IoD NI Professional Developments

Chartered Director Programme

Chartered Director is the professional qualification for directors and is recognised internationally as the gold-standard in director level training. It is an opportunity for directors to develop their own skills and to think strategically about future plans enhancing the overall performance and success of their company.
Click here to hear testimonials from previous course participants from a range of sectors across Northern Ireland.

The Programme is delivered in Northern Ireland by Director Development Ireland on behalf of the IoD and takes the form of 12.5 days of face-to-face tuition over nine months (including five two-day residentials) on the themes of:

  • Role of the Director and the Board
  • Strategy and Marketing
  • Finance for Non-Financial Directors
  • The Director's Role in Leading the Organisation
  • Developing Board Performance

The Chartered Director Programme progresses through three stages:

  • Certificate in Company Direction (Cert IoD)
  • Diploma in Company Direction (Dip IoD)
  • Chartered Director (CDir)

The Programme is delivered by IoD-approved facilitators who work internationally and understand the implementation issues rather than simply the theory. Programme materials are state-of-the-art, and highly accessible on-line support is provided for all participants.

The modules are delivered in an engaging, enjoyable style. Aimed at busy people there are no assignments or dissertations. There are two exams, for which our delegates are well-prepared, consistently excelling in terms of both pass-rate and number of Distinctions. The opportunities for networking and peer learning, during the programme and in our local Alumni group, feature highly in delegate feedback.

These professional qualifications give participants a solid grounding in skills such as strategy, finance and leadership. Over the years more than 500 local directors have taken part - a testament to its status among the business community in Northern Ireland. Some 50 local business leaders have already qualified as Chartered Directors.

To register for Chartered Director your length of experience in a director role should be:

  • 3 full years' experience in a director level role for holders of a recognised degree or professional qualification; or
  • 5 full years' experience in a director level role, for those who do not hold a recognised degree or professional qualification.

IoD Members studying for the qualification can access the Professional Development Learning Zone to support their learning:

Click here to download The Chartered Director Programme.  Further information on the qualification can be obtained by emailing:

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