Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme
This is our flagship qualification and the most common route to GradCG status and Chartered membership of The Institute. The programme covers seven subjects at two levels. Students with a law, finance or governance background may be able to start at Part One at Level 6 (equivalent to final year undergraduate level). You complete your learning at Part Two at Level 7 (equivalent to a post graduate degree). Depending on your academic or professional background you may be eligible for some module exemptions.
Routes of entry
We offer alternative routes of entry for students based on their relevant qualifications or experience.
- Foundation Programme entry – Students who are not eligible to start the programme at Part One will need to take the Foundation Programme to start their journey to GradCG. This is set at Level 4 (equivalent to first year undergraduate level).
- Part One entry – Those with relevant education or experience will start at Part One of the qualifying programme.
- Related Degree entry – Law or finance graduates start at Part One and may be eligible for exemption from the law or finance module. MBA graduates start at Part One and will be assessed for other exemptions.
What happens after the course?
Achieving Chartered status requires both knowledge and experience. By passing the qualifying programme, you will become a Graduate member of the Institute, allowing the use of the post-nominal GradCG to signify your expertise.