Director Training

Application process, costs & upcoming dates

Application process

The application process for the Chartered Director Programme is a two-step process:

Step one: Applicants should complete an Expression of Interest Form. Please note that completion of an Expression of Interest Form does not guarantee a place on the Programme, nor does it place any obligation on the applicant to accept a place on the Programme.

Step two:Following receipt of the Expression of Interest Form, applicants will be contacted by Programme Director, Eileen Gleeson, C Dir, to discuss their application. This completes the process and applicants will then be kept informed of future rounds of place offers for upcoming cohorts. 


Programme costs

The costs for the Chartered Director Programme (inclusive of both the Certificate and the Diploma in Company Direction) are:

  • €13,650 for IoD Ireland members (for 2020 September programmes)
  • €14,145 for non-members (for 2020 September programmes)

The Programme fee includes tuition, documentation, examination entry, plus tea/coffee and lunches on module days. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking a place. All Programme fees are payable in advance of the Programme commencement and a cancellation policy applies.

Having earned both the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction, Programme participants may move forward (subject to eligibility criteria) to phase three of the Chartered Director Programme and become a registered Chartered Director (CDir). Please note the process encompasses an additional cost The enrolment fee is £720 stg + VAT 20% on a candidate's admission as a registered Chartered Director.


Upcoming available dates

Thank you for your interest in the Chartered Director Programme.

Cohort 68 which will run from January 2021 to November 2021, is now fully booked.

The next available cohort for the Chartered Director Programme will be Cohort 69 which will begin on 21st January 2021. Place offers for Cohort 69 will be circulated shortly to those who have completed the application process. This schedule is subject to Government and health guidelines in relation to COVID-19 Please contact the training department on 01-4110010 or email chartereddirector@iodireland.ie for further information

Subject to Government guidelines and public health requirements, this programme will be delivered in a classroom setting. However, online/virtual delivery will be considered where appropriate or necessary.

Contact us today

To find out more about the Chartered Director Programme, please contact us: 

Phone: 
+353 1 411 0010