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The Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme Exemptions and Fast Track Routes

This qualification is the latest incarnation of the ICSA Qualifying Programme and before that it was the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS)

The current CG Qualifying Programme consists of 7 modules plus a Foundation Programme

The following information is from the Institute website (April 2021) - we suggest you check for up to date information.

Entry Routes:


There are six main routes into the qualifying programme:

The Foundation Programme entry
– Students who are not eligible to start the programme at Part One will need to take the Foundation Programme to start their journey to GradCG. This is set at Level 4 (equivalent to first year undergraduate level).

Part One entry – Those with relevant education and experience will start at Part One of the qualifying programme.

Related Degree entry – Law or finance graduates start at Part One and may be eligible for exemption from the law or finance module. MBA graduates start at Part One and will be assessed for other exemptions.

Professional entry – Accountants or lawyers with up to five years’ professional experience start at Part One and may be eligible for exemption from two modules.

Fast Track Professional entry – Accountants or lawyers with more than five years’ post-qualifying experience may only need to complete two modules.

MOU entry - Members of ICSI and ICSAN may be eligible for module exemptions under our Memorandum of Understanding agreements with these organisations.


Students should consult with the Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland student services regarding exemptions. Campbell's College can only give you general advice!
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Institute website for more details






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