Director Training Courses and Director Qualifications
The main Director Qualifications awarded by the Professional Directors Association are the Company Board Director Certificate Qualification and the Company Board Director Diploma Qualification. The Director Qualifications and the associated courses can be delivered Live Online or In Person at prestigious venues throughout the UK. We offer all of our Director Qualifications and Director Courses on a scheduled multi-company basis or as single company Internal Director training programmes. The value of these Director training courses is enhanced by the provision of high quality “take aways” in the form of professionally printed and bound delegate packs.
Professional Directors Association
The Professional Directors Association and its sister organisations have been leading providers of top quality Director training courses in the UK for over 20 years. We are now focussing on the direct delivery of Board Director training courses, leading to professional Director Qualifications. Our goal is to train and qualify at least one Director on every UK Board and as many directors as possible internationally. This will improve the quality and effectiveness of all Boards and their companies.
We are a Not for Profit Social Enterprise. Any surplus revenues from fee paying Director delegates would be used to improve the quality of our services and to subsidise training for directors and organisations such as Charities and Green Start-ups, who may not be able to pay the standard fees. We are strongly focussed on combatting climate change. We plant 100 trees for every delegate day, on behalf of our Director delegates. These trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere to reduce their personal carbon footprints.
The Courses have been delivered to over 10,000 client organisations and helped thousands of Directors to outstanding achievements and corporate success. Our clients have included 96% of the Top 100 Companies in the UK and over 500 of the Top 1,000 companies.
The main Director Qualifications awarded by the Professional Directors Association are the:
- Company Board Director Certificate Qualification
- Company Board Director Diploma Qualification
Company Board Director Certificate Qualification Programme
The Board Director Qualification Certificate programme is a comprehensive director qualification that is fully audited and quality controlled by the Professional Directors Association. The individual component courses are also separately accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Learning and Management, as approved training courses for Board Directors and Senior Executives.
The four standard component courses collectively encompass 8 days and are normally delivered in 2 day segments. There is an Accelerated Board Director Certificate program, which can be completed in a single week of 5 consecutive working days. The individual component courses can instead be booked across separate non-consecutive days.
The Professional Directors Association component courses, showing their separate independent professional approval bodies are:
- Board Director Roles and Responsibilities; Chartered Management Institute recognised
- Strategy for Board Directors; Chartered Management Institute recognised
- Leadership for Board Directors; approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management
- Finance for Non-Finance Directors; Chartered Management Institute recognised
The logos of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Learning and Management will appear alongside our own logo on the individual component course CPD Certificates; Certificates of Continuing Professional Development.
There is an optional 1-day integration course, which is offered at no extra cost.
The award of this prestigious high level Director Qualification Certificate will demonstrate competency in all four of the core Board Directorship skills. It will be awarded to all Director Delegates who attend the four component course modules.
This achievement will authorise you to use the following words or letters after your name:
Board Director Certificate or B.D. Cert.
Relevant courses delivered by Excellence in Learning and the Institute of Directors (with whom we have no formal connection) will be recognised for partial credit against the requirements of the Board Director Certificate Qualification of the Professional Directors Association.
Certificates of Professional Development, CPD
Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued for the completion of each of the individual modules (courses).
These courses are recognised for CPD (Continuous Professional Development) purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Professional Directors Association, the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Law Society, the CIPD, the CIM, the CMI and the ICAEW.
Formal Qualification Certificates will be issued to all participants. The certificates will bear our own logo and the official logo of either the Chartered Management Institute, or the Institute of Learning and Management.
A Chartered Management Institute Recognised Training Centre for Director Training Courses.
An Institute of Leadership and Management Recognised Training Centre for Director Courses.
Company Board Director Diploma Qualification Programme
The Company Board Director Diploma of the Professional Directors Association sets the professional benchmark against which all other director qualifications should be measured. The Professional Directors Association have evaluated the other main director qualifications in the UK and have judged the Diploma qualification of the Institute of Directors (with whom we have no formal connection) to be an equivalent qualification. Other qualifications were reviewed and judged to be lesser qualifications.
The Company Board Director Diploma is only awarded to those directors who have previously been awarded the Company Board Director Certificate of the Professional Directors Association, which provides evidence of their competency in all four of the core Board Directorship areas. This achievement will already have put you in a different league to most other Board Directors.
The Company Board Director Diploma programme takes this evidence a major step further by proving the expert knowledge of those directors, through success in four separate multiple choice 1 hour long examination modules; after optional attendance at four half day revision course modules. There is one optional revision course module covering each of the four core competency areas. The format is an optional morning revision course, followed by a 1 hour long multiple choice examination in the afternoon.
The Company Board Director Diploma will further identify you as one of a small elite group of directors. You will be seen to not only possess all of the essential theoretical skills needed by the top directors, but will have proved beyond any shadow of a doubt, your practical competency in all four of the core Board Directorship areas, through success in practical multiple choice examinations.
This will authorise you to write the following words or letters after your name:
Company Board Director Diploma or B.D. Dip.