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Successful Company Secretarial Administration

Strengthen your understanding of the legal obligations and responsibilities of the company secretarial administrator with this programme. Accredited for 18 CPD Hours

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Course overview

Company secretarial duties continue to grow. The seriousness of the role makes it essential to keep up-to-date with changes and new developments

Across six modules the Successful Company Secretarial Administration flexible distance, online learning programme gives practical, easily accessible advice on the role, responsibilities and legal obligations of the company secretary. The course also provides a detailed analysis of a range of legislation such as the Companies Act 2006 which will allow you to further understand the legal implications which could impact upon current business activities.

Programme objectives

This flexible distance and online training programme will provide answers to the following key questions and concerns:

  • What are the legal responsibilities of a Company Secretary?
  • Can the Company Secretary ever overrule the directors?
  • What are the latest developments I need to know about from the Companies Act 2006
  • How do you balance short-term and long-term outcomes taking an impartial and ethical stance?
  • Does a company limited by guarantee differ from other companies?
  • What must happen if a company director is found to be acting illegally?
  • How could a company fall foul of the Bribery Act and what could be the implications for the directors?
  • How can a Company Secretary change the Articles and why would they need to?
  • What is the Company Secretary’s role at a Board Meeting?
  • What is the legal requirement about keeping minutes in meetings?
  • How do the new model articles differ from Table A?
  • What is the law about the execution of documents?
  • What rights do shareholders have?

It will take you through every aspect of the role and responsibilities from start to finish and ensure that you fully understand the full scope of the duties. This programme stands apart from the competition by dealing with a full range of difficult and potentially damaging issues, as well as the essentials of the company secretary’s responsibilities.

Course benefits include:

  • 18 CPD hours
  • Full details of the role, responsibilities and statutory duties
  • Highlighted rules and best practice on governing meetings to ensure that you fulfill your duties professionally and lawfully
  • A comprehensive update on the implications of the Companies Act 2006
  • Answers to your self-assessment questions at the end of each module
  • A jargon-free format, no legalese, just clear explanations of what the law means
  • Outline of how your company can fall foul of the Bribery Act and the implications for the directors

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Course contributors

Roger Mason FCCA, FCIS, ACIB is a highly experienced company director and company secretary. His early career was with Midland Bank and the Ford Motor Company before becoming Finance Director of ITC Entertainment Ltd. He was, for 14 years, Company Secretary and Finance Director of a leading British greetings card company. He lectures on finance and business matters and has written a number of well respected books.

David Martin FCIS, FCIPD, FioD was a director and secretary of one of the top 250 listed PLC’s for nearly 10 years. David was responsible for a range of disciplines – including personnel, property and insurance as well as statutory and legal requirements and corporate/internal communications (three of his annual reports won national awards). David is an employer’s representative for the panel of members for the Employment Tribunals and a member of one of the Registrar of Companies committees.

Certificate of excellence

Upon course completion all participants are asked to complete a short questionnaire and then issued with a ‘General Certificate of Course Completion’.

You will also have an option to receive the advanced ‘Certificate of Excellence’. Participants are invited to undertake a final external assessment in the form of an online multiple-choice paper. A pass rate of 80% and above is required to ensure that a high level of competence has been achieved within the subject area and to receive this certificate. The final external assessment can be taken up to three time

Participants are required to achieve a pass rate of 80% and above to ensure that a high level of competence has been achieved within the subject area and to receive the advanced ‘Certificate of Excellence’. The final external assessment can be taken up to three times, thereafter the ‘General Certificate of Course Completion’ will be issued.

NB: The final external assessment is an optional appraisal and those participants not wishing to undertake it will automatically receive the ‘General Certificate of Completion’ for their personal development/training profile.

International Association of Distance Learning

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Successful Company Secretarial Administration
Successful Company Secretarial Administration
Module 1 - The Role
The Position of Company Secretary
The statutory registers and execution of documents
Module 2 - Everything you need to know about shares
Dividends and interest payments
Share capital and shareholders
The issue of shares and the reduction of share capital
Debentures and loan stock
Transfer and Transmission of Shares
Module 3 - The Mem and Arts and When a Company Goes Down
Articles and the Company Constitution
Receivership and administration
Winding up and striking off
Module 4 - Rules and best practice for governing meetings
General meetings and members' resolutions
Board meetings and the way that directors make decisions
Module 5 - Dealing with Companies House
The confirmation statement
Dealing with Companies House
Module 6 - Understanding Employment Law/HR Issues
Constructive Dismissal
Termination agreements
Termination checklist
National Minimum/ Living Wage
Wage payment
Data Protection
Preservation of Records

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