CGI Foundation course
CGI Foundation course
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Start your path to becoming Chartered with the Foundation Programme.
The Foundation Program provides all relevant skills and knowledge to help prepare you to meet the demands of Part One of the CGIUKI Chartered Governance Qualifying Program.
This is especially useful if you do not have the academic or professional experience to enter the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme at Part One.
The Foundation Programme is your first step on the path to a career as a governance professional or company secretary.

Program structure:

The Foundation Program covers the following subjects:

  • -Business environment – how businesses are organized and run and how the external environment affects business activities
  • -Law – an introduction to corporate and business (commercial) law and the legal framework within which businesses operate
  • -Company compliance and administration – introducing legal, ownership and management structures for companies, how companies are incorporated and routine company compliance and governance obligations
  • -Finance – the basics of bookkeeping and how to understand the components of financial documentation as well as the principles of financial decision making.

Detailed information on the syllabus, a sample exam paper and an extract from the study text are available in the qualification Discovery Pack.

Study:

We recommend 150-200 hours of study for this course which will take around six to nine months.
You will be assessed in one 3 hour exam with 15 minutes reading time. You can take your exam in June and November each year. The paper contains a mixture of short- and extended-answer questions with a pass mark of 50%.
When registering for the course, you must pick from one of the next two exam sessions, which are held twice a year, in June and November.
Hawkamah Institute is a regional partner with The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland (CGIUKI), to work with regional governance professionals take the next level of their career and pursue a certification through CGIUKI. The program is designed as open entry, with no prior qualifications required.

Fees:

Please note that Hawkamah’s tuition and revision fee does not include the ICSA registration and examination fee. To take the exams, participants have to register on the CGIUKI website. Please click here.

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