Introduction to Company Secretary


This course will provide an introduction to the key duties and responsibilities of a company secretary of a private limited company, including initial considerations on incorporation together with the daily and annual requirements a company secretary is required to address.

The course will be useful to company secretaries of private companies, trainee/junior solicitors and accountants involved in corporate or company secretarial work. It will also benefit anyone who requires a practical awareness of current company legislation and how it impacts on the day to day running of a private limited company.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, you will have a greater understanding of the key actions a company secretary is required to take in relation to:

  • Incorporation
  • Initial considerations, including:
    • Contents/implications of the Memorandum of Association
    • Choice of Articles of Association
    • Registered office/Single Alternative Inspection Location
    • Appointment of Directors
    • Choice of name
  • Day to day running of a company, including:
    • Board meetings
    • General meetings
    • Maintenance of statutory registers and records (including PSC register).
  • Annual company events, including:
    • Accounts
    • Confirmation Statement
    • Annual General Meeting (if required).

Authored by: Jackie Sheldon

Jackie Sheldon is a freelance senior lecturer specialising in designing and delivering courses on company law. Jackie qualified as a corporate solicitor in the City at Taylor Wessing before moving to the North West and working at Hammonds. Jackie has been teaching for over 9 years, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Education. Jackie is currently delivering various company law modules at BPP University.

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

CPD Points: 1

CPD Duration (hours): 1

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Price: £35.00 (excludes VAT)