Tapestry's Certificate in Employee Share Plans - remember, remember... sign-up this November!

5 November 2021

Do you need to put the BANG! back into your career? Our Certificate in Employee Share Plans is a professionally recognised qualification that combines technical knowhow with practical experience of advising clients - a must have for anyone who works with executive or employee share plans, including:

  • Company secretaries, assistant company secretaries and those supporting the company secretarial function
  • Administrators, both those within companies and those providing services externally
  • Human resource professionals
  • Benefit consultants who advise on employee and executive share plans

What topics are covered?

The course covers the key aspects of plan design and operation, including:

  • What type of plans work well
  • The legal rules to operate plans
  • How to account for share plans
  • How share plans are taxed
  • Key governance developments impacting executive incentives
  • What goes into an agreement with service providers

Following the positive feedback we have received for our 2021 virtual course, we have decided to remain online for 2022.  However, we are combining virtual learning with in-person exams and optional in-person networking events - so the class of 2022 will get the best of both worlds.

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 lunch time 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. Don’t worry, as long as it is safe and possible for us to do so, we will be hosting optional in-person networking sessions in London for both parts of the course.
Dinner and drinks are on us!

How will the course be examined?

We know taking exams virtually adds additional stress and technology worries. To reduce this stress, provided it is safe and possible to do so, the exams will also be in-person. Exam centres will be in London and possibly other venues in the UK (TBC).

For those based overseas, exams will be virtual.

What are the dates for the course?

Each part of the course will run over five short days

How much will the course cost?

Our 2022 course price is £3,500 plus VAT. This represents a significant price saving to a fully in-person course (this is an almost 20% discount to the 2019 in-person price).
Register and pay by 31 December 2021 to get our Early Bird rate of £3,375 plus VAT.

What our 2021 course participants say...
"A must attend course for all share plan professionals"
Jane Evans – Centrica

"Great course and content, very relevant for share plan professionals"
Natalie McGinness - TMF Group

"I'd definitely recommend this course for the way it explains technical topics with no assumed knowledge"
Andrew Martin – Admiral Group

"They have made sense of share plans to me"
Liz Colvin – Secure Trust Bank

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

Best wishes

Emma and the Tapestry Team
Emma Parker

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