About the ICSA: The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators is the chartered membership and qualifying body for those working in governance, risk and compliance, including company secretaries. ICSA is the only qualifying body for chartered secretaries, whose broad skills includes law, governance and compliance. In UK listed companies, the role is recognised by the Companies Act 2006 and the UK Corporate Governance Code.

History: The ICSA has a rich history, closely linked to the development of modern organisations. It was founded in 1891 to represent the interests of a relatively new professional group, corporation secretaries. The emergence of corporate secretary roles can be traced back to the aldermen, clerks and stewards of the guilds, monasteries and municipalities of the Middle Ages.

The Institute rebranded itself as ICSA: The Governance Institute in 2016.

Campbell's College is a registered tuition partner.

ICSA Qualifications

The ICSA Qualifying Programme is one of the most broad-based qualifying schemes available, equipping ICSA graduates for a variety of career paths and giving them chartered status upon completion.
It is set at Level 6 and 7 (postgraduate level). Qualifying with ICSA gives you technical know-how, critical skills and validation of your professional knowledge. There are many routes through the qualifying programme according to your needs and background.

Completion gives you
graduate status, and the post-nominal GradICSA may be used. ICSA graduates, upon fulfilment of the work experience requirement, can apply for full chartered status and membership of ICSA.

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Campbell's College courses for the ICSA Qualifying Programme

Other ICSA qualifications:

Campbell's College provides online distance learning with tutor support and marking for the following ICSA qualifications:

The Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance

The Level 4 Certificate in Corporate Governance

Contact details for ICSA: The Governance Institute
Address: Saffron House, 6 -10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS, UK
Tel: (+44) 020 7580 4741
Fax: (+44) 020 7323 1132  
General enquiries:
Student support:

Campbell's College is your ICSA Registered Tuition Partner with over 25 years experience.
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