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Apprenticeship training course

Governance officer (level 4)

Governance officers provide administrative and operational support.

Qualification level
Equivalent to higher national certificate (HNC).
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Business and administration
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Governance administrator
  • Governance assistant
  • Governance associate
  • Governance officer
  • Secretariat assistant
  • Secretariat officer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Interpret regulation, legislation and governance practices and advise and train stakeholders on its practical application.
  • Establish, maintain, and influence relationships with key stakeholders and team members.
  • Use IT systems to manage, share and store information in accordance with regulatory requirements and organisational policies and procedures.
  • Communicate complex information through a variety of media to enable key stakeholders to understand what is required.
  • Review instructions, following them to a conclusion through the execution of tasks.
  • Identify and use precedents adapted for specific circumstances such as resolutions, announcements, reports.
  • Produce work which is factually accurate and well presented for submission to the members of a decision-making governing body and for publication by the organisation.
  • Develop and maintain structure charts for the organisation.
  • Plan and prioritise their workload to meet deadlines.
  • Maintain and organise forward looking plans and calendars, keeping relevant stakeholders informed of upcoming events such as meetings, reporting timetables, compliance deadlines.
  • Gather, analyse, use, and share data to inform the decision-making process and make judgements on actions to take.
  • Identify problems and present potential solutions to stakeholders.
  • Respond to stakeholder questions and requests, knowing when to consult with others or escalate on matters of a more complex or sensitive nature.
  • Identify and implement improvements to support the governance of the organisation.

Full information on Governance officer (level 4) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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