Successful Company Secretarial Administration

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Early booking discount are available in certain periods and multiple booking discount are also available upon request. Please call Customer Services on +44 (0)20 7729 6677

Course overview

Why you should choose the 'Successful Company Secretarial Administration' Distance Learning course?

With the Companies Act 2006 now in full effect there are now over 200 offences under company law, which can lead to company directors being fined along with the company secretary; in serious cases it can result in a custodial sentence.

The seriousness of the role makes it essential to stay up-to-date with new developments and to understand their implications across a wide range of business activities. A company's reputation is one of its most prized possessions in pursuit of sustained growth. It is essential that this asset is not undermined by breaches of the law or failu…

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Early booking discount are available in certain periods and multiple booking discount are also available upon request. Please call Customer Services on +44 (0)20 7729 6677

Course overview

Why you should choose the 'Successful Company Secretarial Administration' Distance Learning course?

With the Companies Act 2006 now in full effect there are now over 200 offences under company law, which can lead to company directors being fined along with the company secretary; in serious cases it can result in a custodial sentence.

The seriousness of the role makes it essential to stay up-to-date with new developments and to understand their implications across a wide range of business activities. A company's reputation is one of its most prized possessions in pursuit of sustained growth. It is essential that this asset is not undermined by breaches of the law or failure to follow best practice.

Being able to access this information without sustaining long periods of study away from the office is difficult. However there is a sensible way to tackle the learning curve. Falconbury have designed this course which gives you expert, practical guidance on the complex duties, rights and responsibilities of this crucial role – all in just six modules.

What this distance learning course offers you

It will:

  • Detail in full the role, responsibilities, and statutory duties of the company secretary
  • Explain everything you need to know about shares
  • Highlight the rules and best practice on governing meetings to ensure that you fulfil your duties professionally and lawfully
  • Deliver a comprehensive update on the implications of the new companies act to company secretaries
  • Answer your questions in a list of FAQs at the end of each module
  • Provide all the information you require in a jargon-free format, no legalese, just clear explanations of what the law means in practice

Two ways to take this self-paced course:

  • Order a hardcopy version, with all modules delivered to you in their own binder
  • Enrol online to download modules, which you can view or print at: www.falconbury.co.uk/distancelearning

Structured to fit into your working day

The course is designed to fit around your current commitments with each module requiring an average study time of up to 3-4 hours. It offers the flexibility of studying at work, at home or on the move, whilst having access to confidential help and support from the experts.

Online final assessment

Upon completion of the course there is an OPTIONAL final assessment in the form of an online multiple-choice paper.

Course modules

MODULE 1: The role

  • The position of the Company Secretary
  • The Company Secretary as an officer of the company
  • The statutory duties of the Company Secretary
  • The role of the Directors
  • What makes a person a Director?
  • Restrictions and qualifications relating to appointment
  • Appointment, retirement and removal of Directors
  • Rights and responsibilities of Directors
  • The statutory registers
  • The company seal
  • Frequently asked questions

MODULE 2: Everything you need to know about shares

  • Dividends and interest payments
  • The significance of different classes of share
  • Procedure for declaration and payment of dividends
  • Share capital and shareholders
  • Authorised and issued share capital
  • Different classes of share
  • The issue of shares and the reduction of share capital
  • Procedures for the issue of shares for cash and for non-cash consideration
  • The issue of shares at a premium and at a discount
  • Debentures and loan stock
  • Transfer and transmission of shares
  • CREST
  • Share certificates
  • Stamp duty
  • Form J30: stock transfer
  • Frequently asked questions

MODULE 3: The MEM and ARTS and when a company goes down

  • The Memorandum of Association
  • The name and registered office of the company
  • The objects of the company
  • Disclosure of company information
  • Articles of Association
  • Model sets of articles
  • Registration procedure and required format of articles
  • Receivership and administration
  • The appointment of an administrator
  • The stages of administration and the conclusion
  • Winding up and striking off
  • Members' voluntary winding up
  • Creditors' voluntary winding up
  • Winding up by the court
  • Order of priority in the distribution of funds
  • Restoration to the register
  • Frequently asked questions

MODULE 4: Rules and best practice in governing meetings

  • General meetings and the ways that members make decisions
  • The annual general meeting
  • The general meeting
  • Elective regime
  • Electronic communication and website communication
  • Board meetings
  • The calling of board meetings
  • Quorum
  • Minutes
  • Committees and other meetings
  • Frequently asked questions

MODULE 5: Dealing with companies house

  • The annual return
  • Time limits for filing the annual return
  • Companies House forms
  • Penalties and prosecutions in connection with late and non-filing
  • Obtaining information from Companies House
  • Methods of filing including electronic filing
  • Frequently asked questions

MODULE 6: Understanding employment law/HR issues

  • Constructive dismissal
  • Contract
  • Dismissal
  • Data protection
  • Loans
  • National minimum wage
  • Redundancy
  • Termination
  • Wage payment
  • Expenses
  • Preservation of records

PLUS – ADDITIONAL VALUABLE REFERENCE MATERIAL
Table A to the Companies Act 1985 Regulations for management of a company limited by shares.
Table C to the Companies Act 1985 Regulations for management of a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital.

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