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Certificate in Charity Law and Governance

9 months
1,793 GBP
Next course start
Course starts September, exam in June See details
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online
9 months
1,793 GBP
Next course start
Course starts September, exam in June See details
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online
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Course description

Certificate in Charity Law and Governance - Level 4 qualification course

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.

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

Course starts September, exam in June

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

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.

Particular job roles may include:

  • Secretary/Clerk to the Board
  • Head of Finance/ Finance Officer
  • Head of Governance
  • Company Secretary/Assistant Company Secretary
  • Charity Director

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Students who are successful in the final exam will receive the Level 4 Certificate in Charity Law & Governance.

Training Course Content

The course includes a programme which starts in September and is supported by live webinars until the following May.


The new course schedule will deliver up to 15 live webinars with our experienced trainers using the Zoom platform.

The course assessment has moved away from a 100% exam to a more interactive model:

  • 20% Course participation (includes webinars, forum discussions, formative quizzes, and wellbeing workshops)
  • 40% written report (3000-3500 words)
  • 40% multiple-choice exam (1 hour exam)

As a student you will have access to a community of practice with like-minded professionals and resources on our new learning management system (LMS).

An induction session will help you to navigate the LMS and the CGI websites.

Join us in a new and interactive course!

This course is based around a self-study model, and therefore requires a significant commitment to study, on top of the provided webinar sessions.

Recommended study time for the whole course is 200 hours (which includes all webinar sessions and the examination), which is approximately 8-9 months of study.

An electronic copy of the study text is given to you when your qualification registration is approved, 

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The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland
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