Tapestry's Certificate in Employee Share Plans 2023 - Leaves are falling... Cert ESP is calling! 2023 registration now open!

October 2022

The world of share plans is challenging and complex, and the risks of non-compliance are high. Like the seasons of the year, legal and governance considerations are changing constantly, so let our industry experts help develop your understanding with up-to-date training.

Tapestry’s Certificate in Employee Share Plans is a professionally recognised qualification that provides up to date information on design, legal and regulatory considerations, operating share plans globally, executive and all-employee plans, tax, accounting, administration and much more.

Our industry-leading course combines technical know-how with practical experience of advising clients.  With practical tips to add value to your company, sign up now and help your business:

  • be more cost effective - reduce your reliance on external advisors;
  • reduce risk - understand the rules and the importance of compliance; and
  • benefit from ongoing best practice - stay connected with others in our industry and continue to keep up to date through regular alumni events.

Following the positive feedback we received on both our 2021 and 2022 virtual courses, we are very pleased to confirm that the Certificate will be delivered virtually for 2023! The course will run with virtual interactive teaching sessions, so you can take it wherever you are.

How will the course be structured?
The course is split into 2 parts and each part will be taught over 5 short days on Zoom, finishing around lunchtime each day. These session timings make it easier and more practical for on-screen learning and to fit around other commitments. 

The course will combine larger group teaching with participatory learning through smaller breakout sessions, each hosted by a Tapestry lawyer. These sessions ensure an interactive experience and the opportunity to learn from each other, with fun exercises and practical examples to help consolidate your knowledge.

Are there in-person networking opportunities?
Yes. One of the most valuable added benefits of the course is the networking opportunities that you get from being with your classmates outside of the office. So, although the teaching will be virtual, we will be hosting optional in-person networking sessions in London. Dinner and drinks are on us!

How will the course be examined?
Exams will be held virtually for the 2023 course. The examination dates are set out below.

What are the dates for the course?
Each part of the course will run over 5 short days. Times below are UK times.

Do I need to book time off work to attend the course?
Course participants should plan to attend the course teaching in an uninterrupted virtual learning environment. We know this can be challenging at times, however, we do find a strong connection between active course participation and exam success. We therefore recommend that you and your employer treat the time you are attending the tuition (i.e. until around lunchtime each day) as being ‘out of the office’, just like you would if the course was in-person. There is time to work in the afternoons, if needed, though.

Note that you should plan to attend all of the course tuition (and minimum attendance requirements apply). Course participants will also need to commit to self-study time to prepare for the exams.
How much will the course cost?
Our 2023 course price is £4,250 plus VAT.

Register and pay by 31 December 2022 to get our Early Bird rate of £3,950 plus VAT.

What our 2022 course participants say...
"Never have I been on such a well-run, informative course with very high-quality materials, speakers and attention to detail both for the course itself and the extras around it (box of treats and social events!) to make it as enjoyable as possible"
Kirstan Boynton, Spirax-Sarco Engineering

"The ESP course is really informative and engaging no matter what experience you have with share plans"
Julia Sherwin, Rentokil-initial   

"Hitchhikers guide to share plans"
Peter Bagi, Global Shares         

"This course is extremely helpful to understand the complex world of UK share plans. The course is well organised, the speakers really bring share plans to life and have shared some helpful best practice guidance on the operation of share plans for students to take away with them to implement into internal processes!"

Emma Jackman, Hammerson plc


If you have any queries regarding the course, please do contact us. More information can also be found on our course website.

Best wishes

Team Tapestry

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