east midlands students gain new path to public services accountancy


A new educational partnership will allow students in the East Midlands to continue to access high-quality training for the only Chartered Accountancy qualification tailored to the public services.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is entering into a partnership between Nottingham Business School (NBS) and the CIPFA Education and Training Centre (CETC).

This new arrangement will provide the highest quality classroom-based tuition and support to new and current students, using NBS’ outstanding facilities and lecturers. The whole process will be supplemented by CETC’s learning materials and specialist trainers.

Students will benefit from the combined expertise of two leading organisations, enabling employers from across the East Midlands region to train their staff to professional status and beyond.

The new partnership is a key part of the nationwide re-organisation of the way in which the CIPFA qualification is delivered. CETC is opening new centres in Nottingham, Chelmsford, Exeter and Leeds to widen access to the only professional qualification for the public services.

Courses will be available from January 2011, providing continuous study for existing students and entry opportunities for new students. Further information can be found at the NTU website www.ntu.ac.uk

Giles Orr, Head of CETC said:

‘Students from Nottingham and the East Midlands will have full access to the CIPFA qualification. They and prospective employers will quickly notice the value of the new partnership with Nottingham Business School.’

Chris Hunt, Head of the Department of Accounting at Nottingham Business School, added:

“This is an exciting opportunity for two experienced CIPFA course providers to work together to delivery excellent quality tuition to existing and new CIPFA students.  We have had a long commitment to the training of public sector accountants in the East Midlands and the partnership with CETC will enable us to develop this further”


Contact: Guy Roberts/ Lindsay Machin / Chloe Forbes
CIPFA Press Office
t 020 7543 5712/5645/5787
guy.roberts@cipfa.org.uk/ lindsay.machin@cipfa.org.uk / chloe.forbes@cipfa.org.uk

Notes to Editors:


CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions. They are taught by our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre as well as other places of learning around the world. We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. They include information and guidance, courses and conferences, property and asset management solutions, consultancy and interim people for a range of public sector clients. Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We work with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance public finance and support better public services.