Company Secretarial Practice for PLCs

This intensive governance course, delivered by experts, covers the essential knowledge and activities of the successful company secretary in a PLC.


Good governance drives better decision making, unlocks business growth, reduces risk, and ensures organisations are fit for the future. Bad governance increases the risk of reputational damage, financial losses, or corporate failure. The role of the company secretary is critical to the governance system and it is therefore legally required that all publicly listed companies have a company secretary.

UK law places unique demands on PLCs and the teams that manage them.This intensive course, delivered by experts, covers the essential knowledge and activities of the successful company secretary or governance professional in a PLC.

Who is this course for

This course is perfect for:

  • company secretaries and governance professionals who work in a PLC
  • staff with responsibility for supporting the board in a PLC
  • legal, finance, operations or other professionals with governance responsibilities in a PLC.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, delegates will be understand:

  1. The core duties of the company secretary in a listed business
  2. The relevant legal and regulatory frameworks including listing, disclosure and transparency rules
  3. Best practice in corporate governance, including ESG issues and non-financial reporting
  4. Key relationships – including working with the board and investor relations
  5. Techniques for key tasks – including taking minutes, managing share plans and year-end activities.

You will also receive:

  • A delegate pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland. This includes a subscription to G+C Magazine as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base.

People who take this course often go on to book:

Useful CGI Resources:

A wealth of further information and guidance on governance practices can be found on CGI’s website.

Competency framework:

This course aligns to CGI’s competency framework: Entry/Emerging
Use the competency framework to identify your strengths and areas for improvement in governance.


£755 +VAT (Non-members)
£680 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£605 +VAT (CGIUKI members)

There are discounts available if you are working for a registered charity. Please call us to get the reduced rate.

19 November 2024
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18 September 2025
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If you have a group of 5 people or over, it may be beneficial to run this programme as a bespoke, in-house course.  Click below to contact us.

Bespoke Training

Location: Virtual
Time: 9:30 - 16:00

If you need any further assistance or advice, please call +44 (0)20 7580 4741 or contact us

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