Finance Business Partnering Level Seven Certificate

About the finance business partnering role

CIPFA is an advocate of the development of the finance business partnering role in public bodies. Finance professionals in the public sector have developed their role by evaluating how they can best support their organisations in a strategic as well as operational sense. This adaptation to their role has enhanced the relationship between finance and non-finance professionals across the organisation, with finance professionals earning their position and putting finance at the heart of decision making.

CIPFA is delighted to be able to support this approach and to develop the different skill sets and approaches required to operate effectively as a finance business partner (FBP) through this new qualification.

About the qualification

The qualification offers a unique blend of online and classroom-based training as well as providing refresher guidance on some of the technical/professional skills required of a finance business partner.

Once enrolled on the programme, each participant will be given access to an online learning platform containing workbooks and additional reading for each module that takes them through the learning outcomes. The learning is further enhanced by face-to-face, highly discursive workshops that bring to life the learning achieved through the online platform. As part of the assessment process, delegates are tasked with completing reflective activities contained within each workbook to build up a portfolio of evidence. 

We are committed to providing a qualification that not only arms delegates with a range of best practice knowledge and skills but also enables them to actively apply the learning back in the workplace in whichever sector they are based.


To gain accreditation, delegates are required to submit a portfolio of evidence that records:

  • evidence of learning and critical analysis for each module
  • how the skills development has been translated to the working environment
  • the development of delegates’ ability to undertake specific tasks.

Those candidates successfully completing the assessment have the opportunity to apply for CIPFA Affiliate membership.

Who is this course aimed at?

This qualification is aimed at those who are currently finance business partners or those aspiring to the role in the future.

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