Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

After an extensive strategic review, CIPFA has decided to ask that Kaplan cease delivering CIPFA PQ training from this summer.

This is in no way a reflection on Kaplan and our partnership that has developed and evolved over the past seven years, but rather that the changing nature of accountancy training and CIPFA’s growing international presence have necessitated a more integrated approach to our training and qualification provision.

Training for CIPFA’s Professional Accountancy Qualification (CIPFA PQ)

After this year’s exams in June, our students and employer partners will benefit from a more integrated experience, providing greater flexibility and choice from the CIPFA Education and Training Centre (CETC).

In the UK, the arrival of the Apprenticeship Levy and the forthcoming apprenticeship in professional accountancy is driving change, and creating new opportunities around the delivery and funding of accountancy training.

Within this context, and to support the range of improvements we’re making, it is intended that all training for CIPFA’s Professional Accountancy Qualification will be delivered by CETC going forward.

This will cover both the CIPFA PQ in the UK, and CIPFA IPFM for students studying outside of the UK.

In addition, the arrival of our brand new virtual learning environment 'CIPFA Learning' in the new term will benefit all students, offering live interactive learning sessions, web classes on demand and a suite of other new features.

Students will continue to benefit from a first-class study experience with newly improved access to the knowledge and support of our expert tutors, and greater flexibility around their training.

Underpinning these changes, our core syllabus remains unchanged – still offering the best educational foundation for developing the next generation of public finance professionals and leaders.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Kaplan again, and we do hope to continue to work with them on various projects in the future.

Together, we have created a series of frequently asked questions for students and employers that you can reach via the links below.

FAQs for CIPFA employers and students > 

FAQs for current Kaplan students >