Our Foundation Programme provides the relevant skills and knowledge to help prepare you to meet the demands of Part One of our Qualifying Programme. This is especially useful if you do not have the academic or professional experience to enter the Qualifying Programme at Part One. The Foundation Programme is your first step on the path to a career as a governance professional or company secretary.
Download the Foundation Programme 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.Next steps
Once you have completed the Foundation Programme you can start your journey on the part 1 and part 2 modules.
This is the main pdf version of the study text available to download as part of your qualification package.
This is the recommended study text for the June and November 2023 exam.
In the table below you will find:
|Exam session||Exam paper||Mark scheme||Examiner's report||Student answers|
|November 2020||View||View||View||Exam paper 1|
We deliver a number of study support webinars for Part One and Part Two of the Qualifying Programme, covering topics ranging from planning your study to exam strategy, and can be find in the 'Learning resources' area, so you can view it at a time to suit you. The subject specifc webinars can be found in each module area in the main 'My Learning' area, these include subject matter expert presentations.
We plan to deliver webinars that are subject specific to the Foundation Programme. You will receive an invitation to join these live webinars and the recordings can be accessed below.
Students on the Foundation Programme now have access to the associated e-learning course to aid with their study.
This e-learning tool provides a pre-read on each chapter of the study text with interactive features to guide students through the content before they read the study text.
It can be revisited as many times as you like, making it the perfect tool to aid your revision before the exam.
Register for the Foundation Programme e-learning. Please note if you are already registered onto our Learner Management System, you will need to email email@example.com and request to have the Foundation Programme pathway added to your training plan.
Once you have registered your details, you will receive an approval email within 48 hours (Monday-Friday) confirming your account is ready to use.