Taught course


University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

To be accepted on the PG Cert award you will normally be expected to have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent in other qualifications and/or middle or senior management experience. If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be able to obtain exemptions from certain modules.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you currently undertaking a role as an official that provides governance support? Are you looking to shape, develop and practice ‘good governance’ within your organisation? If so, studying a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Governance will equip you with the skills needed to successfully rise to the challenge.

Good governance helps organisations to improve and deliver high quality services, through leadership, direction and control; whilst ensuring that the organisation is accountable to its stakeholders – both for spending money and achieving outcomes.

This course will be particularly of interest to members of public boards who are involved in the scrutiny and review aspects of organisations, whether their focus lies within health care, education or even housing services. It will also be of interest to middle and senior officers working in public and third sector organisations seeking to improve their governance skills.

The course has been developed by the Public Services team at the University of South Wales in collaboration with Cardiff Council, the Centre for Public Scrutiny and Academi Wales. It has carefully been designed to provide you with the systematic knowledge and skills that are highly sought from employers.

Information for international students

International applicants will need a good command of English – the minimum equivalent of an IELTS score of 6.5, or IBT TOEFL 86, depending on the course you are studying.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions Unit
03455 76 77 78