The aim of this module is to provide advanced knowledge and key skills necessary for the company secretary or governance professional to act as chief adviser to the board and other stakeholders on best practice in corporate governance, and as the facilitator for systematic application across a wide range of organisations.
After successful completion of this module you should:
You will need to purchase a copy of the study text and you can visit our Bookshop using the link below.
This is the recommended study text for the June and November 2022 exam.
Guidance for June 2021 examination
We have issued an addendum to the Corporate Governance study text to cover the UK Stewardship Code 2020.
You will need to use this if you are preparing for Corporate Governance at the June 2021 examinations.
The addendum is an update to the content in Chapter 14, Section 8 of the study text – UK Stewardship Code – pages 391 to 396. You can read the addendum instead of this section of the text.
In the table below you will find:
|Exam session||Exam paper||Mark scheme||Examiner's report||Student answers|
|June 2021||View||View||View||Exam paper 1 (pass)
Exam paper 2 (merit)
|November 2020||View||View||View||Exam paper 1
Exam paper 2
|November 2019||View||View||View||Question 12 (fail)
Question 12 (merit)
Question 12 (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.
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.
|Exam session||Exam paper||Suggested answers||Student answers|