Charity law and regulations are intended to ensure public accountability and the safeguarding of charitable funds and assets. The underlying point and purpose of the correct legal administration of a charity is, though, far more than mere legal and regulatory compliance. Rather, it is about building a firm foundation for good governance, enabling the charity to be effective in achieving its charitable purposes, delivering lasting positive social impact and making a real difference for good.
This Level 4 course provides an introduction to the legal and regulatory framework around charities in England and Wales. It gives an understanding of the legal basis of the charity, the role of regulators and how to fulfil your charitable purpose whilst adhering to legal and regulatory requirements.
This qualification is open entry, which means you do not need any prior qualifications to register on it, although it does help to be working in a related field.
It is suitable if you are affected by legal regulation and/or have governance responsibilities in registered, exempt or excepted charities. It is also suitable if you are studying for a charity finance qualification, providing a broader knowledge base and developing the transferability of your skills to develop your career within the sector.
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.