Training for academies

Ensuring an academy or multi-academy trust (MAT) is sustainable, well managed and financially secure is imperative. As the leaders in public finance CIPFA offer MATs and academies skills training for bursars, business managers, finance managers, governors and more.

We can deliver training conveniently at your academy or other venue, or online or via e-learning. We also offer training courses across a wide range of disciplines at CIPFA venues around the UK. Our training is cost-effective and offers the expert skills that are needed to run an academy or MAT: financial reporting  and management, business skills, leadership and governance.  

Our in-house training packages are flexible, but to give you an idea of the types of training we offer take a look at the themes below. Or visit our general accredited training pages to see the details of the programmes below:

  • leadership and management development skills
  • effective service costing and financial modelling 
  • negotiating outsourcing and joint ventures with the private sector 
  • contract management
  • business partnering – making the transition
  • better business cases
  • school business manager finance and procurement (NASBM Professional Standards)
  • finance for non-finance staff 
  • governance, audit, risk and fraud.

Training for school governors

If you do not see the themes or courses that you are looking for, then perhaps you need a bespoke course. Contact us to find out more

Unsure of your training needs?

Alternatively, you may need our help in identifying your skills gaps. In which case, our Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Service will help you better identify the skills gaps in your team, department and organisation. And through that TNA we will be able to offer economic training solutions that allow those gaps to be closed.

Contact us

If you do not see any training that is relevant above, or here in our wider accredited training or our short courses, do get in contact with our academies team:


T: 020 7543 5600