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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 - part of our portfolio of company secretary training courses - 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.

This is part of our series of Company Secretary training courses covering the essential skills and best practices for all company directors and company secretaries, as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs.

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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Certificate of excellence

Participants are invited to undertake a final 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 competency has been achieved within the subject area, where upon you will receive a ‘Certificate of Excellence’.

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The Successful Company Secretarial Administration course will cover:

  • Successful Company Secretarial Administration
    • Module 1 - The Role
      • The Position of Company Secretary
      • Directors
      • 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
      • Appendix
    • Module 6 - Understanding Employment Law/HR Issues
      • Contract
      • Dismissal
      • Constructive Dismissal
      • Redundancy
      • Termination agreements
      • Termination checklist
      • National Minimum/ Living Wage
      • Wage payment
      • Loans
      • Data Protection
      • Expenses
      • Preservation of Records

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David Martin

As a Director and Secretary of one of the top 250 listed PLCs, for nearly ten years David Martin 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).

Following a takeover, David founded his own consultancy, Buddenbrook, which has carried out various projects for a range of clients, large and small, for the last 30 years. He has been an employer’s representative on Employment Tribunals.

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Roger Mason

Roger Mason is a Chartered Secretary and a Chartered Certified Accountant, and a highly experienced company director and company secretary. His career has included periods with the Ford Motor Company and ITC Entertainment Ltd, as well as 14 years as Financial Director and Company Secretary of a leading greetings card company.

Roger now presents seminars on company law, the duties of directors, the duties of company secretaries and on financial topics. He has written 16 books. His books for Thorogood include The Company Secretary’s Desktop Guide, 501 Questions and Answers for Company Directors and Company Secretaries and The Complete Guide to Debt Recovery.

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