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Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance

ICSA: The Governance Institute
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1,045 GBP excl. VAT

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Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance: Level 5 Qualification via Self-Study or Tuition

The Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance is the only qualification of its kind in the sector, this Advanced Certificate (graduate level) course provides insight into the specific governance issues facing the NHS in England, which are significantly different from commercial or other public sector organisations.

The qualification will enable you interpret the legal and regulatory frameworks and governance structures within the NHS, helping you to support the development of effective governance practices across your organisation.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance is suitable for working in a management or administrative role in the NHS, usually in CCGs, NHS Trusts or Foundation Trusts, with responsibility for health service governance/administration

Job roles include:

  • Board or trust secretaries
  • Directors of corporate governance, corporate affairs, legal, or compliance 
  • Governance officers or managers 
  • NEDs
  • Practice managers in GP practices

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Candidates who are successful in the examination will be awarded the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance.

Those completing the certificate qualification are able to go on to studying for the CSQS and are not required to complete the Corporate Governance/Health Service Governance module.

Training Course Content

The course consists of the following modules:

  • Development of governance and the theoretical frameworks of governance
  • Governance structures within the NHS, and legal/regulatory frameworks applicable to health service governance
  • The application of governance rules and principles
  • Risk management, assurance and audit


Course and certification fee for this Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance is £975. Additional fees are applicable for exam resits and postponements.

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ICSA: The Governance Institute

ICSA: The Governance Institute - Developing the skills of governance professionals

ICSA: The Governance Institute is the professional body for governance. With 125 years’ experience, we work with regulators and policymakers to champion high standard of governance and provide qualification, training and guidance. Aside from the comprehensive Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS), which...

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Saffron Hourse, 6-10 Kirby Street
EC1N 8TS London

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