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 this year.

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.

For the new term, 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.


CIPFA Learning is an online ‘one stop shop’, delivering all learning, from training and learning plans, workbooks, live and on demand web classes, presentations, video clips, discussion forum and web links – through to revision and assessment materials.


Our newly streamlined pricing for CIPFA PQ training offers students and employers greater ease and transparency when planning and costing accountancy training.


New ways to access help from CETC tutors and student peers through online forums, offering greater collaboration and support.

Key dates for the new term

Course enrolments

Course enrolments open on our website from Monday 17 July. 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 Friday 28 July. Students are required to register for a MyCIPFA account to access CIPFA Learning. The CIPFA Learning link is visible from any page on the CIPFA website, simply see top right of any CIPFA website page.

Access to our new Employer Portal

Our brand new Employer Portal has been developed for employers of CIPFA PQ trainees to provide better management information and insight as trainees progress through their programme of study.

Employers will be able to access the Employer Portal from the new term. Access to the portal is dependent on students nominating appropriate employer contacts at the time of enrolment.