.

  • No formal qualifications required
  • Distance Learning
  • Online group teaching with smaller breakout sessions
  • Part 1 dates:
    May 2021, exam Jul 2021
    Part 2 dates:
    Sep 2021, exam Nov 2021
  • £3,250+VAT
  • Eligible
  • tapestryicsa.com
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Who is the course aimed at?

The Certificate in Employee Share Plans course has been designed especially for:

  • Company secretaries, assistant company secretaries and those supporting the company secretarial function;
  • Administrators, both those within companies and those providing services externally;
  • Human resource professionals, those working within companies in designing and communicating employee share plans;
  • Benefit consultants who advise on employee and executive share plans.

The qualification

This is the only professional employee share plan qualification available in the UK. Participants can expect the course to be equivalent to the first year of a three-year undergraduate honours degree programme in the United Kingdom.

After successfully completing the assessments you will be awarded the Certificate in Employee Share Plans and will be entitled to upgrade your membership to CG (Affiliated).

Entry

This qualification is for those working in company secretarial or administration roles, human resources professionals and consultants. You do not need any formal qualifications to enter the course.

Most participants are employed in a relevant occupation and have at least GCSEs or their equivalent.

Content

The virtual course is is delivered in two block sessions, each of which are run over five short days and can be completed within nine months, supported by self-study. Topics covered by the course include:

• Share plan design
• Law and regulation, including market abuse and governance
• Executive and all-employee share plans
• Tax and National Insurance
• Accounting for share plans
• Reporting and disclosure
• Administration, including service level agreements and data privacy
• The global operation of share plans

Assessment of this qualification is by examination.

Fees

The course fee is £3,250 + VAT.

This fee covers:

  • The course, including training sessions, course materials, pastoral support, access to dedicated website
  • Examination fees
  • Certification

How to apply

To find out more about the benefits of studying this course and to apply, visit the Tapestry website.

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