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Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance

ICSA: The Governance Institute


What will I learn?

There are key differences between governance in the health service and corporate governance, which is why we've developed a qualification especially for governance professionals that work in or with the NHS in England.

Our Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance will equip you with a sound understanding of the principles and practices of governance in the NHS, and the skills to be able to manage it effectively and support the development of good governance throughout the organisation.

The Advanced Certificate in Health Service Governance is a level six qualification (final year undergraduate level) and the only one of its kind to be offered in a self-study, distance learning format. Completion of course results in the awarding of a certificate.

Why study with ICSA?

Every ICSA registered student gets the following study support:

  • Access to past papers, suggested answers and other study materials via MyICSA, the secure area of our website especially for ICSA students and members.
  • Access to module-specific webinars and recordings, presented by the examiner of the module.
  • A comprehensive study skills e-book
  • Free study support webinars in areas such as planning your study and exam techniques.

What do I need to know?

Those works in the NHS and has responsibility for health service governance/administration, or for those wanting to work in the health service in a governance capacity.

Awarding Body

Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators

Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

150 hours

Who runs this course?



The ICSA has been supporting governance professionals for over 125 years. Our globally respected programme delivers the authoritative training  and  qualifications that build careers. Whatever your experience, we can help you develop your understanding of the law, compliance, governance and administration. In addition to the courses and qualifications offered here, ICSA is a community of 15,000 professionals and over 100 local branches around the world. ICSA Qualifications  Our core qualification is the internationally recognised  ICSA Qualifying Programme which leads to chartered status and full membership of ICSA. It can be studied through classroom-based tuition, online

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