Coming Soon - Governance Officer Apprenticeship
 Level 4

Navigate corporate governance with confidence

The role involves maintaining legal compliance, filing regulator returns, advising on governance requirements, and managing decision-making body meetings. They ensure adherence to legal and regulatory obligations, including climate change initiatives. Collaborating with various stakeholders, both internal and external, Governance Officers support effective organizational governance.

Responsibilities include record management, preparing compliance documents, advising on document requirements, and addressing climate change considerations. The role extends to managing meetings, producing governance documents, and contributing to the organization's development. Governance Officers demonstrate autonomy, strategic planning, risk management, and stakeholder influence while reporting to the Head of Governance.



Key Information


18 month programme followed by a 5-month End Point Assessment phase. 

Funding options.

If you pay into the apprenticeship levy this if 100% funded at £11,000.   
a maximum £550 (5% contribution) if you are a non-levy employer.




  • Understand the role of a company secretary or governance professional.
  • Comprehend regulatory frameworks like company law, charity law, and data protection.
  • Familiarity with organizational structures, governance roles, and decision-making frameworks.
  • Apply governance codes, constitutional requirements, and organizational governance policies.
  • Recognize the value the role adds to the organization's governance function.
  • Understand the interactions with key stakeholders and their roles.
  • Comply with governance and record-keeping requirements.
  • Manage governance practices and administration for meetings.
  • Possess knowledge of financial accounting concepts and financial statements.
  • Fulfill governance reporting obligations, including legal filings and annual reports.

  • Utilize technology and software for governance activities.
  • Recognize risks associated with data processing.
  • Continuously develop organizational systems to meet regulatory, governance, and risk management requirements.
  • Adapt to organizational changes and developments.
  • Emphasize horizon scanning for future regulatory changes and governance practices.
  • Implement frameworks to assess, capture, mitigate, and report on risks, including climate change and sustainability.
  • Understand the context and concepts of modern governance.
  • Apply measures requiring disclosure and verification of identities and relationships.
  • Understand project management principles and techniques.


  • Interpret and apply regulations, legislation, and governance practices, advising and training stakeholders.
  • Establish and influence relationships with key stakeholders and team members.
  • Utilize IT systems for information management in compliance with regulations and organizational policies.
  • Communicate complex information effectively through various media to ensure stakeholder understanding.
  • Review and execute tasks following instructions to a conclusion.
  • Adapt and use precedents for specific circumstances, such as resolutions, announcements, and reports.

  • Produce accurate and well-presented work for submission to decision-making bodies and publication.
  • Develop and maintain organizational structure charts.
  • Plan and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Organise forward-looking plans and calendars, keeping stakeholders informed of upcoming events.
  • Gather, analyse, and share data to inform decision-making and make judgments on actions.
  • Identify problems and present potential solutions to stakeholders.
  • Respond to stakeholder questions and requests, consulting or escalating on complex or sensitive matters.



  • Operates with integrity and confidentiality in a professional manner.
  • Collaborates and shares knowledge with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates accountability and ownership of tasks and workload.

  • Actively seeks learning opportunities and engages in continuous professional development.
  • Works flexibly and adapts to changing circumstances.



Who is it the Governance Officer Apprenticeship (Level 4) suitable for?


  • Aspiring governance professionals aiming to specialise in this particular field
  • Those with a strong sense of ethics and attention to detail
  • Those looking for a new career change, irrespective of their previous profession

Find the full qualification specifications here





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