Company Compliance and Administration study support


The aim of this module is for students to develop their knowledge and skills to prepare for practice as a company secretary, ensuring that the company operates in accordance with good governance principles and the regulations of the jurisdiction in which it operates.

After successful completion of this module you should:

  • Understand the role of the company secretary and the differing responsibilities of the company secretary, the board, management, shareholders and other stakeholders.
  • Understand the nature and principles of the company’s regulatory requirements and interpret and practise in the sector to ensure compliance.
  • Be able to exercise appropriate judgment to advise the board on the expectations of and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Be able to understand, apply and advise on statutes, regulation and good practice in respect of share capital.

Download Company Compliance and Administration module syllabus. This syllabus was updated in line with the July 2021 study text update and is to be used to prepare for the June 2022 exam.

Study text

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Study text


Company Compliance and Administration

Recommended study text

This is the recommended study text for June and Novemner 2024 exam.

Exam material

In the table below you will find:

  • Exam paper - this is the paper that was set at the exam session
  • Mark scheme - this is the document markers used to assess students' answers
  • Examiner's report - this is the examiner's comment on the examination performance
  • Student answers - for some sessions we can show examples of answers students wrote in the examination
  • Pass rates - These pass rates refer to exams from the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories (all territories administered by the Chartered Governance Institute’s office in London).
Company Compliance and Administration exam material
Exam sessionExam paperMark schemeExaminer's reportStudent answers
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November 2021 View View View

Exam paper 1 (pass)
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June 2021 View View View

Exam paper 1
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November 2020 View View View Exam paper 1
Exam paper 2
November 2019 View View View Question 10 (fail)
Question 10 (merit)
Question 10 (distinction)
Sample paper  View View Not available for sample paper

You are able to view resources from the previous version of the Qualifying Programme in the ‘Archive’ tab above.


We deliver a number of study support webinars for each exam session covering topics ranging from planning your study to exam strategy. You will get details of upcoming webinars via email. Each session is recorded and can be found in the 'Learning resources' area, so you can view it at a time to suit you.

We plan to deliver webinars that are subject specific to the Qualifying Programme modules.  You will receive an invitation to join these live webinars and the recordings can be accessed below.

  • Company Compliance and Administration revision webianar and slides for November 2023
  • Company Compliance and Administration examiner webinar and slides for November 2020. The examiner analysed questions from the recent exam session and provided guidance on exam strategy. You can view the student answers in the 'Exam material' tab above.


The previous version of the Qualifying Programme, the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS), ran from June 2011 to June 2019. Some of the modules were very similar to the content of the new Qualifying Programme, particularly the strategy, governance, corporate law and secretarial practice content.

You may find it useful to refer to this material while preparing for your studies, but please remember this material has not been updated since the exam was set; also, remember that the new exams have a different format to CSQS exam papers.

Corporate Secretarial Practice syllabus

Past papers

Corporate Secretarial Practice past papers
Exam sessionExam paperSuggested answersStudent answers
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June 2017 View View Response to question 2
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November 2016 View View Response to question 1
Response to question 3
Response to question 6
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