Diploma in Charity Management

Enhance your qualification with professional accreditation from The Chartered Governance Institute.

  • Variable by course
  • Cass Business School, London
  • Taught course, face-to-face (London)
  • Course starts Apr 2020 or Oct 2020
  • £350 registration
  • Eligible
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The Cass Business School offers this postgraduate diploma for those students who have completed the relevant parts of a Cass Charity Master’s Programme.

If you are involved in charity management and are already studying for, or considering, a Cass Master’s Programme, this diploma will supplement your academic achievements with a recognised professional qualification. This diploma will also support and reinforce your authority when dealing with, or advising on, governance matters.

Visit the Cass website for more information on their Charity Master's Programmes.


The diploma is awarded on successful completion of four Cass Business School Master’s Programme modules in:

  • Learning and understanding the voluntary sector 
  • Resource management
  • Marketing and fundraising 
  • Strategy, diversity and governance


Particular benefits include:

  • tuition from, and peer group benefits of, a leading business school;
  • the knowledge, skills and personal resources to become more effective in charity management;
  • conceptual and practical understanding of diversity and governance; and
  • access to a strong network and connections within the charity sector.


Those wishing to register for the Diploma pay an additional fee of £350 to The Chartered Governance Institute, covering the certification and a year’s affiliate membership with us.

This gives access to all of the Institute's member-only resources and guidance notes, plus discounts on our books, conferences and training courses. 


If you've completed the four required modules of a Cass Charity Master's Programme and want to apply to receive the Diploma in Charity Management, just follow these simple steps:

1. Complete the registration form

Fill in a registration form:

2. Organise payment

You can pay the fee in one of the following ways:

  • By cheque, made payable to The Chartered Governance Institute, sent with your registration form
  • By credit or debit card – please contact the membership team on +44 (0)20 7580 4741. 

3. Send forms and payment

Once you have completed your registration form, please post this to:

Members and Students
The Chartered Governance Institute
Saffron House
6–10 Kirby Street

Further info

For more information on signing up to a Cass Charity Master's Programmes, then please visit their website.

If you are a past or existing student on a Cass Charity Masters Programme and want to discuss eligibility with one of our friendly team, please call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us.

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