Introducing CIPFA Learning

CIPFA Learning is our brand new virtual learning environment, and a key part of the improvements we’re making to our professional accountancy training.

Offering a single, integrated suite of interactive teaching and learning tools, CIPFA Learning provides students training for the CIPFA Professional Accountancy Qualification (CIPFA PQ) in the UK, and for the International Public Financial Management PQ (IPFM) internationally, with an improved, more flexible, learning experience.

All CIPFA PQ students will be able to access CIPFA Learning routinely, as part of their training programme. You can read all about CIPFA Learning and the improvements we’re making in our guides for students and employers on this page.

You'll also find up to date information on CIPFA's accountancy training apprenticeships and our brand new Employer Portal.

Face to face                      Web classes                      Self study

What does CIPFA Learning offer?


Students and employers can choose from one of three study modes: face-to-face, web class and self-study.


Developed and delivered by qualified CIPFA Education & Training Centre (CETC) tutors with specialist expertise in public finance – offering the same, familiar, high quality CETC tuition across all our training options.


With CIPFA Learning students can now access much of their learning online at a time, a place – and a pace – to suit them, module by module.

Key dates for the new term

Course enrolments

Course enrolments open on our website from Monday 15 January. Students who are new to CIPFA will need to register on the CIPFA website to create a MyCIPFA account, prior to enrolment. Returning students simply need to login to MyCIPFA as usual.

Access to CIPFA Learning

CIPFA Learning and access to course materials opens on Monday 15 January. Students are required to register for a MyCIPFA account to access CIPFA Learning. The CIPFA Learning link is visible on the top right, from any page on the CIPFA website.