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. We are conscious that forward planning at this time is challenging for everyone, however, we will continue to provide information about the Chartered Director Programme to those who wish to know more.  

Cohort 65 which will run from September 2020 to June 2021, is now fully booked. This schedule is subject to Government and health guidelines in relation to COVID-19.

The next available cohort for the Chartered Director Programme will be Cohort 66 which will begin on 18th January 2021. Place offers for Cohort 66 will be circulated in due course to those who have completed the application process. Please contact the training department on 01-4110010 or email for further information.

Contact us today

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

+353 1 411 0010