This unique Level 4 course has been newly created to help meet the specific needs for effective governance in academy schools. You will learn skills not readily available from other courses in schools management. In particular, the course focuses on the governance needs of multi-academy trusts (MATs), and how solid and consistent governance and standards can be implemented across several schools. Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Academy Governance qualification are eligible to become Affiliated members and continue to benefit from the knowledge and support of our governance and compliance community.Download the Academy Governance syllabus
Please ask your course administrator for a copy of the study text
In the table below you will find:
|Exam session||Exam paper||Mark scheme||Examiner's|
|November 2020||View||View||View||Exam paper 1
Exam paper 2
|November 2019||View||View||View||Section C (fail)
Section C (merit)
Section C (distinction)
|June 2019||View||View||View||Question 17 and Question 19|
This section contains the recordings with all corresponding slides below. This section will be updated throughout the time the live course is running up from September 2022.
If you are in the current cohort you can access the resources from the Learner Management System.
|Session 1 - Introduction to the course and study skills||Session 1 slides|
|Session 2 - Legislative and Regulatory Framework||Session 2 Slides|
|Session 3 - Governance (part 1)||Session 3 slides|
|Session 4 - Governance (part 2)||Session 4 slides|
|Session 5 - Governance (part 3)||Session 5 slides|
|Session 6 - Task 1 feedback and analysis||Session 6 Slides|
|Session 7 - Risk, compliance and policies (part 1)||Session 7 slides|
|Session 8 - Risk, compliance and policies (part 2)||Session 8 slides|
|Session 9 - Financial management||Session 9 slides|
|Session 10 - Task 2 feedback and analysis||Session 10 slides|
|Session 11 - Exam strategy and techniques|
The recordings for the 2021 cohort can be accessed here.