The Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS) is one of the most broad-based qualifying schemes available, equipping successful ICSA graduates for a variety of different career paths and giving them chartered status upon completion.
CSQS is set at level 6 and 7 qualification (postgraduate level) and is comprised of two sets of four modules. Assessment of each module is via a three-hour written examination, held in June and November.
Completion of the first four modules allows students to opt be certificated for a Professional Diploma in Governance (or Professional Diploma in Health Service Governance) for a small fee, to show that they are part-qualified.
Completion of the remaining four modules gives you graduate status, and the post-nominal GradICSA may be used.
ICSA graduates, upon fulfilment of the work experience requirement, can apply for full chartered status and membership of ICSA as a chartered secretary.