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Fulfilling the Role and Duties of the Company Director

As a Company Director, your responsibilities and legal obligations are critical - you owe it to yourself and your company to be adequately informed. Improve and update your knowledge in just 6 modules over 6 weeks.

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  • 6 Modules

Course overview

As a company director, you’re in the firing line.

Your personal exposure is growing all the time. The maze of legislation is getting denser with the implementation of the Companies Act 2006 and incurring penalties is a real possibility. There are now over 200 offences under company law, which can lead to company directors being fined – in serious cases a custodial sentence can result. It’s the shareholders’ liability, which is limited, not the directors’.

Finding the time to stay properly up-to-speed must sometimes seem impossible. However, there is a sensible way to get-to-grips with what you need to know without making life intolerable. Falconbury have designed this course to give you expert, practical guidance on the duties, rights and obligations of this important role – all in just six modules.

What this distance learning course offers you:

1 FLEXIBILITY – learning at a pace and place of your own choosing
2 WELL-DESIGNED programme focused on practical relevance
3 MANAGEABLE weekly instalments and self-aid progress questions
4 NO NEED for time away from the office
5 REDUCED expenditure – no hotel or travel fees
6 ENJOY the flexibility of studying at work, home or on the move
7 ACCESS to professional advisors and authors of the course

This training course is part of our series of Corporate Strategy Training Courses covering the essential skills and best practices for all Company Directors and Company Secretaries, as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs.

This course will benefit you if:

  • You are a company director in any sort of organisation, small, medium or large
  • Or are part of the senior legal, accounting and administration support staff
  • Need to know what the law means and what you need to do
  • Want to minimise your risk of non-compliance with the law

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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 Fulfilling the Role and Duties of the Company Director course will cover:

  • Module 1 - General Principles
    • 1. General Principles
    • 2. Defining the nature of Directors and their role
    • 3. The variety of types of Directors - and their responsibilities
    • 4. Appointment and status
    • 5. Clauses for LTD's articles
  • Module 2 - Board meetings and structure
    • 1. Procedures for effective Board Meetings
    • 2. A meeting’s two key players – The Chairman and Secretary
    • 3. Preparation for and administration of Board Meetings
  • Module 3 - Auditors, AGMs and Shareholders
    • 1. Access, Authorities and Auditors
    • 2. Shareholders' Meetings
    • 3. Shareholder communication
  • Module 4 - Leadership, Management and Corporate Governance
    • 1. Leadership and Management
    • 2. Directing now
    • 3. The public image
  • Module 5 - Corporate Responsibility - Traps and Pitfalls
    • 1. Liabilities and Protections
    • 2. The Risk Business
    • 3. Behaviour and Approach
    • 4. Appendix
  • Module 6 - Employment Considerations - Finding your way through the maze
    • 1. A Personal Viewpoint
    • 2. Comparability and Consultation

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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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